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How To Keep Your Dog Happy & Heathy

ByDave Stopher

Mar 28, 2022 #pets

As a dog owner, you will want to do all that you can to keep your dog healthy. A healthy dog is a happy one and should also help to prevent the number of trips to the vet that you have to take. It is your responsibility to keep the dog healthy, and it is a job that requires ongoing care and effort, especially as they start to age. So, if you are a new dog owner or simply looking for a few tips to improve the health of your beloved pet, keep reading to discover advice that could make a big difference.

Make Sure They Get Enough Activity

First, you need to make sure that they are getting enough activity each day. A dog needs walking at least once a day, and there can be no excuses for this, so you need to work this into your routine. How far will depend on the size, breed, and age, but you should be able to get a good idea from your vet or by checking online. You should also play with the dog to keep it happy, fit, and active.

Provide A Healthy Diet

Much like humans, a healthy diet is another pillar of good health. Many dog owners find that raw dog food is best for their pet as this is dog food that is free of additives, preservatives, fillers, and other ingredients that are not natural. You should give your dog treats, but just make sure that you are not overfeeding or feeding them things that are not healthy (especially items that are poisonous).

Take Them To The Vet

As a dog owner, you need to make sure that you are taking them to the vet and keeping up to date with all of their appointments. You need to find a vet that you (and the dog) trusts and listen carefully to what the vet has to say. In addition to regular checkups, you need to know a few warning signs that the dog needs attention. These include:

  • Sudden behavioural changes
  • Change in eating habits
  • Vomiting or changes in the stool
  • Lethargy
  • Rashes
  • Drinking too much or too little

Grooming

Grooming is an important activity for a few reasons. This is important for building a connection with your dog, for keeping them clean and looking their best, and also for checking them over. Grooming the dog will give you the chance to check their overall health, which should include making sure that their skin, coat, eyes, nose, and teeth, and gums all appear healthy.

Spend Time Together

Finally, you need to make sure that you are giving your dog enough quality attention and not neglecting it. Dogs need to feel loved to lead a happy and healthy life, so you need to pet your dog, play with it and spend quality time together – this should be good for both you and the dog!

These are a few of the best ways to look after the health of your dog and will hopefully allow for a long, happy and healthy life.

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