Here are six ways you can help your dog live a long and healthy life!
Dogs are facultative carnivores, they thrive on a carnivore diet. A raw food diet for dogs is the best nutrition you can provide! A homemade dog food diet is the next best thing, full of real food that provides whole nutrition. If neither of those options are for you, select a high quality grain-free commercial kibble!
My most highly recommended supplements include probiotics, omega fatty acids, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, seaweed/kelp and raw local honey. There are many more supplements that can have a major positive impact on your dog's body!
Running, swimming, hiking, fetch, frisbee, bike rides - all of these things are ideal for dogs who are physically capable of doing them! Dogs should get a minimum of 2 hours exercise every single day - get their hearts pumping to keep them strong!
Prevention of oral disease is actually very easy! You can brush your dog's teeth a few times a week and give them bones and other healthy chews to help scrape the teeth clean. Feeding them a raw food diet is the best way to keep teeth white and clean!
Proper diet, healthy treats fed in moderation and lots of exercise is the key to keeping dogs lean and strong. You should be able to feel your dogs ribs but not see every single one in a pronounced way. Your dog should also have a visible "tuck" at the abdomen.
Keep your dog up to date on a minimal vaccine schedule, test for heartworm and tick-borne illness yearly and monitor your dogs health by having your vet do a wellness exam! All of this counts towards preventative animal care!