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Keeping hydrated
  • chingalingchingaling
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    I'm quite active and like to go for a quick run at 5am and again about 7pm, which a few breeders said would work well for a Shiba.

    However on the weekends, I tend to go for a longer jog along the beach (about 5 miles).

    The thing is, when I run, I don't like to carry anything other than my cellphone and some money in my pockets.

    Do Shibas need to be well-hydrated when going for a walk or with me for a run?

    I don't like the idea of the doggy backpacks, so I'm just wondering if I should start to train and get used to running with a backpack so that I can carry some water and maybe some food for my doggy :)

    Would love to hear any thoughts

    Post edited by curlytails at 2012-06-01 04:15:54
  • Five miles should be totally doable for an adult dog. Be aware that puppies should not be run until they are at least a year old as it can have some pretty adverse impact on there bodies.
  • chingalingchingaling
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    I found an old post which mentioned running and I think the general feeling there was to wait at least a year, to year and a half.

    Sounds like solid advice, as the last thing I would want is to cause lasting long term discomfort.

    Thanks Jessica
  • AntoinetteAntoinette
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    I bought a water bottle called a Gulpy for my Shiba Inu Quake. He loves it.
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