In Northern, VA, the winter weather will be arriving soon. And this means snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. For those of us that don’t like this weather, our idea of spending time inside is more desirable. In the cold weather we are forced to exercise and find more activities to do indoors. What do we do with our favorite four-legged friends when taking them outside to play is just unbearable? Well, regardless of the temperature, dogs still need the exercise. Dogs need as much exercise in winter as they do in summer, so daily walks and outdoor play remain a must. Exercise is a vital part of any pet’s life, ensuring that they stay happy, healthy and fit and remain your best friend for many years to come. During the winter months in Northern Va, we have to find creative ways to make sure that our pets get fresh air, good exercise and/or some outdoor time:
Becky O’Neil is a pet expert and owner of Becky’s Pet Care, a professional provider of dog walking and pet sitting services in the Northern VA area.