The answer is in the title of this blog post!
A sedentary or inactive lifestyle results in health problems for our canine companions as well as their human counterparts.
The most significant issue is the high prevalence of canine obesity that cannot be attributed to genetic or reproductive causes but to the sedentary lifestyle of both the owner and the pet.
Related canine health problems are similar to humans' and include:
There is a significant (inverse) correlation between canine body conditioning scores (BCS) and daily walking.
Obesity and inactivity in canines, and thus the deterioration of canine health, is a human management problem (and solution) since they are domesticated animals.
Dogs are sedentary during most of the day, and therefore rely on us, their owners or caregivers, for physical activity.
WHAT ARE THE REASONS YOU EXERCISE YOUR PET?
(OR what are the some reasons you don't or can't?)
Consider this post as inspiration to walk your dog more!
Ten research studies were used in developing this article. References available upon request