the importance of keeping your pet active

the importance of keeping your pet active

A healthy and happy pet is the top priority for any pet owner. Our team at Momentum Carnivore Nutrition is sharing the benefits of keeping your pet active and how you can keep your pet moving with a proper diet. 

Maintain a Healthy Weight

One of the key benefits of keeping your furry friend active is to help them maintain a healthy weight. Overweight pets often develop health issues such as stiff joints, arthritis, and diabetes, which slow them down even more. 

By keeping your pet active, they’re likely to keep the weight off and maintain a longer, healthier life. 

As pet parents, it can be tempting to let our pets finish our leftovers or give them too many treats for being the best girl or boy. Try and avoid that.  

According to research from the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and Banfield Pet Hospital, more than 50% of pets are overweight

Carrying excess weight can decrease your pet’s lifespan by up to 2 ½ years, according to a 2019 study from the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare's Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 

The American Kennel Club recommends at least 10-15 minutes of walking daily for an average dog, then increase as needed. 

Improved Mental Health and Behavior 

Pets that don’t get enough exercise or access to toys and activities that challenge them mentally can become bored, which can be detrimental to their health. 

Understimulated pets often misbehave, chew or scratch on furniture, have bathroom accidents indoors, and display aggressive behavior. 

In addition to walks and doggy daycare visits, you can keep your dog mentally and physically active by playing games like fetch and tug-of-war, hiding treats in a pet toy, or placing food in puzzle bowls. 

For cats, things like feather wands, laser pointers, and puzzle toys help them return to their natural predatory stalking behavior. 

Improved Overall Health

According to a study from Animal Emergency Care, active pets that exercise daily can also benefit from increased joint mobility, improved cardiovascular health, increased muscle tone, improved gut health, and a decreased chance of arthritis or other common health issues. 

Strengthen the Bond Between You and Your Pet

Going on adventures with your pet will keep your pet healthy and active and increase the bond between you and your furry friend. 

Daily bonding time spent hiking, playing, or walking around your neighborhood with your dog can improve overall health for both of you. Consistent and positive interactions, like playtime, also helps cats bond with their owners.

Pets thrive on routine – daily feeding, time spent outside, playtime, and more. Your furry family member will likely pick up on your daily schedule, clearly letting you know when it’s time to eat, go outside, or play. 

And not only is staying active important to your pet’s health, but it’s also beneficial to your own. A journal from the American Heart Association said owning a dog is linked with living longer. 

Fuel Your Pet With the Raw Diet Their Bodies Crave

Keeping your pet active means fueling them with healthy, natural proteins, vitamins, and minerals. 

At Momentum Carnivore Nutrition, we create our freeze-dried treats, meal bars, single-ingredient food toppers, and functional food toppers with 100% natural ingredients. They’re packed with everything your pet needs to live a balanced, healthy life. 

Toni, owner of Momentum Carnivore Nutrition, immediately saw a positive impact of a raw, freeze-dried diet on her family dog, Peter. 

“Peter was a dog fed a traditional kibble diet for his ten years of life. The signs of aging rapidly took hold of Peter, and the loss of vitality was so evident in his behavior. He was a dog that loved to fetch and run, and quickly, barely wanted to get up because his body ached. Almost one week after transitioning him to a fully raw diet, he was up running and loving life again.”

Introduce Momentum Carnivore Nutrition to your pet today to see how a freeze-dried diet can boost activity levels and overall health!

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