Posted on Jun 19, 2008 | Comments 0
Dogs are very loyal towards their owner, but many owners are not so loyal towards the dog’s health.
Maintaining the dog health properly is the important task when you are breeding dog.
Dogs are a part of the family, they are not just pets. If the dog health is not in a proper condition, you are the worst sufferer after the dog.
How to take care of your dog health?
Food care: If you want to assure your dog health, make sure you are providing the dog with proper and balanced diet. The main source of nutrition for dog is through its food. Visit a vet who cares for your dog and take steps to make the dog diet healthy [Dog care guidelines].
Many vets advice the dog owners to buy the pet food at their vet hospital and does not suggest the diet that suits your pet. So, prefer a good vet for securing dog health. If you feel vet is not providing proper information on dog diet, it’s better to change the vet [Healthy dog food].
Dog’s appetite: In most cases, the dog’s healthy appetite is the sign of a healthy dog. An experienced vet will be able to estimate the health of the dog with the appetite level. The average appetite of a dog is a well chowhound, but not all dogs are chowhounds, some dog species are picky towards their food.
The dog’s average appetite level is twice a day and this is sign of dog’s healthy appetite. When the dogs show reluctance towards the regular food, then it’s a sign of disease or depressed or lethargic behavior.
Annual checkups: Regular checkups are very necessary for maintaining the dog health. The check ups should be conducted by experienced vets. The check ups should include checking the dog’s body temperature, weight, listening to the heart beats and lung contractions. Check the abnormal discharges from bodily orifices such as eyes or nose.
Exercise: A busy dog may not need much exercise, but an average dog needs exercise to maintain the health properly. A daily exercise schedule is very necessary for dog health. Exercise helps the dog to
- Control the extra weight and maintain the weight
- Make its muscles and respiratory system strong and make them work in proper condition
- Get out of boredom and make themselves active and energetic
Exercises combined with games are also very good idea to secure the dog health. Games like running, jumping and fetching are an added benefits to protect the dog health.
Grooming: Regular dog grooming makes the owner know the health status of the dog. Grooming is very essential for securing the dog health.
- It ensures the teeth, ears, paws, skin and coat in a good state
- It helps you to learn about the status of the dog’s overall health.
Regular grooming lets the owner know about the healthy status of the dog as he spends much time in observing the body parts. As you will be regularly grooming your dog, you can identify any external parasites or diseases to take proper measure in controlling the disease.