Did you know that January is Walk Your Pet Month? While it might seem like an awfully cold time of year for such a thing, it’s a great way to get your New Year’s resolutions off to a strong start.
Walking your pet is something you should do all year round. If it’s cold outside, you can bundle up, and even give your pet a little extra outerwear too. If your pet is on the furry side, you don’t have to worry about the cold as long as you limit your exposure to a reasonable amount of time. If there’s snow on the ground, you can enjoy watching your pet play in it. Chances are, you’ll be ready to escape the cold before your pet is.
If you aren’t sure if your pet is up to a winter walk, talk with your veterinarian. Your vet knows your pet well and can help you determine what’s best for your pet.
A Surprisingly Fun Time to Walk Your Pet
Winter walks with your pet can be a great outing. We tend to spend a lot more time inside during the winter months, and even a short walk can help boost energy, burn a few calories, and improve your mood. It works for your pet as well.
One great thing about the short winter days is that you can catch a beautiful sunrise or sunset at a convenient hour. Take a walk between 7am and 8am to see the beauty of a winter morning. You can also take a walk after work in the early evening and enjoy the wonder of a winter sunset with your pet.
Make the most of your time with your pet any time of year. You’ll be glad you did.