Conditioning Your Weekend Warrior Pet

There’s nothing better than watching your furry friend enjoy the sights and smells of nature. This course at REI San Carlos will help you prepare your pet for the physical demands of outdoor adventures. We want to help your four-legged adventure buddy safely enjoy hiking, backpacking, swimming, and exploring the outdoors by your side. We’ll discuss appropriate conditioning, common injuries, and how you can help prevent them. We’ll also discuss what to do if your dog is injured while on the trail. SAGE veterinarians and physical therapists frequently treat muscle and ligament tears, back injuries, and other joint injuries that pets sustain while doing activities that are outside of their typical daily routine. You’ll leave this talk with simple exercises and stretches that you can use to improve your dog’s strength and flexibility, as well as guidelines to help them condition for more challenging hikes and adventures.

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