Keeping Your Dog Healthy
As a dog owner, when you take care of your dog’s health, he will not only serve you to his utmost best, but he will be assured of living longer, which will return to benefit you as you’ll be getting pleasure from his companionship, as well as you won’t be spending much with vet visits.
Take your dog for regular walks
Taking your dog for regular walks can benefit him in many ways, such as: he stays healthy because the walking exercise keeps his weight down, including his blood pressure; the exercise alerts his mental state, making him activate his animal instincts to be sensitive to his environment through his sight, smell, and hearing; his animal aggression is controlled, like chewing anything his teeth can grab inside the house and, aside from all these, you are also benefited from walking your dog, as you, too, can get the needed exercise for your health.
Keep a quality diet for your dog
Based on size, age, level of activity and breed and according to the recommendation of your vet, feed your dog with a quality diet, instead of table scraps, like food with onions, avocados, grapes, and chocolates. Because dogs have no control on what they eat, provide a scoff bowl to help them eat more slowly and remember that obesity on dogs, just like humans, can adversely affect the health in many ways.
Groom your dog regularly
Proper grooming procedures must be given to your dog, such as: comb the fur to improve circulation around the body; check for fleas and lice, bumps and cysts on the dog’s skin; trim the dog’s nails; brush the dog’s teeth as often as possible; and check on the dog’s ears for dirt and ticks.
Dogs are social creatures and they need a lot of social interaction with members of the family, and in order to help them develop this social skill, as dog owner, you have to constantly communicate with your dog by talking to him, giving him commands, and showing him hand signals that can convey a message to him, as well as quality time so you can properly communicate and enjoy the bonding time. The results of spending much time with your dog are good relationship with him and a sensitivity to respond to his needs, as well as to recognize early signs of an illness.
Schedule your dog to a regular check up with the veterinarian
It is important for dogs to have a regular vet visit to meet up with their vaccination schedules, as well as being treated on the following: de-worming, external parasite control and signs of illness, to some extent.