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Newbie Dog Care Tips

When you have man’s best friend in your house, there are a few things to consider in order to give them the best care possible as they age. The better care they have from the day they are brought in your house could mean they live a lot longer of a life. Barring any diseases or genetic conditions they may develop, some dogs will live 15 years or more! That’s a long time to care for a pet. What can you do to make sure your puppy or dog lives as long as possible with the healthiest life possible?

Dog Food

Cheaper isn’t always best. That is certainly true for dog food (and even cat food). Cheaper food usually means it has more additives in it that isn’t so good for your dog’s health. The cheap additives include corn and other starchy ingredients that are meant to fill them up, but then they are also processed quickly. Foods that are filling are also processed quicker, meaning your dog will be hungrier quicker throughout the day. And just like with humans, foods that are high in starch tend to make you fat. Unless you are giving your dog lots of exercise, cheap food full of corn and other starches will make them be a bit heavier, which isn’t good.

Optimum Weight

Dogs need to be in a certain weight range to be healthy too. Dog joins aren’t meant to support additional weight. When a dog gets fats it is very hard on their back and also on the hip joints. Keeping the weight off your dog is easy as long as you buy a high quality food, give them the amount of food as described by the vet and then let them have regular exercise. Dogs that are heavier than their weight should be can also eat diet food, which is lower in calories and starch content.Newbie Dog Care Tips


Dogs need to have their own place too. Especially big dogs. When a dog gets up and down from the floor each time, it works on their joints. When a dog can lay on a padding or some type of barrier between the floor and their joints, it will keep their joints healthier. A contoured bed is also available at most pet stores. This will provide support for them as they sleep during the day or the night.

Regular Vet Checks

This can be expensive, but think of how much more it will cost if you don’t take your animal to the vet and something develops that could have been prevented? Regular vet check ups not only provide shots to prevent diseases, but a vet can look for the beginnings of something before it gets out of control. Tartar buildup on the gums can be a huge problem if it goes too long. The same thing with sore muscles or joints. They can both lead to bigger problems down the road, but when caught early, they can be quickly dealt with.

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