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Keeping Your Dog Healthy

Keeping Your Dog Healthy

We love our dogs. And we want what’s best for them. We are always striving to be the best dog parents, so here are some tips that we have collected throughout the years.

Tips To Keep Your Dog Healthy

1. Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is the foundation in a healthy dog’s life. A healthy diet leads to a healthy coat, longer life span, and an all around great dog. Different breeds may have different requirements when it comes to their food. Discuss different diet options with your vet. 

If you are looking for human grade options, check out these three options. There are many more out there, so make sure you do your research. 

Spot and Tango

The Farmer's Dog

Nom Nom

2. Regular Exercise

Just like with people, staying fit and exercising regularly helps maintain a healthy lifestyle and can increase dogs’ lifespan. It lowers stress in dogs and can help fight pet obesity, which we know can shorten anyone’s life. 

Need help keeping your dog active? Check out these toys.

Huck’n’Tuck

Frisbee

iDig

3. Dental Health

Dental care is a big thing, if you don’t take care of your dog’s teeth you may have to have them professionally cleaned by your vet, which can be stressful and costly. You can either brush your dog’s teeth or do a combination of an additive and a dental toy or chew. We recommend PlaqueOff and a Whimzee chew or Yummy Combs. PlaqueOff is a product that is added to the dogs water to help soften the plaque on dogs teeth. A Whimzees and Yumm Combs are dental chews made out of easily digestible ingredients and helps to scrape that softened plaque off your dog’s teeth without hurting them. 

Yummy Combs

Whimzee

Plaque Off

Toothbrush and Toothpaste Kit

4. Regular Check Ups

It’s always a good idea to do regular check ups with your vet. You want to make sure that if a problem does occur, the vet is able to find it before it becomes untreatable. It’s also a good idea to keep your pups up to date with all of their vaccinations, especially if your dog likes to go to the dog park, play with other dogs, or explore new areas. 

5. Pet Insurance 

Life is crazy, and no one can predict what will happen next. Having some type of Pet Insurance can help when those unpredicted moments arise. Pet Insurance can help you when you have unexpected emergency pet bills. We have insurance for our other family members, why not for our more furry member? Check out Money.com’s recent article on Pet Insurance. 

https://money.com/best-pet-insurance/

  

As always, consult your vet before making any major lifestyle changes to your dog’s life. We hope these tips will help you and your pet. Dogs are a special part of our life and we want to help increase those lives. Let us know how we can help you today. Stop in for a visit.

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