A Pet sitter can contribute to your pet’s physical, mental and social activity
You know that physical activity is essential for keeping your pet happy and healthy, but what do you do if you, on the odd occasion, don’t have enough time to spend with them?
This is where a pet-sitter can be a wonderful addition to your pet’s life (and yours too!). Whether you are going away on holidays, or there are just some days when your pet is home alone for too long, a pet-sitter can help give your pet the mental stimulation and physical activity they need, and with careful selection of the right person for your pet, you can rest assured knowing your pet is in good hands.
Physical exercise is excellent for your pet
Why is physical exercise so important for your pet? You know it helps keep them fit and healthy and lifts their mood, but what exactly is occurring when they’re active that makes it so beneficial?
Apart from being a great opportunity to play and enjoy time together, physical activity is great for your pet’s heart health, due to the increased blood circulation it promotes. It also helps with weight management, keeping your pet slimmer and fitter, and it aids digestion - increased blood circulation helps keep the digestive system functioning properly. Physical activity also goes a long way to encouraging rest and deeper sleeping. Physically tired pets sleep well!
The physical exercise needs of your pet will depend on many things including what sort of animal they are (dogs need a lot more exercise than cats), and your pet’s personality, age, temperament, lifestyle and even breed. An energetic Husky obviously needs a much more dynamic form of exercise than a small Chihuahua! Keep this in mind when planning physical activities for your companion.