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Published: Apr 06, 2011

While many dogs may be prone to taking long naps and relaxing for most of the day, some breeds need lots of exercise. Pet parents who care for such a canine should be sure that they provide their animal with proper attention and nurturing in order to help them maintain their pet health, according to

If your pooch has been staying inside for most of the winter, then be sure that the first few walks are shorter in distance, so your dog has time to adjust. The news source recommends allowing the pet to be the guide.

To build endurance, it may be best to include hills or stairs into your daily walks. Just remember, in hot temperatures, it's essential to give dogs plenty of water and time to rest on outdoor excursions

"Good warm-up and cool-down routines are the most important things that you can do to prevent injury in your dog," Lin McGonagle, a licensed veterinary technician, told the news source.

According to the Winfield Courier Online, it may be wise to take your dog in for their annual exam this spring, as pets may be more likely to pick up parasites with more time spent outside.