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Zoomies: The Science Behind Your Dog's Spontaneous Energy Bursts

Have you ever wondered about the science behind those spontaneous bursts of energy that turn your calm, collected pup into a whirlwind of fur and excitement?

Welcome to the hilarious world of "zoomies!”

These occur in moments when your dog seems PAW-SITIVELY overtaken by playful energy, tearing through the house or yard with boundless enthusiasm. But what triggers this odd behavior?

Today on the blog, Wagging and Tagging invites you to find out.

What are “Zoomies” Really?

Zoomies are a natural expression of your dog's exuberance, often sparked by a release of pent-up energy. Scientifically speaking, these bursts are a joyful response to feeling energetic. The American Kennel Club assures us they're completely normal…phew! Picture it as your dog's way of letting loose and embracing their inner puppy!

 


A Walk a Day Keeps the Problems Away

However, beyond the sheer entertainment value, there's an important takeaway for pet parents: ensuring your dog gets enough exercise is key to their overall well-being. Zoomies are cute. But if your dog is pacing, anxious, howling, barking, or destructive, PetMD says it could be a sign they need more exercise.

Regular physical activity is needed because it:

  • Keeps dogs in good physical shape
  • Promotes mental health
  • Reduces the risk of behavioral issues

Luckily, Wagging and Tagging can be your go-to source for all things active and safe for your furry companion!

From high-quality dog tags to a range of products that cater to your dog's needs, it’s all available at your fingertips (or should we say, paws?).

So, the next time your dog unleashes the zoomies, embrace the joy, and remember – keeping them active and happy is as easy as a Wagging and Tagging adventure away! Your dog will thank you with wet kisses and a lifetime of cherished memories.

 

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