Fido’s diet plays a huge role in his overall health and well-being. Feed your pooch the best dog food you can afford. Make sure to stick to the recommended portion sizes, so you don’t accidentally overfeed your canine buddy. At snack time, give your furry pal quality doggy treats, and, no matter how much he begs, don’t overindulge him!
Dogs that were properly socialized as puppies tend to be calmer, friendlier, and much less likely to develop behavioral issues. Socializing your puppy while he’s little will help prevent many behavioral problems down the road.
All dogs should know the five basic commands, which are Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. That said, there’s no need to stop training once Fido has these down. Many dogs love learning new tricks and commands!
Dental problems can lead or contribute to several other health conditions in dogs. Brushing is the best way to keep Fido’s teeth in shape. If he won’t tolerate brushing, you can still keep his mouth healthy with chew toys, plenty of water, and treats and kibble formulated to promote dental health.
Making sure your pooch gets enough exercise is definitely high on the list when it comes to good doggy care. Daily walks will keep Fido in good physical shape and help prevent obesity. You can also get your pup moving by using an interactive toy, such as a laser pointer, or even playing fetch!
Playing with your dog will help him burn off extra energy and provide mental stimulation, keeping him from becoming bored and restless. It will also help you relieve stress and put a smile on your face!
Keeping your pooch up to date on vaccinations and heartworm prevention will protect him from common diseases and deadly parasites. Fido may not look forward to his checkups, but proper veterinary care is crucial to his health.
Please contact us, your Livonia vet clinic, for all your pet care needs.