For your pet, playtime is a lot of fun. They aren’t aware that playing is actually beneficial in many other ways! Below, your Poway, CA veterinary professional tells you about three major benefits of play for pets.

Exercise

Of course, a pet who plays regularly is also exercising regularly. Exercise is key for maintaining your pet’s bodily functions and staving off obesity, one of the leading causes of health concerns in domesticated pets. Ask your veterinarian about the best ways to give your pet the exercise they need on a daily basis.

Mental Stimulation

Pets who don’t play often enough aren’t getting the proper amount of mental stimulation. This can lead to undesirable behaviors like house soiling, urine spraying, aggression toward owners or other pets in the house, loud vocalizations, digging, scratching, chewing, escape attempts, and more.

Quality Bonding Time

The relationship you and your pet share is important—it may be one of the strongest bonds you’ll ever experience! Nurture and strengthen this bond on a daily basis with playtime. It will prove to be a positive experience for the both of you!

If your pet needs veterinary attention, we’re here to help. Contact your Animal Hospital Poway, CA office.