3 Important tips for Dog Owners
A Healthy Diet
Can you imagine the toll it would take on your body if you ate fast food every meal, every day, for your entire life? With kibble, that’s what your dog is currently experiencing. Choosing foods that incorporate whole foods and superfoods helps give your dog’s diet a healthy boost while reducing its risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems.
It’s also important to make sure you’re feeding your dog the appropriate number of calories. Your veterinarian is a great place to start in checking your dog’s weight and calculating the right number of calories they should be eating each day.
Another good place to get a rough guideline for how much they should be eating is the back (or side) of the dog food bag. Listed here are the feeding guidelines which tells you how many cups of food your dog needs for their weight. Make sure you use their ideal weight and not their current weight if they are obese.
Supplements for Dogs
Adding supplements to your dog's diet can help them live a healthy and active life, helping to prevent common issues with their back and joints caused by wear and tear along with aging, giving your dog a daily joint supplement may help to protect them from painful joint issues in the future
Supplements that are well documented to support your dog's health are:
1. Joint supplement – to protect their joints
2. Probiotic - for gut health and to aid with digestion
3. Omega 3 - for heart health, to lubricate the joints and keep a shiny coat
Please consult your veterinarian before introducing new supplements or foods to your dog's diet.
Back and Joint protection
Routinely hopping on and off the furniture, in and out of a car, stresses the joints and bones of any dog over time. A dog ramp can help to minimize the stress of these jumps place on your pup's joints as months and years of this jumping up and down put enormous stress risking injuries and arthritis. A dog ramp will protect your dog's joints by reducing the number of times he jumps each day.