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How To Keep Your Pooch Healthy

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We all want our dogs to live the healthiest, happiest lives possible, but they also face many of the same health issues as we do. The problem is that they cannot directly communicate when they are not feeling their best, which is why we need to give them the healthiest lifestyle possible to help prevent any illnesses or troubles and keep our eyes on their health and happiness consistently.

This piece will talk you through some of the ways in which you can help keep your best friend healthy!

Keep Your Pup a Healthy Weight

Obesity causes problems for both humans and dogs and can really cause some complicated and serious health conditions. Many dogs will eat to their heart's content, especially when it comes to treats and snacks, so be sure to keep an eye on their calorific intake as it is up to you how much they consume. The weight can creep on over time, and cause them issues such as disturbed mobility, high blood pressure, kidney disease, some forms of cancer, and a shortened life span, to name a few. So, if you find that your dog does need to slim down, start reducing their portion sizes and begin to take them on longer walks if they are able.

 

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Add Supplements Into Their Diet

Supplements can be a great addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle, and there are some which dogs can really benefit from. You will find that some breeds, in particular, will have issues with their joints, so be sure to look into joint support treatment for dogs with bad mobility from Buddy & Lola, so you can enrich their diet with the nutrients they need to stay more mobile. If you have a particularly older dog, then antioxidants are a good supplement to help enhance their diet too, which can help with issues such as cognitive decline and inflammation.

 

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Adequate Exercise

All dogs need adequate exercise, though it is true what is determined as adequate will depend on the specific breed of your furry friend. Dogs such as English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus need the least amount of exercise. At the same time, other breeds such as Border Collies, Labradors, Huskies, and German Shepherds need to have much more exercise to keep them healthy and happy.

Essential Vaccinations

Much the same as humans, our dogs can, unfortunately, contract many different diseases that can be deadly, so it is vital that your dog gets their shots when they are a puppy. If you have an older dog that perhaps you have adopted or are unsure of their background, you should still get them vaccinated as it could still protect them.

 

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Keep An Eye on Their Diet

It is important to buy your dog food from a reputable company that is well known for specializing in putting dog’s health first. Unfortunately, many different brands on the market are not adequate and can make our dogs sick – this includes treats too. It is worth bearing in mind that much like us, our dogs are all different, so if you think their food is making them feel unwell, try a different brand or swap to making your own.

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