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Do Dogs Need to Stretch?

do dogs need to stretch

Did you know that stretching is very important to dogs, too?

Actually, stretching has many benefits for your dog, including preserving their mobility and increasing their range of motion. You don’t even have to spend a lot of time doing it.

Do dogs need to stretch?

Dogs need to stretch – every single day, in fact.

The more active your dog is, the more you should encourage them to stretch their bodies in order to stay healthy and fit. That’s because active dogs are at a higher risk of developing injuries, which proper stretching can help prevent.

The most important thing is to stay consistent. Make sure that you let your dogs stretch gently after their daily walk.

For dogs that won’t stretch by themselves, there are some tricks you can use to get them to do so. The easiest way is to get them to look at you as you sit behind them. This will get them to stretch their body in order to have a look. You can also hold a treat in your hand to ensure that they’ll follow your movement.

Remember, if your dog shows any sign of discomfort or pain during stretching, discontinue immediately and go to the nearest vet.

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