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Pet Walking Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pet Walking.

Exercising with Your Dog

You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tai...  Read more

How Much Exercise Does My Dog or Cat Need?

We all know that exercise is an important aspect of an overall healthy lifestyle. The same rule applies when it comes to our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, many of our pets are much too sedentary these days, which can take a toll on both their p...  Read more

The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

I grew up in a garden apartment development in New York, quite different from the suburban home my children know. There were tons of other kids around, my best friend lived downstairs, and we walked or rode bikes everywhere. I was never envious of my...  Read more

Dog-Friendly Vacations

Whether you're traveling solo or bringing the whole family along on vacation, you can add even more fun to your trip by including your beloved canine companion. More than 80 percent of people who travel with pets bring their dog, according to a 2...  Read more

Helping Pets Cope with Temperature Extremes

My thick-coated mixed-breed dog, Jack, loves to play in the snow. He's happy to romp around an icy park for an hour and only stops when the fur between his toes is matted with chunks of ice. He loves the park in the spring and fall, as well, runn...  Read more

Bragaboutme Walk 5 Miles 3 Times Week
Updated 4/19/2014 6:37:20 AM

I have been doing this for a year, but once I hit 5 miles, 2 hours after exercise extremely fatigued,eat, shot for the day. I have discussed w/ MD. HEALTH NOT AN ISSUE, they says it's just age. Can this be...  Read more

50 mins of mat pilates and a 1 hour walk! whoohoo!
Updated 4/17/2014 2:20:25 PM

I didn't really feel like exercising but I turned on my PC and went to youtube. I started with working my thighs for 10 minutes, then my butt for another 10 minutes, then my obliques, then my lower abs, then my abs and lo and behold, I had done a 50...  Read more

Miles to walk/Lbs to lose by summer (June 22)
Updated 4/19/2014 11:15:13 PM

Hi all! I want to set a goal for myself to walk 50 miles & lose 15 pounds by summer! That is June 22 (9 1/2 weeks)! If anyone would like to join me, please do! I would love the company!! SW: 4/16/14 - 212.5 Miles walked: 4/16/14 - 1.12...  Read more

Walking to running (beginner)
Updated 4/16/2014 11:19:53 PM

Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir...  Read more

Kindle Fire App for Tracking Walking Routes
Updated 4/14/2014 7:09:34 AM

Does anyone know of an app that works on the Kindle Fire that tracks walking routes while you are walking? I don't think the Kindle Fire has a GPS but I was wondering if there was one that worked on WiFi connections....  Read more

Dogs are great walking buddies!!!

I have four dogs so I am NOT allowed to sit on the couch without getting their walks in. This is a great way to keep me motivated because some days I simply would not get up and exercise if I didn't have to. Looking at their longing faces makes me wa...  Read more

Dogs are great walking buddies!!!

I have four dogs so I am NOT allowed to sit on the couch without getting their walks in. This is a great way to keep me motivated because some days I simply would not get up and exercise if I didn't have to. Looking at their longing faces makes me wa...  Read more

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  Read more

Pets and the Summer Heat: How to Keep Them Safe and Cool

It’s no secret that there has been a lot of extreme heat in many of the states this summer and it doesn’t seem to want to let up. Where I live, it has been extremely hot and humid, which has put a big damper on some of my daily walks with...  Read more

In the News: Obesity Goes to the Dogs

The obesity epidemic has gone to the dogs. Seven dogs and one cat in Britain are starting a 100-day lifestyle makeover, complete with diet and exercise. They're all more than 30% overweight, according to a Reuters article. According to the story: "Th...  Read more