Are You Optimizing Your Dog’s Health?

There are many ways through which you can optimise your dog’s health. First, you should ensure the dog is fed the right diet. There are many dog foods available, but you should be suspicious about buying just any ordinary brand; take your time and read the labels of the packs so that you will know the ingredients. Your vet will also recommend certain foods; you should stick to those foods for your dog to achieve optimum health. The dog should be fed the right amount of food. Giving your dog too much food will lead it to becoming overweight. Underfeeding the dog will also make it weak.

How to optimize your dog’s health

Provide Complete Nutrition

In order to ensure your dog is developing the right immunity which will make it withstand diseases, you should ensure the food which you offer it is rich in necessary nutrients. You can check on the nutrition information of the foods before you buy them and feed your dog.

 *we don’t recommend feeding your dog carrots before approaching a professional ;)*

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Prevent Disease and Boost Immune Response

Vaccinating your dog regularly will lead it to developing good health. You should make a habit of vaccinating the dog against diseases which are common in your area of residence. The best way to go about it is to hire a veterinary who will keep check of your dog immunization on a regular basis.

 

Ward Off Obesity

Among the best ways you can use to prevent your dog against obesity is to spare some time in the week where you will take the dog out for exercises. A dog which will play will burn calories. This will lead it to regulating its body weight. Maintaining the right body weight will reduce risks of arthritis and mobility problems in your dog.

 

Detoxify his environment

Your dog will play around your home. In order to avoid cases where chemicals which you will use to clean the home will affect the dog, you should consider switching to organic products which are less harmful to dogs.

 

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Suspicious That Your Dog Isn’t Feeling Well?

Sad DogJust as humans, your dog will still get sick regardless of the care you give. Their bodies are pretty vulnerable as well. There are all sorts of diseases and possible causes of injury that our pets might be facing out there. Below are signs your dog isn’t feeling well:

Body movements
First, gently feel his/her nose. If it’s dry, warm, it tells you that maybe your buddy isn’t feeling up to par. He may be moving slowly with a sad look on his face. It may be the processed food that he eats, or you may need to go out and take a walk with him/her a little more often than usual.

Change in behavior
Unusual behavior is another one of the symptoms of sick dog behavior. Is he more protective of you lately or his/her stuffed animal toys? Does he growl more often at people who walk in the house? Is he laying around in a deep sleep one night then the next night suffering from insomnia type symptoms? This may be from changes in her environment. Dogs are very sensitive to what is going on around them. If there’s any extra stress in the household or somebody or another animal isn’t around anymore, and then the puppy will pick up on that and start to experience symptoms of sick dog behavior.

Weight gain/loss
When looking for symptoms of sick dog behavior also be on the lookout for extreme weight gain or weight loss. This can sometimes happen when there given medication from the vet and there body reacts to the pills. Be sure tp keep the lines of verbal communication open with your vet when you experience these symptoms of sick dog behavior.

Summary
So make sure you see the signs, gently feel his/her nose, look for signs of any unusual behavior, check you dog for sudden weight loss or weight gain. Follow all of these rules and I’m sure you’ll have a family pet that will remain happy, loving and healthy for years to come.

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