The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Victoria just reported that there has been an increase of dog injuries in their area. The reason behind this is the apparent excessive walking of doggos during the pandemic.
– There has been an increase in strain-related injuries in Victoria.
– The chief vet of the RSPCA in the area advised that dog owners should limit the time their doggos walk.
– Also, younger and growing doggos need lesser…
The injuries are said to be strain-related. The chief vet of RPSCA Victoria said in a statement, “Regardless of whether we are stuck at home and walking our dogs more, there is always a risk of overexercising.” Overexercise in dogs are most common in young and growing dogs as well as to large breed like German shepherds and Great Danes. The chief vet advised that it is best to shorten the time that growing doggos go out for a walk. She said that dog owners can walk their doggos for around 10 to 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes in one day.
An alternative for walking would be swimming because it takes a lot of weight off of the bodies of doggos. Mental exercise would also be a great substitute because mental exercises are just as tiring as physical exercises.
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