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Dog Wellness 101

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When you own a dog, you love a dog, and when you love a dog, you want to do everything you can to ensure that he is happy, healthy, and living his best life, which is why I’ve put together some of the best things you can do to boost your pet’s wellness right now…

Focus on nutrition

Dogs, just like people, need the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to maintain a healthy body. So, one of the best ways to look after your pet’s wellness is to ensure you are feeding him a healthy diet the likes of the best dog food at Walmart can offer. As well as ensuring that he has the best food available, you need to ensure that you do not overfeed him because overweight dogs often struggle with joint issues and other ailments, which can make them feel less than healthy.

Stay active

We all know just how important regular physical activity is for us humans, and it is fair to say it is just as, if not more, important for our four-legged friends too. Why? Regular activity will not only keep your dog’s heart, lungs and bones healthy, but it will also help to provide him with the stimulation he needs to be mentally well too The more exercise he does, the less likely he will be to get bored, anxious, depressed, or exhibit bad behaviors, so be sure to make the daily walk a priority!

Vaccinate him

Vaccinating your pet is a really sensible way of minimizing his risk of a number of illnesses that can be quite serious, including parvo and distemper, both of which can be very brutal and very upsetting for all involved. Vaccinating before an illness strike is sensible not to mention less likely to result in large vet bills than waiting until your pup has an illness to treat, and it is usually the right thing to do, Talk to your veterinarian if you have any questions about vaccination.

Keep busy

Dogs are very intelligent creatures, which means they can be prone to boredom just like we can. If, then, you want to keep your dog feeling good, you should do whatever you can to stimulate his mind Walks are always welcome, but these days, you can do so much more. From agility training to dog puzzle games, there are so many ways to keep his mind stimulated that you owe it to him to explore as many of them as you can.

Love him

Of course, the most basic thing your dog needs is your love. The more time you spend with him petting him, talking to him, and loving him, the happier he will be overall. A loved pet is a happier less anxious pet with fewer issues, and you know what? Spending time moving your dog is great for your own health too!

Dogs are our best friends, which is why their wellness matters. Treat your dog right, look after his most basic needs, and he will reward you in spades.

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Karla Urwitz

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love all things travel. I was in the hospitality business for 15 years and loved it. So why not become a travel agent. So I am trying to find my balance in life through being a parent to a teenager, my love of travel, and living the best life possible. Come join me on this bumpy journey of life.

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