Value your Dog's Happiness? Optimize Dog Wellbeing With These Top K9 Care Tips

  • 27/08/2019
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Dogs are simply amazing. Not only do they offer companionship to their owners but they also offer security. That’s why it’s important to give them the care they deserve. Keep reading to discover dog health tips you didn’t know.

Healthy Food

The age, size, and breed of your dog really matter when determining the amount of food he or she needs. Choose a meal with a good balance of nutrients, and always stick to the instructions provided on the side of the bag, or consult with your vet to determine the best estimate for measuring their food. When it comes to your pet’s health, portion control is extremely important. Certain dogs might also need special nutrition to effectively manage certain health conditions.

Talk to your vet and learn about your pup’s specific needs. Don’t give them other people’s food or table scraps, as this could add unnecessary weight or even cause severe digestive issues. As tempting as it might be, avoid giving your dog such stuff.  Your canine care and health are important.

Clean Water

Always ensure that your dog has fresh, clean water in their bowl. Doing this will encourage your pet to drink the right amount of water. According to AKC (American Kennel Club), a dog needs about one ounce of water per pound of their body weight. For instance, a 50-pound dog should drink 25 to 50 ounces of water a day. And the amount is expected to increase further for younger pups or during hot weather.

 

Regular Exercise

Your dog needs to stay active every single day. Ensure that you keep or her active by including a walk or run, playing hide-and-seek, and playing fetch at home. Some pups enjoy hiking and backpacking. Since you understand your pet better, find out what they love most and make it part of their daily routine.

Grooming

Brushing your pup regularly won’t only remove unwanted hair that may get trapped on furniture as well as clothes, but it can also be an incredible way to check the health of their skin and coat. Plus, doing this regularly can help you spot any parasites that may be hiding away, including ticks and fleas.

Grooming can also assist you to discover any lumps or bumps on the skin of your dog. Besides, a regular brush offers a great way for the two of you to bond. Don’t forget to check your pet’s toenails too. Ensure that you keep them clean and trimmed to prevent the occurrence of breaks and infections.

Oral Care

Most dog owners forget to take care of their dog’s teeth until they get older or a health problem arises. Nonetheless, starting good brushing habits whilst your pup is young helps them get used to dental care and protect them against several health issues.

Check your dog’s gums as well as a tongue for healthy color, and keep their teeth with brushing.

The Bottom Line

Are you a pet owner? Well, congratulations. Owning a dog is the best thing that can ever happen in your life. But do you know exactly how to take care of them? The above tips can help you and your pet leads a healthy and happy life.

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