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Walking your dog: why it is important to do it regularly

Taking your pet out for a walk is more than an obligation, it is an opportunity for your faithful companion to enjoy a walk with you, sniff new surroundings and socialize with other dogs. Your furry friend deserves a happy and fulfilling life, and walking is an essential part of their physical and mental well-being. In this article, we’ll explore the many benefits of regularly walking your furry friend, because nothing is more important to us than the health and happiness of your four-legged friend.

Improved physical health

Regular walks are essential to improve the physical health of your faithful four-legged friend. Your furry friend needs exercise to keep fit, strengthen muscles and bones, reduce the risk of obesity and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. By walking your pet regularly, you give him the opportunity to stretch his legs, play and run around, while strengthening your relationship with him. In addition, walking can help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, keeping your faithful companion healthy and living a happy and fulfilling life by your side.

Finally, please do not take your furry friend out during the hottest hours of the day (between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm), as this could be dangerous due to the high temperatures. To better protect the small pads of your faithful companion, we recommend you to use our MAIKAI pad protection spray. Recommended by veterinarians for its healing, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, this nourishing and natural lotion helps to naturally soothe and protect your dog’s paw pads.

Improving mental health

Labrador retriever with leash is waiting for walk. Maikai pets

In addition to the physical benefits, regular walks can also improve the mental health of your faithful four-legged friend. Your furry friend needs mental stimulation and new environments to thrive, and walking can provide a wealth of sensory stimulation. By discovering new places, sniffing new smells and interacting with other dogs and people, your dog can gain confidence, reduce stress, anxiety and improve his sociability. Walks can also help prevent boredom and depression in your pet by providing regular playtime and exploration. Finally, walks can be a moment of relaxation for you and your pet, an opportunity to spend quality time together and strengthen your bond.


Walking is also an opportunity for your faithful companion to socialize with other dogs and people. Your furry friend is a social animal and needs to interact with others to fully develop. By walking your dog regularly, you give him the opportunity to meet new canine friends, learn to communicate and interact with them and reinforce his social skills. Walks can also help prevent aggressive and anxious behaviors by providing a positive experience of meeting other dogs. In addition, walks can give you the opportunity to meet other pet owners and create a friendly community around your furry friend. Finally, socialization can help your dog cope better in social situations outside the home, which can be beneficial to his overall well-being.

Sensory stimulation

Walks are also a good time to stimulate your pet’s senses. Your furry friend primarily uses his sense of smell to discover the world around him, but walking can also provide a rich visual and auditory experience. The smell of fresh grass, the sound of the leaves when you step on them, the bright colors of flowers and trees… are sensory stimuli that can surprise your pet and make him feel alive. By incorporating sniffing and agility games during the walk, you can also stimulate your furry friend’s intelligence and strengthen their bond with you.

Walking is essential for your dog’s health and well-being, as well as strengthening your relationship with him. After the walk, why not reward your four-legged friend’s efforts with natural and healthy treats?

At MAIKAI PETS we offer a range of 100% natural dog and cat treats and snacks, designed to provide a healthy and delicious eating experience for your furry friend. They are the perfect reward for your faithful companion after a good walk or play session.