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256 Sheppard Ave. West
Toronto, ON M2N 1N3
(416) 222-5409

What makes a perfect holiday gift? Something thoughtful? Something that makes the recipient feel warm and fuzzy? Something that the recipient both needs and wants? Something that doesn’t break the bank (alright this is more for your benefit than for theirs – but let’s be honest here, it’s still a factor in the perfect holiday gift.) So got any bright ideas? Hmm, that’s what I thought. Coming up with great gifts can turn out to be just another factor in holiday stress. Not this year – I’ve got the perfect pet gift idea that meets all the above criteria and even helps you to relax and let the stress of the day float away.

What could it possibly be, you say? Exercise, I say. Pet care often takes a back seat to the mayhem of the holidays, and fair enough, there are a million and one things to do and a million and one people to see. But it is really important to get your pup out there for their regular walks, it’s arguably even more important this time of year, when guests are likely to spoil your dog with extra treats or even sneak them people food. Giving your dog the gift of regular exercise is the best way to maintain their health and yours – a nice evening or early morning will help clear your head or alternatively, organize your day’s to-do list AND gives you exercise too!

Some quality bonding time with your pup reminds them that they are still important to you amidst the bustle of guests and parties, it makes them happy, it’s something they both need and want and best of all, it’s free. Enjoy the December air!

For more information about how much exercise your pet needs over the holidays, call your local vet at the Pet Wellness Network. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

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