Diet, Routine Check-ups, and Exercise:

Dog Health Benefits:

A dog’s nutritional levels play a major part in its temperament, energy and general well-being. So one of the best plans of action to undertake is to develop a healthy lifestyle for your dog.

Start with your dog’s diet. Introducing a science-based nutritional diet and an exercise program such as daily walks. This is also a lovely time to bond with your dog and the health benefits to you are also enormous. Also incorporate your dog’s hygiene into the daily routine including regular brushing of your dog’s teeth as canines are prone to periodontal diseases, which can cause pain, illness and bad breath.

Get to know your local veterinarian and make an annual appointment for a routine check-up. Your vet will monitor and discuss your dog’s weight, mobility, the condition of its skin, fur and teeth, signs of parasites, and a recommended vaccination schedule.

Wellness tips:

  • Discuss your dog’s living environment and exposure risks with your vet.
  • Ask your vet to recommend the best diet and daily portion of food you should feed your dog. This includes nutritional snacks and special treats.
  • Ensure that fresh water is accessible in a clean bowl, both morning and night. Do take note if your dog is drinking more water than usual and immediately consult with your vet.
  • Create an area where your dog will be fed each day and introduce a routine for feeding including calorie-controlled snacks. This will decrease any obsession your dog may have with arbitrary offerings between meals.
  • Never overfeed your dog or leave food where your dog could get at it.
  • Enjoy a 30-minute walk each day as part of your daily routine with your dog.
  • Be vigilant. Look out for any signs of allergies, bites, wounds and cuts, parasites, worms, diarrhoea, and vomiting.
  • Certain breeds are less inclined to develop serious health issues than others. Consider pet insurance for peace of mind.
  • Have your dogs neutered or spayed before they become young adults, [this will depend on size, breed and maturity. Please consult with your vet on your dog’s first check-up].

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