If you want your dog to be healthy, you have to take the time to ensure that your dog’s needs are being met. Frequently, people will purchase a new puppy simply because it looks cute in the pet store window. However, without being prepared to adequately take care of and nurture your dog, you may discover that your new pet suffers ill health. It is much better to take the little steps daily, to ensure that you have a healthy dog, rather than neglect those areas and watch your dog become sick. Here are five tips for ensuring that you have a healthy dog.
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It’s essential to know what foods are not good for dogs. Bones of any kind are very dangerous because they can splinter and choke your dog or the sharp fragments can become lodged in or puncture his intestines. Definitely stay away from feeding your dog chocolate, grapes, and raisins. They are toxic to dogs. In addition, milk products are bad because dogs don’t have enough of the proper enzyme to digest them properly. Corn should also be avoided because dogs can’t digest it at all. Can you believe it’s a main filler for many commercial dog foods? Other ingredients to steer clear of include onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, avocados, white bread, white rice, and any food that is going bad. Please remember that dogs are not garbage disposals!
Fortunately, we don’t need to depend on the commercial brands to nourish our dogs. There are many foods that we can buy that are much healthier. Among those foods are chicken, turkey, fish, beef, and eggs. They should always be cooked thoroughly, never given raw. These whole foods are great natural sources of protein. Other healthy ingredients are vegetables such as celery, spinach, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, and peas. Another important component in a dog’s diet is starch. This requirement can be satisfied with cooked potatoes or brown rice. Using these foods is a great way to ensure that your dog is getting the proper nutrition. But not all healthy people foods are good for dogs.
We get a lot of questions on how often you should feed. We recommend feeding puppies 3 times a day until they are 6 months old. We realize that in many situations, this is not possible, as you are unable to be there during the middle of the day to feed. If this is the case, feed twice daily, a.m. and p.m. We continue to feed twice daily even after they have matured to adults. We just do not like giving them their entire quantity of food in one meal, and some studies have indicated that feeding twice daily is a good defense against bloat. This is another one of those controversial subjects where there are bunches of opinions.
Which are especially dangerous to young puppies. You need to balance the importance of socialization with the risk of taking your puppy outside his home.
Normally kelp benefits are acquired as a dried plant, as a powder, or in a capsule. Some use it as a substitute for salt, or as a flavoring for their drink. Others add kelp to their beans, stir fries, stews, soups, or other types of grains.
There are a few other things you shouldn’t forget as well – never letting your puppy near traffic, having a fully fenced in yard, and even consider microchiping – if it’s not legally required it’s a great way to make sure your beloved pet will always be returned to you if she gets lost.