Dogs are known to be man’s bestfriend. Dogs are really faithful to their owners and this is the reason why they should be loyal and love their dogs so they will live healthy and happy. Even if you will taking bringing your dog to the vet at least once a year, you still need to make sure that your dog is healthy.
Below is your guide on how you keep your dogs healthy:
A. Keep your dog hydrated
Water is very important. In order for people, plants and even dogs to be healthy they need to right amount of water. Your dog should always have access to clean and fresh water. Change the water in your dogs bowl at least two times a day. If you will take your dog on a walk then you need to bring him or her water. Your dog is dehydrated if he is panting, has dry mouth or loosing the elasticity in the skin. If your dog is already dehydrated you can add pedialyte in his water so the electrolytes will be replaced. This can also replace sodium and potassium.
B. Give your dog flea medication
Ticks and fleas can cause persistent itchiness. Fleas can actually cause lyme disease and tapeworms. These diseases can cause seizures, vomiting and diarrhea. These disease can also affect people. There are types of flea and tick treatment that you can choose from. There are flea and tick powder, oil, shampoo and collar.
C. Make sure your dog has regular exercise
Dogs have so much energy and this is one of the reason why they need to exercise on a regular on a daily basis. If your dog has regular exercise then you are preventing them from acting up. If they exercise regularly then they will not ruin the furniture in your home. Your dog must have one hour exercise everyday. You should also buy your dogs toys that they can play with. Exercise can keep your dog healthy.
D. The diet of your dog
There are actually certain kinds of food that you should add in the diet of your dog like turkey, chicken, broccoli, chicken, eggs, sweet potato and mackerel. The diet that you will provide your dog will affect his or her energy, skin, weight gastrointestinal function and coat. There are instances when you need to change the diet of your dog if he or she is experiencing problems with the things that were mentioned above. You need to slowly change the diet of your dog so he or she will not have diarrhea.
If you follow the tips that were mentioned above then your dog will have a healthy and happy life.