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For Fun: Some dogs just love swimming. Let your dog swim in a controlled environment while you keep him going with toys. You stay warm, and your dog gets a great workout.
For Wellness: Gentle physical stimulation and exercise can keep your elder or physically challenged dog healthy and comfortable, keeping muscles strong and essential body systems running smoothly.
For Weight Loss: Swimming is an ideal exercise for pudgy pooches. It’s a safe, low-impact way to burn calories and build muscle mass.
For Conditioning: Warm water swimming is the perfect solution for conditioning the canine athlete. Swimming is a very efficient whole-body exercise. With the water providing resistance, a five-minute swim is equivalent to about a five-mile run. A challenging but low-impact workout, swimming keeps your dog in peak condition for trials while sparing joints.