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Pet Services in Cave Creek, AZ

Dog Walking, More Than Just a Bathroom Break

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Dogs, like many people, are creatures of habit. They like a regular schedule to go outside and smell the fresh air, enjoy some exercise, and of course, relieve themselves. 

In addition to bathroom breaks, dogs also need plenty of physical exercise along with being able to simply spend time interacting with a human. You know how excited your dog gets when you walk in the door. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been at work for 8 hours or just ran down to the corner store to pick up a gallon of milk. Heck, you might even have one of those dogs who loves everyone and even gets excited to see the UPS man. So just imagine how much joy you’ll bring to your dog’s life when you have a consistent dog-walking schedule with a pet care provider you trust. 

Unfortunately often our schedules don’t accommodate a time frame that allows for dogs to be able to go outside as often as they should. According to Dr. Kristy Conn, while urinary frequency depends on many factors, adult dogs should be provided the opportunity to relieve themselves three to five times a day. In addition to being physically uncomfortable, a dog’s health can become compromised over time resulting in urinary tract infections and other problems. Dr. Wendy C. Brooks a practicing veterinarian in Los Angeles and the founder of the Pet Health Library believes, “holding urine may predispose the dog to transitional cell carcinoma…more than half (up to 70%) of bladder tumors developed by pets are transitional cell carcinomas.”  Bottom line, to keep a dog healthy and happy they need potty breaks every 4-6 hours. 

It’s just common sense that regular exercise several times a day keeps a dog both physically and mentally healthy, especially dogs that are crated. Plus they need that human interaction. Dogs that are denied both are often hyperactive and under-socialized causing them to be fearful of other humans and harder to train. 

After a good walk there should be a short playtime period or maybe just some cuddles depending on the age and physical health of the dog. Then your pet companion professional will give fresh water and a treat or two, if pre-approved with the dog’s owner. 

He’s your best friend; she is the most important thing in your life; and you want only the best for them. One call to Peace Love Bulldog will give you the peace of mind knowing you are providing your pet with the ultimate in pet care in the Cave Creek area. Please connect with Nicholas by calling 602-692-2830 or use our convenient online form.