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When the vet prescribes, dogs and their owners start walking

Dog owners and their dogs were randomly assigned to a physical activity group or a usual care group. Veterinarians prescribed physical activity for 30 minutes each day to dog owners and their dogs using a standard script, and provided pedometers for the owners to measure the number of steps they walked. Prior to beginning, the owners reported their height and weight, and the dog’s condition was recorded.

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