Walking is the most convenient form of exercise, but swimming is the best exercise for dogs who love water. Swimming trains almost every muscle of the body, and the ejecting force of water reduces the load on the legs and back.
Dogs suffering from overweight, arthritis, or recovering from trauma can often swim without any discomfort, a veterinarian who uses unconventional methods of therapy and is engaged in private practice. Naturally, one animals like water, the other — no. Labrador can dive into the water and then refuse to go on land, and cats at all costs will try to stay on the shore.
Dogs of large breeds need a lot of water so they can swim freely, so it will be difficult for them to find a convenient place, adds Katy Kern, a registered specialist and the owner of the center for weight loss for animals in the veterinary clinic. On the other hand, small animals can swim in your bathtub.