Physical Activity in Dogs: A Review

This article provides a comprehensive review of the literature on physical activity in dogs. The review covers topics such as the benefits of physical activity for dogs, the factors that influence physical activity levels in dogs, and the methods used to measure physical activity in dogs. The review also discusses the relationship between physical activity and various health outcomes in dogs, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and osteoarthritis. The authors conclude that physical activity is essential for the health and well-being of dogs, and that dog owners should be encouraged to provide their dogs with regular opportunities for physical activity. The authors also highlight the need for further research on the optimal levels and types of physical activity for dogs, as well as the development of interventions to promote physical activity in dogs.

Vanapalli, S. R., & Siriyaporn, A. (2019). Physical activity in dogs: A review. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 22(4), 361-374.

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