Dog and Puppy Health Tips for Dog Owners

Dog Care and Wellness Tips

When your furry friends are sick, you want to do anything to help them get better. This part of our blog features helpful dog care tips that will help you help your pup to live a long life.

 

1. Feed Your Dog a Proper Diet

Feeding your dog a healthy diet is an important part of helping them live a longer, more active life. Make sure you feed your dog a diet of high-quality food that is high in protein, low in carbohydrates and fat, and low in cholesterol. Dogs have a lot of energy needs, which means they are prone to obesity when they don't get the right kind of diet. Having clean water in the water bowl is also a must.

 

2. Consult Your Vet for a Check-Up

Regular physical exams are vital whether your pet is sick or not. Your vet can advise you about any health issues that your dog has as well as the kinds of risk factors it might have because of its breed. Your vet can give you the answers you need about the right kind of daily routine and healthy diet for keeping your dog active and happy.

 

3. Exercise Your Dog Daily

Dogs are like people in that they need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy, both physically and mentally. Taking your dog on a walk or to the dog park not only helps your pup maintain a healthy weight, but also offers important mental stimulation. It is important to find ways to ensure they get plenty of exercise on a daily basis.

 

4. Keep Your Dog Clean and Groomed

Daily grooming with a brush is recommended for all dogs. It will keep them cleaner and healthier overall. If your dog has long hair, you should trim its nails regularly. For example, breeds like Poodle and Shih Tzu have hair that keeps on growing, so you will have to cut it regularly. Brushing and clipping can reduce the chances of your dog getting skin problems, infections, and fleas. It is also important to keep their ears clean.

 

5. Get Your Dog Vaccinated

Even if your dog had shots when you first got it, it's important to keep up with the vaccination schedule your vet recommends to protect them against new strains of infections that may be spreading in your area. Vaccines can also help protect dogs from diseases such as parvovirus and rabies.

 

6. Doggy Dental Health

Your dog will benefit greatly from regular dental care, including check-ups and cleaning. Regular check-ups are part of standard veterinary care and will keep their teeth, gums, and jaws healthy so that they will not experience dental issues in the future.

As you can see, a lot of factors go into ensuring your dog enjoys optimal health and the best possible quality of life. From physical activity to dental care, proper nutrition, pet obesity, and answers to why your dog may be showing odd or destructive behavior, we’ll provide dog wellness articles and advice to help your pup live its best life. 

Check this section of our site often for new dog health tips that will help you keep your furry companions living happier, healthier lives!