We just want a long, stable, safe life for our pups and there are things any dog parent should do to help make this a reality. To make every dog feel healthier, here are some tips:
- Before you carry them home, ensure that your home is healthy for your pet—ideally. Cover any electrical cords they can bite on, have toilet lids closed, for example, and ensure that they do not get into any narcotics or cleaning agents.
- Spaying prevents the heat from hitting a female dog and can help avoid breast cancer and pyometra or womb infection. It may mitigate offensive actions by neutering a male dog and help prevent testicular cancer, prostate disease, and hernias.
- Vaccines are one of the best and most effective ways to preserve the welfare of your pup, much as with humans. They avoid potential, highly infectious diseases that can be lethal, such as parvo, distemper, and rabies. Depending on their health conditions and where you live, the schedule and vaccinations they need can vary, so speak to your vet about what to order.
- Beyond itchy skin, fleas can actually be dangerous. The cause of allergies, anemia, and tapeworms might be it. Luckily, a multitude of flea control items, including Advantage and Frontline, two of the most common, are available. Depending on your dog’s weight, monthly applications should be given.
- The age, weight, fitness, and level of activity of your dog matter when it comes to what they ingest. Typically, make sure that the food you pick has a message on the label from the Association of American Feed Control Officials. That implies it’s “wholesome” nutritionally. Refrain from giving your dog bones, raw meat, or raw eggs.
- Through walking and playing with your dog, exercise will keep your little buddy physically fit, mentally safe, and also lower the risk of hostile and destructive actions. Regular physical activity, while growing muscle mass, often allows your dog to stay at a healthy weight and heart.
- Poor breath can be a sign of issues with the teeth or gums. On the gums and teeth, pieces of food, saliva, and bacteria recognized as plaque may cause additional infection. If this is not treated, infections can lead to deterioration of the tooth and even travel into the bloodstream and damage the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, bones, and joints of your pet. Monitor the teeth and gums on a weekly basis and consult with your vet for advice.