There probably aren't many dog lovers around the world who would have trouble identifying with this quote from legendary book author Dean Koontz …
"Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and almost as good for the soul as prayer."
If you're one of the many people who can identify with this sentiment, then you'll probably also agree with this next statement. It's a pet parent's duty to do everything possible when it comes to preserving their fur baby's health. Unfortunately, this is a statement that's easier said than done. Today, that changes in regard to preserving joint health.
Taking your dog for a walk is one of the common ways to preserve a dog's joint health. But if you happen to walk a dog that wants to be the leader of the pack and you're using a leash attached to a neck collar, you could be doing more harm to the dog's health than good.