07 Feb

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Strategies for Keeping Your Dog Healthy.

We love our pets and one way to show the affection is by simply taking good care of them in ways they are healthy and happy. They will at some point be infected with ticks and fleas and will need medical care while other times they just need grooming. Care issues to the kind of nutrition they’re subjected to and if its right for them, the weekly or monthly routines that include cleanliness and exercise and not forgetting bonding.

Below are a few of the advice for dog health.

Exercise.

For those who have been questioning yourself in case your puppy requires some form of exercise, the question should change to just how much practice is sufficient for your dog. The dogs need exercise just as much as we humans for both healthy purposes and their growth of their brains. The amount of training for them will depend on their age, body type, personality and its levels of energy. A half an hour walk can do daily for a more energized dog while older ones may require less of that. During bad weather days, you can consider indoor activities like tug of war. However, care should be taken not to hydrate the dog too much just before the exercise and not overwork it.

Nutrition.

A balanced diet will have your dog growing healthier and happier. While some people today would rather make the dog food in home, commercial meals for your dog are recommended since they are made in a way all variables for the dog’s requirements are considered. Water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are some of the essential nutritional needs of dogs. If you’re stuck, call for a vet.

Infections.

Occasionally, your dog may end up get infections that can be from fleas and ticks while sometimes its skin infections and even ear illnesses. All these diseases need attention in time before they get serious. In cases of fleas, it’s advisable to curb the problem in time before the extent of infestation increases. Over the counter medications are discouraged. You’re better off when you communicate with your pet’s vet or visit a veterinary hospital for appropriate recommendations for your dog that meets the requirements of it based on age, weight and extent of illness. Also, learn what works best for the dog that might be oral drugs or topical ones. Concerning ear infections, it’s the humidity in the ears that irritates it. Hence you need to put cotton in the ears before washing it.

General care.

Away from nutrition, exercise and handling diseases, there is a demand for detailed care that entails wash days and other dressing and its essential to your dogs’ health. It involves taking care of their dog’s nails, skin, teeth, ears and eyes. Home grooming is recommended since it helps you notice any changes in the dog.

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