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Have A Happy Healthy Dog With These Tips

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Dogs are man’s best friend, and most of us either have a dog or know someone who does. These beautiful furry friends are a huge part of our lives and it is our responsibility to keep them safe and healthy for the years they live under our roof. 

Today we want to talk about some of the ways that you can keep your dog healthy and happy throughout their lives to prevent conditions like obesity and to also help with Dog Diabetes Symptoms and other conditions. 

Here are some of the things you can do this year to keep your furry friend happy and healthy for longer. 

  1. Spay Or Neuter

When you get a puppy and they begin to grow to sexual maturity, it is important for you to get them spayed or neutered. There are several reasons for this in terms of health. The first is to stop you dog from becoming pregnant and having the strain of giving birth. For male dogs, it is to prevent them getting high on testosterone and becoming aggressive to other dogs. For dogs in general, cancers and other disease can attack these parts of the body so removing them can help your dog by protecting them against these illnesses. 

  1. Vaccinate

Just like you and your children, dogs need to be vaccinated now and again to protect them against common diseases. There are a lot of diseases that will impact a dog and not a human, so protecting them against these from the get go will ensure that they don’t suffer the symptoms of these. 

  1. Go To The Vet

As humans we have this bad habit of never going to the doctors to get a check up for our body. This can cause us to suffer with an ache or pain or illness for a long time unnecessarily and it impacts our quality of life. The same concept applies to dogs however there is one key difference: a dog can’t take them self to the vet to check themselves over. You have the responsibility to ensure that your dog goes for a regular check up so that any issues can be dealt with and your dog stays happy and healthy. 

  1. Eradicate Fleas And Ticks

Fleas are a pain in the neck and once your dog comes into the house with fleas it can be incredibly hard to get rid of them. Be sure to use flea treatments every 3-6 months for your dog whether they have fleas or not. This will either kill existing fleas or prevent fleas from surviving if they try to make a home on your dog this year. 

Ticks can appear after a lovely walk in the countryside and when they have latched onto your dog they can cause a lot of pain and can even run the risk of transmitting disease. Either head to a vet to remove the tick or be careful and use tweezers to do it yourself. You will soon notice that you have managed to get the tick out in one price, and if not, you may need to carry on to remove the legs. 

  1. Treat Heartworm 

Heartworm is a weird illness and it can be very hard to treat. The best way to ensure that your dog doesn’t suffer with heartworm is to prevent it in the first place. Ensure that your dog takes heart tablets each day and that they have all of their vitamins. 

  1. Exercise Your Dog 

No matter what size or breed your dog is, they need to exercise every single day to stay healthy. This means you need to head for a walkevery single day whether it be around the roads near your home or to the park. Be sure that your dog gets plenty of chance to exercise and run around having fun. They will be happier out in the open and it will keep their heart and other muscles strong. 

  1. Be careful with weight 

It’s not just us who can sometimes pile on the pounds and become obese, our dogs can easily do this too. As a key owner it is hard to resist those puppy eyes and our dogs often end up with leftovers from us and treats every day. While treats aren’t too much of a problem it is important for you to watch how much you give your dog and be sure that they don’t put on weight. Weigh them now and again by weighing yourself, stepping off the scales and picking your dog up and weighing yourself again. Keep them within a healthy range for a healthy dog. 

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