Hey Dog Lovers ,
Please enjoy today’s guest post!
Let’s face it, all of you reading this will probably agree that your dog is part of your family, and let me tell you, I feel the same way. As part of your family, it is also your job to make sure your dog lives a long, happy, and healthy lifestyle. In this article, I would like to share with you some useful tips straight from the vet that can help your dog minimize the risk of developing certain cardiovascular as well as respiratory problems.
Most of it Comes Down to Exercise
Funny, right? Wrong! When your dog doesn’t get enough exercise with or without you, indoors or out, then his or her health can be compromised much sooner than a dog that is in shape. When your dog becomes out of shape, or if you habitually feed it human food, or sweets, then you run a real risk of your best friend becoming obese and possibly developing diabetes, or as mentioned above, heart and breathing problems.
What You Should Look Out For
If you notice that your dog waddles when it walks, or if its shape is looking somewhat square, then it is time to see a vet, so you can have a plan of action to get your pal back in shape. Another symptom to look out for is rapid breathing when laying down, or when your dog is doing very minimal exercise.
Remember Exercise Also Keeps Your Canine Happy
When you play with your pooch, I think we all know there is an added benefit to this, and it isn’t all about physical health, but it has to do with mental wellbeing and happiness. Playing games with your beloved dog can help strengthen your bond with the two of you, and your best friend will adore you for it. Show your dog you love and care about him or her, and try to play games with each other for at least thirty minutes a day.
Author: Ryan Ely
Bio: Ryan is an avid dog lover who is an avid supporter of many dog rescue groups, and also has adopted several dogs that he and his wife had found on the streets over the years.