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 Exercise And Heart Health...From A Dog's Perspective.

My schnauzer, Rocko isn't all that interested in exercise and heart health, although he does love his daily walks.

All I have to do is grab his leash and he heads for the door. Rocko derives great canine pleasure from investigating every bush and tree in the neighborhood to determine what has been happening of interest. He can spend more time investigating a new smell than a forensic team at a crime scene.

But when the temperature climbs toward 100 degrees, Rocko is more interested in snoozing close by the air conditioning vents than he is in exercise and heart health. When I picked up his leash this week, the expression on his face clearly communicated, "Are you serious master? It's hot out there."