One way to help dogs live more years
Make sure to be careful on what your are feeding to your dog. Their food should be carefully paid attention to, so that you are providing all their nutritional needs to them. It has been recommended for a long time not to feed table scraps to dogs. This is because it can make them gain weight.
The food that is specially made for dogs try to control the amount of fats that the dog would consume. There are various categories for the dog food which are adults, puppies, and dogs of the senior ages. Each category is made to help the dog in their development, at the age they are at.
Your dog also needs water given to it daily. They have hydration needs just like we do. On the market now are watering bowls with reservoirs attached that continuously feed water into the water bowl. This is an easy way to keep water out for your dog.
Groom and brush your dog as much as is called for as far as what breed it is. Your dog usually can be brushed everyday and then give the dog a bath maybe twice a month unless the dog requires it more often. Some get dirtier than others because they are outside a lot more. The dog having a nice, shiny coat shows how healthy they are.
Dogs need exercise just like we do and there are several ways to exercise your dog. You can take them for long walks this gives you exercise too. You can train your dog to catch a Frisbee in mid air; they usually have to run to do this. Have your dog fetch a ball or stick, some dogs will run full out to do this. Many dogs love to swim and enjoy the water right along with you, when you go for a swim in your pool or a lake. They also have competitions for dogs to run courses and do different activities. Some parks now have sections for dogs to go play with other dogs too.
Yearly checkups at the vet office are required for the health of your dogs. Vaccine for rabies and other diseases need to be given to the dog annually. The health of the dog's ears and teeth are crucial to their health. It would be quite hard for your dog to consume nourishment if their teeth would be lost. Infection can occur in the ears if they are not properly cleaned and checked. The vet is the main person who can help you keep your dog in great shape.
Follow the method outlined here and add plenty of love and your dog will live a longer life. Dogs become part of our families and losing one is very heartbreaking, so take good care of your dog today. This way they can be part of your family for many years to come.