As the saying goes, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!”
However, medical professionals claim that as pet owners we can learn a lot from our four-legged, furry friends, including these nine healthy habits inspired by the routine behaviours of cats and dogs…
1. Go for Daily Walks
Our four-legged friends benefit many ways from daily trots around the park or neighborhood. In addition to burning excess calories and managing weight, numerous studies show that getting out for a daily “w-a-l-k” can help to prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, ward of depression, and reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers as well as type 2 diabetes…and that goes double for two-legged owners!