The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Furry Canine Friend

by Damien Justus 2 months ago in health

Creating the best life for your canine

The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Furry Canine Friend

Your furry friend is family; therefore, you treat them as such. You don't see any differences between your canine friend and your human relatives. That's why caring for your dog is among your top priorities. You can never do too much to make them happy or keep them healthy and safe long-term.

Although each dog has different needs based on their size, breed, age, and preferences, they still have a few fundamental needs that are similar to their fellow four-legged friends. Your dog requires healthy foods to eat, lots of exercise, and healing modalities that are calming to their nervous system. If you want to know the best ways to take care of your furry canine friend, focus your energy on those three areas of care, and the rest will come to you as you bond with your pet.

Be Mindful of What You Feed Your Pet

All too often, people don't realize how much harm they are causing their pets by overfeeding them or providing the dog with the wrong foods to eat. There are people foods that canines absolutely cannot have. Chicken bones are one because they break too easily and are too sharp for the animal to swallow, let alone digest. Raisins, chocolate, alcohol, and products containing xylitol are positively dangerous for dogs to ingest.

Familiarizing yourself with the types of foods that are harmful to dogs is imperative. Making it a rule to not give them people food whatsoever helps. Limiting the number of treats that you reward them with is another way to trim excess calories from your pet's diet. A small treat is all that is needed to train a dog and reward their positive behavior.

Give Your BFF Plenty of Playtime

Younger dogs tend to be very energetic. They need time to run, jump and play so that they don't become obese. Taking your dog to the dog park can help acquaint them with other animals. They become more socialized and easier to take on walks and public locations because they're used to being around other people and animals.

It also allows them to run off excess energy so they sleep better at night. Aim for giving your pet at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. Unlimited amounts of playtime also ensure that you'll get more snuggle time in when they do settle down. Being sedentary for too long can cause a myriad of health problems in pets including weight gain, obesity, respiratory problems, arthritis, and inflammation.

Treat Your Dog's Anxiety Naturally

You should administer CBD for dogs with factors such as their weight in mind. As Dr. Axe explains, animals of different sizes require different dosages. For example, a ten-pound pet gets 0.5 milligrams of the oil. A 120-pound dog gets 6 milligrams each time you administer CBD.

It also takes from five to seven days to witness the product helping your pet. If you notice that they still exhibit signs of anxiety, give the oil some time to work. Animals, like people, respond to cannabinoids differently. After about a week, you may notice that they feel less tense and apprehensive when stressed.

Take Good Care of Your Furry Canine Friend Today

There are many ways to care for your furry friend. The suggestions listed here are a mere starting point for you to explore. Each dog has different needs, so working with their veterinarian to come up with a diet and fitness plan that addresses those needs is imperative. It will bring greater health, flexibility, and longevity to your BFF.

By focusing on their diet, movement, and eliminating the things that stress them out, you're able to provide your pet with a strong foundation for health and vitality. You can then begin introducing other tools and practices to their lives. You'll be able to give your dog the best life possible. They'll thank you for your kindness with tail wags and big, slobbery kisses.

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