Breast Cancer UK launched Paws for Prevention, a dog walking campaign, to raise vital funds to prevent breast cancer and to inspire people to get active with their four legged friend and lose some of those lockdown kilos we’ve all piled on!

What is Paws for Prevention?

The idea is to walk 45 mins with your furry friend for 45 days and help raise funds for vital animal free breast cancer research.  Are you up for it?  We know your little friend will be!

Turns out that our four-legged best friends can also be our best workout buddy! According to research done by our friends at Rover.com, 73% of dog owners think their four-legged friends make great workout companions and help to keep them motivated.

So, what ya waiting for? sign up to our Paws for Prevention campaign

Benefits of regular walking

Walking your dog regularly can be a great habit to form for you and your dog.

For you, regular walking can help reduce your risk of breast cancer.

It’s well publicized that regular physical activity can help improve your health, but did you know that it can specifically reduce your risk of breast cancer by up to 20%?

For your dog, walking is more than just exercise.

Dog walking provides sensory stimulation. It gets the eyes, ears, and nose activated and working, prevents boredom, and teaches your pup how to be a well-behaved canine citizen.

For both of you, walking helps keep the weight off.  

Maintaining the correct weight for your height is a key part of ensuring you reduce your risk of breast cancer. There are many reasons why you might put on weight. Inherited genes, lifestyle and what you eat can all play a part, but regular exercise can also help control those scales.

A fitter, healthier dog has less stress on their heart and joints than an overweight dog. Regular walks help to keep your pet feeling like a puppy long past those puppy years. Regular walks can also help prevent bad behaviour. A lot of naughty habits, from chewing to digging, are a result of boredom. Going on walks and releasing your dog’s energy out may limit these issues.

You and your four legged friend can help fund animal free research into breast cancer, you can make a difference.

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Need a little extra help getting your dog out for their daily exercise? Our friends at Rover make it easy with these paw-fect tips to keep your exercise buddy (and you) motivated: 

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Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet owners with dog people who’ll treat their pets like family. When you sign up to our Paws for Prevention campaign you will also receive a £15 coupon to try Rover!


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