Can I Walk My Dog 30 Minutes After Eating?

Many people think the old adage of waiting 30 minutes after eating to swim applies to exercising dogs as well.

But is this true or just an old wives tale?

This idea that dogs should wait to be active after eating is largely a myth.

However, there are some considerations to be aware of.

Many studies have shown that moderate exercise after eating is not an issue for dogs.

However, certain deep-chested dog breeds are more susceptible to "bloat."

Bloat is an acute and potentially life-threatening condition that can happen with strenuous exercise after eating.

If your dog is a deep-chested breed prone to bloat, it's best to be cautious and limit strenuous activity for a bit after eating.

Stick to calm walks rather than full out play.

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