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Research your dog¡¯s breed
to discover what stimu-
lus they are most likely
to respond to, so you can
find new toys and activities
your dog will love.
Examples might be hide-
and-seek games, hav-
ing them use their sense
of smell to find treats or
chasing (non-toxic) bub-
Spending time playing
with your dog is not only
fun and a terrific stress-
reliever for both of you,
but it also strengthens the
human-pet bond. Give your
pet healthy exercise that
every dog needs and your
furry friend will be happier,
Celebrate National Fetch
Day this Oct. 19 by play-
ing a rousing game of fetch
with your dog.
Celebrate National Fetch Day
#2 ¨C Terpenes linalool and myrcene are used
in types of medicinal cannabis that are targeted
towards people who have sleep disorders for their
naturally sedating and calming effects without feel-
ings of sluggishness.
#3 ¨C For chronic migraines, headaches, and ar-
thritis, myrcene and caryophyllene are used as the
dominant terpenes to help in reduction of inflam-
mation and help defend against flare ups.
#4 ¨C Myrcene and pinene can be combined to pro-
mote uplifting the spirits of those who suffer from
depression by improving mood balance.
As we continue to research and learn, we find that
terpenes are very important in the medicinal use of
These compounds allow patients to find relief with-
out having to worry about side effects, and even
help to reduce side effects that could be caused by
other compounds within the plant, including reduc-
ing the psychoactive effects of THC.
Terpenes have a variety of uses, and we know they
are safe and helpful in our overall health in many
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good game of fetch with your dog. You can
play fetch at a nearby park or right in your
yard, if you have enough space for your dog
to run around.
Not good at throwing? No worries - a toy like
Chuckit! launcher from Petmate can keep
your dog engaged and excited to run and
fetch for a lively, active play session that will
be fun for both of you.
¡°Fetch play is a terrific way to increase stami-
na and keep your pup in shape,¡± says Weber.
The interactive game of fetch encourages
healthy movement and cardiovascular endur-
ance for pets and pet owners, especially as
active play and movement declines when the
weather gets colder.
Fetch is also an effective way to help train
and develop positive behavior in puppies or
newly adopted four-legged family members.
5. Exercise their brains
Create an obstacle course in your yard or use
puzzle games to help keep your dogs men-
tally active - which can relieve boredom for
dogs who spend time alone.
A great gift idea!
5 tips for keeping your dog more active
(BPT): Face it, getting enough exercise is tough for
everyone, and it¡¯s certainly true when it comes to
our pets.
The amount of exercise your dog may need varies,
depending on the age, size and breed, but most
dogs need more exercise than they¡¯re getting,
especially during the colder months when we all
prefer to stay indoors.
Consult your veterinarian for guidelines about how
much exercise your dog should be getting to stay
in top condition, then make a plan to add more pep
to your dog¡¯s step.
Dr. Jeff Weber, Emmy award-winning celebrity
veterinarian, says that play and exercise are key to
keeping our four-legged friends healthy: ¡°Just like
humans, there is a strong correlation to obesity
in pets when they eat more and exercise less. In
fact, it has been estimated that up to 50 percent
of dogs and cats in this country are overweight or,
worse yet, obese. It¡¯s important to get your pet up
and moving.¡±
What are the best ways to keep your pup - and
you - active and moving?
1. Vary your walking route
When you¡¯re walking your dog, switch up the route
now and then to keep it more interesting for both
of you.
Work on adding a few minutes or a couple of extra
blocks to your walk any chance you get, and you¡¯ll
both benefit from the extra steps.
2. Pick up the pace
Rather than just taking a leisurely stroll, walk with
purpose, like you¡¯re trying to get somewhere. This
will make it a more heart-healthy workout for the
both of you.
Ease into it slowly, trying 5 minutes quicker, fol-
lowed by 5 minutes slower, until you both get used
to the faster pace. Enlist different family members
to join you or take turns at the walks to vary the
walking pace your dog experiences.
3. Bring friends along
You¡¯re more likely to enjoy and stick with regular
walking dates if you can make some of your walks
into a social occasion, whether your friends also
have dogs or not.
Instead of meeting someone for coffee or drinks,
meet up with them for a walk-and-talk with your
4. Make time for active play
In addition to walking every day, mix it up! Spend
a little extra time encouraging active play like a
¡°What a dog I got,
his favorite bone
is in my arm.¡±
- Rodney Dangerfield