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How to Include Your Pets in Your Exercise Regime

If you exercise regularly and want to get your pet involved, you can turn playtime into a great workout for you and your pet. You can have fun and get active at the same time and enjoy quality time with your furry friend. 

Here are some fun and effective ways to include your pet in your exercise routines. These ideas are best suited for dogs but cats might enjoy them too. 

Ball Games 

Both dogs and cats enjoy ball games, get fit and incorporate ball games into your daily workout routine with your pet. Throw the ball and run with your dog or cat to fetch the ball, repeat five or six times or for as long as you can. You can also try rolling the ball along the floor instead of throwing it to add some variety to the game. 

Skipping 

Skipping is another high energy, fun activity to try with your pet, dogs and cats love to jump and run around. Skip and encourage your cat or dog to join in, they might be afraid of the rope at first but some dogs and cats can actually skip along with their owners. Give it a try! 

Remember the health and safety of your pet is important, if your dog or cat gets injured or you notice a change in their energy levels, take them for a check-up at a nearby animal hospital like Paoli Vetcare

Running 

Running requires no equipment, when you can’t think of any interesting ideas for workout routines or games, just run or jog. Your dog will certainly run along with you and enjoy every minute of it. A quick 30-minute jog with your pet will most definitely be beneficial for both of you. 30 minutes of daily activity can significantly reduce the risk of various health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 

Jumping Jacks with Toys 

Grab some toys and do some jumping jacks and hold the toys as you jump to encourage your pet to jump along with you. You can also throw the toys and get your dog or cat to fetch and bring them back to you, this routine is high-energy and fun for you and your pet. 

   Yoga 

Believe it or not, you can do yoga with your dog, roll out a yoga mat for yourself and one for your dog. Yoga is generally best for dogs but you can try it with your cat too. Follow some simple yoga routines for dogs and humans online, this will relax and soothe your dog as well as provide him/her with much-needed exercise. This is a great workout to do before your dog goes to sleep after an evening walking session. Dogs and cats generally love to stretch, encourage them to do more stretching by including them in your yoga routine. 

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, include your pets, stay active and spend some quality time with your furry friend. 

The Best Ways To Play With Your Cat

Although they might seem like confident and independent creatures on the surface, cats need a good amount of playtime with you, just like any other pet. Taking the time to play with your cat can help considerably in allowing you to form stronger bonds and get a much better sense of what kind of personality they have. There are quite a few ways to play with a cat, so in this article we take a look at a few of them to give you a better idea of how you can start better engaging with your feline friend.

Simple ways to entertain your cat

Even the best cat insurance in Australia won’t help a lethargic, overweight cat, so keeping in mind some good ways to keep your cat active can help a lot during play time. In order to achieve this, consider playtime activities that arouse your cat’s natural hunting instincts, as this is a sure-fire way to help get them moving quickly and speedily. Playtime activities that stimulate these instincts include using sticks that have little ends attached (such as feathers) that you can use to mimic prey, and also unpredictable objects like motorised mice that will unfailingly get the attention of a cat. You can even endlessly entertain your cat by attaching something to the end of a shoelace or a stick and move it around while you’re watching TV! Another fun way to entertain your cat is by using a torch to cast a beam of light on a flat surface and have them chase it. Laser pointers are also a great option if you have them, as you can use them to highlight specific things very easily. 

Creating things for your pet

Although you might think toys for your cat will carry a hefty price tag, this is actually far from the case – your cat can be very easily entertained with a lot of things that you can find around your house, with cardboard boxes being the perfect example –you’d be surprised how much fun a cat can have a paper towel roll! You can very quickly and easily create a little hideout for your cat by cutting some holes in the cardboard box, and you can throw some simple little play bits in there, like a scrunched up ball of paper and a paper bag. Plastic things should generally be avoided (unless you’re very closely supervising) as cats can choke on them very easily. This means you can also easily improvise and create areas for your cat to climb and explore. Creating little obstacle courses allows your cat to naturally wear down their claws, so if you have the room setting up a little area out of bits you have lying around the house or buying a pre-made enclosure can help them strut their stuff. 

A few things to remember

Play times need not last forever – eventually your pet will get tuckered out, or will feel like they’ve won, and at this point you can feel safe wrapping up your little play session. At this stage, it also never hurts to give your cat some love for participating! There are a few other things to keep in mind to keep your cat enjoying its play time. First, dedicate some time to playing a few shorter sessions every day, allow your cat to have some victories, mix up the toy selection and never, ever force them to play.

Styling Your Yorkie Was Never Fun Before!



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Styling Yorkies can be so much fun, both for the owner and the dog. Yorkie dogs are known for their gorgeous long fur. Instead of constantly choosing short fur styles, you can let its fur grow out and have some fun with it. If you’re patient and have some skill, you can even try to style your Yorkie by yourself. Sometimes the best dog haircuts are done by their creative owners. But, if you’re not that creative or skilled in this area, just choose a style and let the dog groomer do the magic. Continue reading “Styling Your Yorkie Was Never Fun Before!” »