15 Aug Tips for Supporting your Dog’s Overall Well-Being
Dogs are more than family pets – they’re best friends, members of your family, and for some people they’re children with four paws and a lot of hair. When you’ve had a rough day, that wagging tail and excited expression on their faces is enough to make you smile. Dogs are companions and as dog parents, you work had to make sure they’re spoiled and happy – which includes supporting their overall well-being.
Try these tips for supporting your dog’s overall well-being.
Plenty of Exercise
Dogs need a lot of exercise; they build up a lot of energy with all of that napping. Their bodies need exercise and play time just like ours do. While exercising doesn’t have to be done at the same time every day, your dog does need some time that is dedicated to walking, running, jumping and working those muscles.
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Make exercising fun for your dog by incorporating some fun games.
Take Care of their Teeth
Even if your dog eats a good, healthy dry food their teeth can still suffer. It’s important to take your dog to the vet annually for a full dental cleaning. This also allows the vet to see if there are any teeth that are failing or need to be removed.
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If your dog does not get proper dental care, it can lead to dental infections. Dental infections can be just as painful for them as it is for you.
Stimulate their Minds
Dogs need mental and visual stimulation. This can be something as simple as playing different games with them using a different type of toy each day. Give their toys names, yes it sounds silly but it helps, and then ask them to go get that specific toy.
Reward them when they return the toy you asked them to get or when they complete a challenge.
Going for walks is also a good way to help your dog receive some mental stimulation. They’ll be able to see and smell all of the things around them, which can be a pleasant experience.
There are many more parts of supporting your dog’s overall well-being. They need attention, affection and your time. They need a healthy, balanced diet and exercise. Some dogs may be comforted by music, so make some time for music at least once a week. There have been dogs that respond to music by “dancing” – which is entertaining for you but also feels good to them. Speak with your vet about ensuring that your dog’s overall well-being is being taken care of properly and what you can do to help support them in being completely healthy.