Warming Up and Cooling Down for the Outdoors

A dog runs through grass

Just like people, dogs need to warm up before exercise and cool down afterwards. Warming up helps prepare the dog’s body for exercise including increasing blood flow to muscles. Cooling down prepares the dog’s body for rest by decreasing the dog’s heartrate and breathing. No matter what type of outdoor activity you and your dog are about to enjoy, it’s important to implement both to prevent your dog from suffering an injury. So, how exactly do you do a canine warm up and cool down? Check out “Warm Ups and Cool Downs for Your Dog” for more information!

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