Safe Exercise for Dogs With Limits

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When we think of exercising our dogs, we tend to think of going all out – long, brisk walks, throwing a ball as far as possible, vigorous romping with other dogs. But in the life of nearly all dogs there will be circumstances where that’s not possible, including when your dog is recovering from injury or illness, when they’re aging, or when the weather’s too hot, especially if they’re smush-faced. In all of those cases, you still need to keep your dog fit. Fortunately, there are gentler ways to do this.

Lombardi, L. (2021). Safe exercise for dogs with limits. Fear Free Happy Homes. Retrieved February 18, 2022, from



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Topic(s): Exercise, Exercise - Safety & Welfare Considerations, Pet Families