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I am the Owner/President of Snaggle Foot Dog Walks & Pet Care in Round Lake Beach, Illinois. I live there with my puppy Bandit. I love reading stories and information about pets which could help both owners and animals.  Please feel free to check out our dog walking and pet sitting services.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Simple Pet Health Tips


A lot of pet owners want to know more about pet health and things like that. They love their pets and want to give them the best possible life quality. Food is very important in the life of your dog, and you need to know more about it. 

Good Diet
Your dog should consume a good diet at all times, and you need to go above and beyond to meet the wants of your doggy. Your pet`s food should be both well-balanced and of a high quality including treats. 

High-quality food should be your pet`s most important source of nutrition. Take a look at the food label of a particular product paying close attention to the ingredients listed since these ingredients just make up most of the food. The food should have veggies and meat as the food`s first ingredients. 

You can also find grains and meat by-products at the bottom of the list.

There are many filler ingredients out there that might harm the health of your dog over time, and you have to avoid them as soon as possible. If your dog shows signs of food sensitivity, your vet will help you out right away.

If you plan on feeding your puppy human food, you need to be truly careful about this. 
You need to know that some human food will kill or hurt your dog, so you need to be truly careful about this. Your dog should be away from chocolates, grapes, raisins, nuts, garlic, sugar-free gum, and chives.

Proper Weight
Your dog should keep his ideal body weight. An obese dog will increase his risks for diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other health issues. Your vet will give you information about the ideal weight for your dog so you can feed your puppy accordingly. 

Your dog will become obese when he does not get enough exercise eating a lot of food down the road. Read the food package so you can know the right amount of food that you need to give your dog. This will allow you to keep Fido at his ideal weight.

Giving your dog healthy treats is always a good idea, and you should give him a homemade treat. Store-bought treats might not be too good for your per down the road too. 

Your dog should eat low-calorie treats such as canned green beans, baby carrots, and cooked sweet potatoes. Remember also that your dog should get tons of fresh water at all times, as this will allow your puppy to digest food properly over time too. 

Changing the water once a day will keep the liquid fresh and clean, so you have to clean your water bucket as soon as you can.

Grooming
Your dog should be groomed properly. To keep your puppy`s coat healthy and shiny, brush it on a regular basis as this will encourage the proper circulation of blood in your dog. 

Check any cyst, bump, or lump on the skin of your dog. If you found some, you need to let your vet know about this as soon as you can. This will allow you to avoid tons of headaches in the future too. Your vet should also address your dog`s itchy skin, redness, and scabs. 

Grooming is a wonderful time to check for any skin condition on your dog`s fur such as mites, ticks, and fleas.

Clipping your puppy`s nails is also a great idea. Though this might make your dog uncomfortable, make sure that your dog will get used to this over time. This will allow your dog to live a better life over time too. You should avoid cutting the dog`s “quick,” which is a sensitive part of the dog`s nail that contains nerves and blood vessels. If you don’t know how to clip your dog`s nail, your vet can show you how in no time too. And you need to brush your dog`s teeth each and every day.


Now that you know more ways of keeping your dog healthy, you have just to take bold action. This will allow you to have more fun with your dog over time. Your dog`s diet should be balanced, and your vet will allow you to know more about this topic over time too. 

Remember also that you need to check the weight of your dog over time if you want to keep your dog`s body health over time too.

1 comment:

  1. Very Useful information Thank you!!
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