5 Simple Tips To Keep Your Dog Healthy
By Gabriel Adams
If you want your dog to be healthy, you have to take the time to
ensure that your dog's needs are being met. Frequently, people will
purchase a new puppy simply because it looks cute in the pet store
window. However, without being prepared to adequately take care of
and nurture your dog, you may discover that your new pet suffers ill
health. It is much better to take the little steps daily, to ensure
that you have a healthy dog, rather than neglect those areas and
watch your dog become sick.
Here are five tips for ensuring that you have a healthy dog.
1. Make Sure Your Dog has Plenty of Fresh Water.
Many people make the
mistake of not giving their dog fresh water daily. You should make
sure that your dog always has fresh water available, and be sure to
thoroughly wash out the dog’s bowl as well. This is important to
protect bacteria from growing.
2. Always have Plenty of Dog Food on Hand.
It is a good idea to feed
your dog according to the recommended amount of food needed
according to the weight of your dog. You should ask your
veterinarian for the best type of food for your dog as well. Your
veterinarian can ensure that you are feeding your dog the adequate
amount of food, as well as the best food for your breed. Puppies
have different nutritional needs than adult dogs, and this should be
taken into consideration when choosing dog food.
3. Make sure you Dog Receives His or Her Shots.
There are many
diseases that can ravage the life of your dog. To ensure that your
dog remains healthy and has an upper hand over these Canine
diseases, make sure that your puppy receives his or her shots
according to the schedule prescribed by your veterinarian.
4. Give your Dog Exercise Outdoors Daily.
Your dog needs fresh air to
be healthy. This means going out for daily walks, or just letting
him or her have time to run around freely in the yard. However, it
is imperative that you give your dog the fresh air that he or she
5. Bring your Dog to Regular Checkups with a Veterinarian.
simplest way to ensure that your dog remains healthy is to find a
good veterinarian, and bring your dog for regular checkups. The
veterinarian will be able to determine any illnesses or sickness
that otherwise may go unnoticed.
Understanding Dog Behavior
Dogs have a
very unique way of expressing themselves. Most people believe that
dogs have and show genuine emotion such as love and fear and even
anger. Understanding their more subtle or
destructive cues takes a little insight into your dog’s world.
Do Dogs Live
There are distinct factors that play into whether our puppy will be
with us until our children graduate from high school or if they give
us a few good years. Most experts agree that small breeds tend to
outlive large breeds. The general rule of thumb is the larger the
dog the shorter the life span.
What You Should Never Feed Your Dog
There are several common household items that are potentially very dangerous to your dog's health. It is especially important to be aware of this because, dogs are essentially scavengers and will often eat just about anything they can sink their fangs into.
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