Keep Your Dog Healthy
Protecting Your Companion
Dogs are as much a part of our family as anyone else and it is our responsibility to keep them happy, healthy and safe. In addition to cuddles and belly scratches, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will keep your dog in top form.
Whether you are researching to bring a new companion home or brushing up on your care routine, help keep on the path to wellness with these tips to keep your dog healthy!
Healthy Diet. Happy Dog.
Much like humans, a well-balanced diet is important for a healthy lifestyle. Feeding your pet the appropriate amount and type of food helps them maintain a healthy weight, skin and coat, energy level and gastrointestinal function.
Unfortunately, many traditional dog foods fall short when it comes to proper nutrition. Feeding your pet high quality, trusted pet food like Hill’s Pet Nutrition ensures your four-legged companion receives all the necessary vitamins and minerals to live a long, happy, well-balanced life. Alternatively, it is also known that many dogs thrive on meals made with fresh meats and veggies.
Interactive Play & Exercise
Mental health is just as important as physical health in our dogs. Many dog owners underestimate how much exercise a dog needs to stay happy and healthy. A bored dog with built-up energy can often act out in destructive behaviour.
Introducing interactive toys such as puzzle balls is a great way to keep your dog occupied and stimulated, helping them to release built up energy. Maintaining a daily routine with commands and problem solving keeps their training fresh and mentally active.
Additionally, you can exercise your dog by going on an adventure and watch your dog bloom as they explore the outdoors. Both you and your beloved companion will reap the rewards of exercise during this bonding experience.
Cuddles & Affection
Establishing a good bond with your furry friend is incredibly important. Cuddles, petting, belly rubs and even brushing their coat are great ways to show your pet some love and strengthen your emotional connection.
Not only does this promote healthy interactions with both humans and other animals but getting to know your pet helps you understand when your dog isn’t feeling well. As they cannot speak, we have to rely on subtle signs and symptoms that they are ill.
In addition to keeping your pet clean and as cute as ever, regular grooming is also a good way to keep an eye on change in your pets fur and skin – from dandruff and bald patches to lumps and bumps that may be cause for concern. Your dog’s grooming needs are often determined by their breed. However, all dogs will benefits from regular baths, brushes and nail trimming.
Routine Trips To Your Vet
High-quality veterinary care is the foundation of your dog’s overall health. Routine wellness exams and check-ups, which should be performed yearly, gives you the peace of mind that your companion is healthy and up to date on their vaccines, boosters, and physical exams.
Ideally started when they are young and coninued as adult dogs, routine vet visits and exams helps to prevent, identify and diagnose potentially serious health issues such as heartworms, distemper, parvovirus, dental disease and more. If your pet exhibits any unusual behaviour or is displaying worrying symptoms, be sure to alert your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Contact your local vet to set up a routine health schedule to ensure your pet’s health is in tip-top shape!
Keep Your Pet Healthy With THCV
Whether you are trying to get your dog in better shape, prolong their life or are preparing for a new family member, there are a number of ways to ensure your companion lives the best life!
The House Call Vet is an Australian owned and operated vet keeping pets healthy across Brisbane. With a team of knowledgeable, dedicated and compassionate professionals we work to keep your pet healthy!
We offer an extensive range of veterinary services to our client and their pets. From routine check-ups, vaccinations and de-worming to senior care, euthanisation and emergency consultations.
Keep your dog healthy and get in touch with The House Call Vet today!