A healthy puppy is a happy puppy. Taking care of your puppy’s health also helps keep your family safe and healthy. Also, you don’t want to know how much veterinary emergency visits will cost you, so preventive care is the best way to go.
Here are good tips on how to take care of your puppy’s health.
Avoid overfeeding your dog.
Overweight or obese dogs are at higher risks of metabolism abnormalities, joint diseases, cardiovascular disease, and lowered immune systems. An obese dog is also less mobile, cannot play, run or do other activities they used to do, not to mention how detrimental that is if yours is a security dog. Always feed your dog the amount of natural dog food that your vet recommends, and do not give in when they ask for more.
Make annual vet appointments.
Scheduling your puppy for annual vet appointments is vital for their puppy health. A professional vet can screen your dog for any health issues and treat any abnormalities. You don’t have to visit the vet only when your dog is unwell. A vet can also offer valuable guidance on how to keep your puppy healthy.
Use natural remedies on your pet.
Did you know there is a natural treatment for dog seizures? To reduce the toxic overload on your dog, it is best to use natural remedies for any illnesses they suffer. Natural remedies are much safer on the dog, promote healing faster, and have no unwanted side effects. They include herbal extracts and essential oils and promote a longer lifespan for your dog. Supplementing your dog’s diet with natural products can contribute to better digestion, increased energy, strong immunity, and lower the risks of diseases.
Always touch your dog’s nose.
Your puppy’s nose should be wet naturally. The level of wetness depends on the time of the year and the type of dog. Dogs secrete sweat through their noses to cool down, so a healthy dog should have a slightly wet nose. If it is not, then you know that there is a problem. This is an important part of puppy health.
Brush your dog’s teeth
Many people will admit to always forgetting to brush their dog’s teeth. However, it is essential for your dog’s health and saves you expensive dental treatments in the long run. You can make it a part of your dog’s routine to brush their teeth with special dog toothpaste. With a bit of training, it can be a fun activity for your puppy.
Play with your intention
When playing with your dog, intentionally touch their nose, feet, ears, and mouth. That desensitizes them and prepares them for activities such as nail trimming during grooming sessions. When they get used to you handling them that way, it will be easier during vet exams, check-ups, and regular grooming sessions.
Walk your puppy regularly.
Regular walks keep your dog healthier by improving the digestive system, burning off excess fat and energy, and fighting boredom. Keeping your dog engaged from time to time also eliminates any bad behaviors well into their senior years. You can also exercise together through racing, jogging, climbing stairs, or an adventurous hike.
We hope these tips will help you with learning more about puppy health!