Is your dog ready for a longer walk?

You have a dog at home who is always eager to head outside for a walk. This makes you wonder – should you be taking him out for longer periods of time?

To tell if your pet is ready for a longer walk, you will need to consider how he handles his typical time outside with you. If he is still filled with energy at the end of your walk, he may be able to handle some additional time outside. Remember to take the intensity of each route into account, as well as the weather conditions in your area, as these may impact how long your pet is comfortable outside. Be sure to bring along anything your pet may need to stay comfortable, like some water to help him stay hydrated. Your local Washington DC veterinarian can help you care for the pets in your home.


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