OK, so let's face it: Your dog needs to lose a few pounds and it won't hurt you to burn some extra calories too.
With obesity on the rise in people and in dogs, one fun way for the both of you to burn calories is to take an hour to play with your dog. In 60 minutes of play time, you can burn about 173 calories*. Imagine all the calories your dog will burn happily running back and forth!
Invest in some Planet Dog Tennis Balls ($15.96 for 3), which are made from a tough rubber material, and you'll never have to throw away a nasty chewed up yellow ball again. Buy them on drugstore.com.
*Based on an 130 pound person.