Loyalty, companionship and unconditional love are just some of the qualities exhibited by our canine companions. These dependable and loving pets are here for us through thick and thin ready to greet us with enthusiasm and joy no matter what.
Given this close bond between you both, it’s only natural that you would want to care for your dog’s health and happiness in return. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways you can support your pet’s overall wellbeing.
We all know the benefits of physical exercise for our own health and wellbeing. A good workout can work wonders for releasing pent-up stress and tension as well as improving our mood through the release of happy hormones like endorphins and serotonin.
The same applies to your dog and regular exercise will help your pet stay happy, healthy and provide the mental stimulation needed to ward off anxiety and depression.
Whether it’s a game of fetch or a few laps around the park while you jog, remember to provide regular opportunities for your dog to run and play to its heart’s content as the more time you can dedicate to your dog’s physical fitness needs, the better.
A Healthy Diet
When it comes to taking care of your own nutritional needs, a wholesome approach with organic and high-quality ingredients is best. Your dog’s dietary needs are no different and a balanced diet free of GMOs, additives and fillers is essential for its health and wellbeing.
Spoil your dog with some TLC by treating them to a spa treatment now and then. Grooming treatments will take care of uncomfortable, overgrown nails which can make it painful for your pet to walk. A bath with high-quality grooming products designed especially for dogs can restore the lustrous shine and softness to their coat by washing out any dirt and oils which may have collected there.
Brushing your dog’s coat can prevent excess shedding and help to circulate natural oils adding to a healthier, shinier coat. It also reveals any issues your dog may be having such as dry skin, injuries or fleas.
Wash the Dishes
Leaving the same old, stagnant water in your dog’s bowl can cause bacteria to accumulate from your dog’s tongue. It’s a good habit to wash out their bowl at least once a day. To prevent the risk of infection and to maintain good oral hygiene for your pet a clean bowl is essential.
Just like humans, dogs need mental stimulation for their overall happiness and wellbeing. Why not come up with some creative ways to give your dog their mental exercise and enjoy the opportunity to bond with your pet at the same time? Some suggestions include:
· Letting your dog sniff and explore on walks
· Get a dog puzzle
· Create an obstacle course
Put these five tips into practice and you’ll have the happiest hound around!