March 2013 Issue
Walking in Sunshine
For optimum health, your dog (and you!) should spend at least a little time each day in the sun.
A day without sunshine is, like, you know, night, that wild and crazy comedian Steve Martin once said. Punchlines aside, it doesnt have to be pitch black outside for your dog to have a day without sunshine. As our lives increasingly unfold in the glow of computer screens and are signaled through the dings of iPhone texts, our connection to the outdoors may become more and more disjointed. Workdays grow longer, so our walks with our canine companions often take place before dawn or after sunset, especially in the winter months. And when we are outdoors, concern about skin cancer leads us to limit our solar exposure.
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