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Maintaining a happy and healthy life for our pooches might be the biggest dream for all the dog lovers. In fact, having a happy and healthy dog could be an incredibly rewarding experience. Your four-legged friend can really add a special dimension to your life and make your life happier and healthier in return.
But do you know how to achieve that goal? It is not that hard actually, just follow the tips below you can become a responsible dog owner and raise a super happy and healthy dog.
Healthy diet and balanced nutrition
Dogs are by nature very active creatures and a healthy and balanced diet can form a solid health foundation for them. A best diet plan depends on your dog’s breed and age. So make sure you do enough home work to find out what nutrition is essential for them. There is too much information outer there so you need to look at various options rather than take a single biased recommendation. The principle is quality dog food should contain proper nutrition, natural ingredients and right vitamins and minerals to meet your dos’s need.
You dog or puppy needs exercise for both of their physical and mental health. Depends on what breed your dog is, the average physical exercise time is 30 minutes a day. Taking out your dog for a brisk walk in the park every day will be good for both of you and your dog. Not only regular exercise can improve heart, lung, muscle, bone and joint function, but also can bring benefits for their mind and spirit. Keep doing it, your dog will definitely love it.
Play time and toys
Play time is important during your dog’s life, because it is not only providing leisure reward for your dog but also essential for their health. It is a time to keep your dog moving and learn to socialize with humans or other dogs. When you are playing together, both you and your dog will feel connected strongly. It is good for your dog’s physical and mental health.
Before take your dog out for playing, make sure you chosen right type toys. Puppies who are in teething process need toys to capture their attention and sooth them. Also make sure the toy is durable and not contain toxic material for your dog.
Just like human babies, dogs also need training from their owner to develop their behaviors and capabilities. Aside 15 to 20 minutes for training each day, you can teach your dog how to behave properly and obey your order. There are plenty of resources on the Internet about how to train your dog, so try to find something useful and starts do it now.
Another important part of caring your dog’s physical health is taking regular veterinary examination for them. Bring your dog in for scheduled vaccines, check them for unusual symptoms, examine their oral health and etc. Those checks can help you understand your dog’s health better. And that is essential to detect early symptoms for potential illness.
Social interaction plays a critical part in your dog’s mental health. It will give your puppy confidence and make them fearless and aggressive. A more socialized dog can cope with many different situations, people and animals. So just take them out to meet other people and dogs on a regular basis and try to make more friends for them.
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