Furry Fitness Fanatics: The Pet Fitness Trend

June 03, 2024
By: Adriana Valle

Does your furry friend have a case of the zoomies every time you mention a walk? Are you seeing more active pups and fit felines on social media? Well, get ready to join the pack! Pet wellness is booming, and pet fitness is a major trend. At Shoreline Happy Paws, we’re all about keeping your pets happy and healthy, and that includes keeping them active! So, how can you incorporate this hot trend into your pet’s routine, even when you’re away? In this blog, Furry Fitness Fanatics: The Latest Pet Wellness Trend, we will explore the world of pet fitness and how we can help you keep your furry companion in tip-top shape, even during the hectic summer months.

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The Pet Fitness Trend: Benefits

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From weight management and improved mood to stronger joints and a boost in their cardiovascular and immune systems, exercise does wonders for our furry companions. Yet, not all pets are created equal! It’s important to explore fun and safe exercise options for dogs, cats, and even smaller pets like rabbits and guinea pigs. From leash walks and fetch sessions to interactive puzzles and obstacle courses, there’s a fitness plan for every pet species, personality, and activity level.

The Pet Fitness Trend: Planning

Exercise shouldn’t feel like a chore for either you or your pet! Engaging walks and playtime ensure you and your pet can enjoy your new wellness routine together.

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Remember to incorporate mental stimulation alongside physical activity for your pup. And, consider listening to your favorite music or podcast while walking to keep you motivated.

Most importantly, we encourage you to plan and schedule your daily walks, play sessions, etc. around the same time each day. Once you choose your daily schedule, add it to your household calendar. By doing so, you can set up reminders. And, you and your pet can fall into a predictable routine, which, believe it or not, is fun for pets. Once they get accustomed to the new routine, they’re sure to remind you too!

Don’t forget pet fitness trackers like FitBark and Fi. With fitness trackers and smartphone apps, you can monitor your pet’s activity levels, allowing you to stay informed and motivated.

The Pet Fitness Trend: Support

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At Shoreline Happy Paws, we’re not just about cuddles and kibble. We incorporate walks, playtime, and light training exercises into all our dog-specific services. We also make playtime a priority with our feline and small animal friends. If you let us know your pet’s fitness goals, we’ll keep them moving, learning, and entertained while in our care.

By incorporating pet fitness into your furry friend’s routine, you’re investing in their long-term health and happiness. With Shoreline Happy Paws on your pet care team, you can be sure your pet is active and engaged, even when you’re away!

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Our dog walking, dog hiking and pet sitting services are an ideal way to keep your pets happy, fulfilled, and active while at home.

New Shoreline Happy Paws clients can create an account. We will be in touch to further discuss your needs and set you, your family, and your pet(s) up for success. Existing clients may book dog walking, dog hiking, or pet sitting services by logging in to your client profile.

Shoreline Happy Paws serves the following areas of the Connecticut Shoreline:

  • Old Saybrook
  • Essex, Ivoryton & Centerbrook
  • Deep River
  • Chester
  • Westbrook
  • Clinton
  • Old Lyme
  • East Lyme
  • Niantic

Certain Parts and Certain Service Hours in:

  • Lyme and Madison
  • Waterford, New London, Groton
  • Uncasville, Gales Ferry, Mystic, Noank

By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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