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How long should an overweight dog exercise?

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Here are some approaches to increasing your canine companion's activity that you can discuss with your veterinarian: If your dog is overweight (but not obese) and has no joint, heart or respiratory issues, Ernie Ward, DVM, of Calabash, N.C., recommends starting with 30 minutes of brisk walking five days a week.

How long should I walk my obese dog?

Walking for weight loss is very different than walking for pleasure. You should aim for a daily brisk 30-minute walk. With this sort of walking, you should break into a slight sweat within a few minutes.

How do I get my overweight dog in shape?

One simple solution to jump-start your dog's weight loss is to feed your dog his normal food in the morning but replacing his second meal with mostly green beans (low sodium), a bit of kibble, and a doggie multi-vitamin in the evening. Switching your dog's treats to healthier options will help him lose weight, too.

Do dogs lose weight through exercise?

“Weight loss begins and ends at the food bowl for dogs and cats,” Ernie Ward, DVM, and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), tells us. “Weight loss for humans and dogs is 60-70% diet and 30-40% exercise.”

How long should a dog be exercised daily?

The short answer: at least 30-45 minutes. The longer answer: Ideally longer! If you've got a healthy, active dog, shoot for at least 60 minutes a day.

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