Vets Offer Safer Dog Walk Tips—and Things Not to Do 

Dog owners exercise their dogs for an average of 22 minutes more per day, 

according to a study that was published in the journal BMC Public Health in 2017.  

This is the kind of activity that counts toward the 150 minutes of moderate- 

intensity exercise that the American Heart Association recommends for each week being completed. 

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In addition, according to veterinarian Megan Conrad, DVM, who works for the veterinary telemedicine service,  

walking outside has a number of significant positive effects on your health.  

Hello, Ralphie, your dog will benefit much from the cerebral stimulation that comes with going for regular walks. 

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