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When it comes to our pets, we want to make sure they stay as healthy as can be. We have a daily routine that we try to stick to daily. That means we get up at the same time each day and make sure that our dogs are taken care of. Did you know that more than 50% of pets are overweight? When I read that I could not believe that, WOW! That is why it is so important to take care of our animals Health and Wellness and try to keep them at their Perfect Weight!
When it comes to weight, human and pets alike have a hard time losing weight and keeping it off. That is why we have a simple routine to help our Overweight Pets lose the weight and to help keep our Fur Babies Healthy. Below are a few tips to help you keep your pets healthy.
Brush Your Dogs Teeth
I know this sounds hard but there are options out there. Try a long-handled angled head toothbrush to better fit the mouth and extra soft bristles. Another option is the finger toothbrush that fits over the tip of your finger. I find the latter so much easier to use. Now don’t go at your dog pointing your finger, do it in a gentle manner, brush the teeth front to back, do this a couple of times a week. We started all our dogs at a very young age and we started with a washcloth, then gradually upgraded to a toothbrush. This got them used to it and didn’t scare them away. Now they all love it when it’s time to brush their teeth.
Exercising Your Pet
Regular and varied walks are not just essential to keep your dog fit. They also give him the chance to explore and to experience new stimuli, including meeting other dogs. This will help him develop into a contented and well-adjusted dog, and avoid developing problem behavior. We take our dogs out for a walk at least twice a day. Granted we have six dogs, so we always have Amanda come with us and we will walk three at a time. They love the walks, it gives them exercise and it makes them happy to get out and explore.
Another form of exercise my dogs love is playing in the backyard, we have over a half-acre fenced in, so they have plenty of room to run. We will go outside and throw the balls around and run with them. They love the attention they get from us and they get so happy when we interact with them. During the summer, Dakota, our black Lab loves to go swimming in the pool. So if you dog loves water, get them a kiddie pool to wade around in, they will love playing in the water and it will also keep them cool on those hot days.
Lady, Chance and Levi are waiting for their Supplements
Give Your Pet Supplements
We as humans take vitamins on a daily basis, why shouldn’t we do that for our pets? The benefits of appropriate nutritional supplements healthy years to your dog’s life. Dogs Age Faster Than People and for the reason major health changes occur in a short amount of time. Therefore what you feed your dog, as well as the supplements you choose for your dog are both very important.
Regular Veterinarian Checkups
As a responsible dog owner, it is your responsibility to take care of your pet. That means, when your dog shows signs of feeling ill or gets injured then you need to visit your Vet. Naturally, it is important to take your pet to the vet when there is a problem, but many people forget the importance of taking their pets to the doctor when they are healthy! Routine well check-ups and vaccinations can prevent many serious medical conditions, and treat others early on before they have a chance to progress and endanger your pet. Catching many diseases early can help prevent them from becoming major health issues. Animals often try to hide any sign of illness, because it can be a sign of weakness to other animals. That is why it is our responsibility to know our animals and know when there is a change in them.
Part of your duty as a dog owner is to know when to call for the vet. Don’t take a “wait and see” attitude when it comes to your pet’s health. Sometimes, that approach is fine but most often professional help is needed to treat your dog’s sickness. Depending on the dog’s condition, there are many ways a veterinarian may help. We take our pets to the Vet when needed. We also make sure they have flea and tick medicine as well as monthly heartworm medication. This way we know they are staying healthy!
Choosing The Right Dog Food
When choosing the type of dog food to feed your dog, you need to consider his age, breed, your dogs activity level. It’s important to measure and track treats this way we can keep track of what our pets eat and help out with our Dog Weight Loss. You can keep track of the treat intake with this great Treat Translator Tool.
It is important to watch what we feed our pets, we feed our pets twice a day, once in the morning and then in the late afternoon. We keep them on this schedule and when they are done, we pick up their bowls. Excess weight can harm our pets, just like it can harm us. Always choose the right food and measure it out. We have a measuring cup our Vet gave us and that is what we use.
Following these tips will help get your pet on the right path to Health and Wellness. If you find that your really having a touch time with your Pets Weight Loss then you should try a pet food for weight loss like Hill’s® Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight and the 10 Week Turnaround can help your pet achieve and maintain the goal of perfect weight. Formulas are available at your vet or favorite pet specialty store, and they have a Small and Toy Breed Formula. 70% of cats and dogs who used Science Diet Perfect Weight lost weight within 10 weeks! Did you know that Small and toy breeds make up 40% of the dog population?
Hill’s® Science Diet® Perfect Weight has a breakthrough blend of natural ingredients and Prebiotic fibers for gentle digestion. Healthy weight adds to quality of life and life expectancy. It is 100% precisely balanced nutrition and that is what our pets need.
If you’re looking for some Exercise Tips then you should check these out. Check out this Human to pet weight comparison tool. Hills Perfect Weight cat and dog weight loss foods are available for purchase online at Pet360.com.
Print or download this free 10 week turnaround calendar and get started with your pets healthy routine.
What tips do you have to keep your pet healthy?
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