In November 2015 I had the privilege of attending the Purina Better With Pets Summit in NYC. It was a phenomenal learning experience, and I sure hope I can attend again in the future! The theme of this year’s summit was emotional wellness and during the discussion panels, the talk about stress in our pets peaked my interest the most. The more I delve into the life of animals, the more I realize that they are so extremely emotional and sensitive, just as humans are. So how do we manage our pet’s stress? Is there good and bad stress? What can I do to make my dog or cat less stressed out?
Many people think that having a yard for your dogs means daily walks aren’t necessary. This is a common misconception. Going on a walk is the most enriching activity you can do with your dog. The sights, smells and sounds give your dog the mental and physical stimulation they need. It’s National Walk Your Dog Week so we’re discussing why it’s extremely important to take your dog on a daily walk.