Even when we feel like it's too cold or dark to go outside, we need to consider our dog's physical health. If they aren't being taken on regular walks, they require another form of physical activity to supplement the exercise they're missing out on.
Just like humans, dogs need to exercise all year round. Statistically, dogs are more likely to encounter weight problems than cats. These weight problems can lead your pet to a shorter lifespan, poor quality of life and even obesity.
Additionally, pet obesity is associated with other medical problems, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Insulin resistance
- Liver disease
- Reproductive disorders
- Increased risk of cancer
- To prevent your dog from gaining weight or facing any health risks associated with obesity during winter, we recommend indoor activities instead!
The PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher offers your dog plenty of indoor and outdoor fetching fun. The Ball Launcher does the work for you when your motivation to play has gone down with the sunlight and warmth!
The Automatic Ball Launcher is adjustable in angle and distance and, with the perfect set-up, can shoot the ball up to 10 metres and allows your dog to play for 15 minutes, then gives them 15 minutes rest before it starts up again!
So this winter, make sure you think about how to can keep your dog's health in check to make up for all the days you choose to stay in bed instead of braving the cold for your dog's daily dose of exercise!