19 July 2011

Importance of exercising pet animals

Regular exercise is important to avoid illness and encourage normal behaviour patterns in most pet animals.

Regular exercise will boost your pet's health - and who knows, you may lose a few pounds to.

  • Cats kept in flats - where there is simply no opportunity for them to exercise properly.
  • Dog owners who work all day and play at nights and weekends - without building an exercise period for their dog into their daily routine.
  • Rabbits and guinea pigs that are kept confined to a cage or hutch all year round without access to an exercise run.
  • Hamsters that are kept in a small cage and not provided with a wheel or an exercise ball, and 
  • Birds without enough flight space in their cage.

Studies in humans have clearly shown the psychological and physical benefits of regular exercise, resulting in an improved quality of life, reduced susceptibility to illness and increased life-span. 


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