Why You Need to Walk Your Dog

Why You Need to Walk Your DogWalking your dog is more than a chore, it’s your moral responsibility. 

Dogs have co-evolved with humans for the last 30,000 years. In fact, a recent study shows that dogs are much better at reading our emotions, intentions, and even our speech much better than we previously thought. They are completely dependent on us for food, water, and pretty much everything else, and that’s why it’s important that you take your dog out for a walk twice a day. Not doing so can stress out your dog and create an unhealthy and abusive environment for it. Here are a few benefits to walking your dog.

Pudge Prevention

Daily walks, along with a healthy diet, can prevent pet obesity. Obesity can lead to further complications like arthritis and diabetes, but they are preventable.

Healthy Bonding

Dogs are pack animals. It’s in their DNA to be a part of a pack (or family). Every walk you take strengthens your bond and also gets both of you moving. It lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, too!

Good Vibes

A tired dog is a good dog. All that walking releases that stored up energy and works wonders to zen your best friend into a much calmer dog. It could be your solution as to why the dog keeps scratching the sofa or keeps losing fur.

Moral Responsibility

If you didn’t want to take care of a living creature, you could have gotten a stuffed animal. Dogs are living creatures with personalities and emotions. It is not only your legal responsibility to keep this creature alive, but happy and healthy.

There is no such thing as a bad dog, only a bad owner. Don’t be a bad owner! For all of your pet insurance needs to ensure you have the right coverage, contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Carlisle: One Of The Best Cities For Walking!

Carlisle: One Of The Best Cities For Walking!Love walking? Carlisle is for you!

According to MONEY magazine, Carlisle Borough is one of the top 5 places in the country for people who would prefer to walk or ride their bike to work.

To determine the most pedestrian-friendly locations, MONEY looks at 1,900 different towns and cities. Across the nation, only 1 percent of the population in any given town or city bikes to work, and only 3 percent walks. In order to be eligible for this top 5 ranking, the location had to show that they had at least 18 percent of their population getting to work by their own power.

Carlisle is only going to get better for bikers and walkers, too. Not only is the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail just a mile outside the Borough, bike lanes to connect the Borough and this trail are in progress.

Cities and towns in which more people walk and bike to work also show lower levels of serious health risks like high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Did you know that walking to work can also help you save on your auto insurance? To learn more about how reduced car usage can help you slash your Pennsylvania rates, contact Miller Insurance Associates today!