During the cold winter months, dogs tend to be less active. This is not only because the low temperatures make the dogs lazy, but also because the owner does not like to go outside with the temperatures. This also results in extra winter kilos in dogs.
56% of owners guilty
The British Tails.com has started a survey of dogs and owners in the autumn and winter months. The dog food manufacturer came out with shocking results. No fewer than 56% of owners admit to regularly staying indoors instead of taking their four-legged friend for a walk in cold weather! In addition, 1 in 6 dog owners hope that the weather will be bad that day, so that they have a valid excuse not to go for a walk with the dog and can stay indoors.
All this results in about an hour less exercise per week compared to summer. The kilos are flying!
Get rid of the winter pounds
The result of less exercise for many owners and dogs is that we end up with extra kilos on the scale. For both owner and dog. So don't make these cold days an excuse and don't hope for cold or bad weather. Go out with the dog and say goodbye to those winter pounds!
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