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 consume enough amount of water. Your dog should always have access to clean and fresh water. You should change the water in your dogs bowl at least two times a day. You need to bring your dog water if you will take him or her on walks. Your dog is already dehydrated if he is panting, has dry mouth or loosing the elasticity of the skin. If your dog is already dehydrated you can add pedialyte in his water so the electrolytes will be replaced. This can replace sodium and potassium.
B. Give your dog flea medication
Ticks and fleas can cause persistent itchiness. Fleas can cause lyme disease and tapeworms. These kinds of diseases can cause seizures, vomiting and diarrhea. These disease can also affect people. There are different kinds of flea and tick treatment that you can use on your dogs. 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 the reason why they need to have regular exercise. If your dog has regular exercise then you are preventing them from acting up. If they go on regular walks then they will not ruin the furniture in your home. Your dog should have at least one hour exercise everyday. You should also buy your dogs toys that they can play with. Exercise can greatly affect the health of your dog.
D. The diet of your dog
There are actually certain types of food that you need to include in the diet of your dog such as turkey, chicken, broccoli, chicken, eggs, sweet potato and mackerel. The diet of your dog will affect his 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. It is important that you slowly change the diet of your dog, so he or she will not experience having diarrhea.
These tips will keep your dog healthy and happy.