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Stay safe when out walking your four-legged friend in Redditch

Redditch Editorial 24th May, 2017   0

PEOPLE up and down the country are celebrating National Walking Month throughout May and families and friends alike are being encouraged to get outside, to enjoy the warmer weather and explore the great outdoors with a simple 20-minute walk every day during the month.

Lintbells, creators of YuMOVE the UK’s No.1 veterinary joint supplement, know that no walk is complete without your four-legged friends and what better time to take them on an adventure than during National Walking Month.

1. Plan ahead

Plan your route before you set off and have an idea of where you’re going so you don’t overdo it. Remember your dog may get tired more quickly than you, so try and take regular breaks where possible and know your dog’s limits before heading out.




2. Be aware of grazing animals

On countryside walks your pooch won’t be the only animal around, you may come across a number of grazing animals such as cows or sheep. It’s important to respect the countryside and its residents; therefore you should try to keep your dog on a lead around other animals to avoid them running off and causing a fright.


3. Remember the treats

Remember to pack some healthy treats for both yourself and your furry friend, not only will this keep both your energy levels up on those long walks but treats can also help to aid your dog’s behaviour. Whether you’re trying to get them to come back to you or stay close while passing a big group, a pocket full of treats will be a huge help.

4. Keep hydrated with water

It is really important to make sure you and your dog are kept hydrated during your walk, especially in warmer weather, so be sure to pop a few bottles into your rucksack.

5. Be cautious of open water

Your dog may be a big fan of open water and love to jump in to streams, rivers or ponds at the first chance they get particularly during the summer months. They may be a regular swimmer however it is important to always keep a close eye on them in case they get into any trouble. This is crucial in unfamiliar surroundings as you won’t be aware of the depth or current strengths.

For those dogs that lead an active life Lintbells YuMOVE supplement can help support their joints and mobility meaning they can enjoy long beautiful walks for many years to come.

For more information visit www.lintbells.com or call 01462 790886

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