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The Healthy Canine

Dog Health and Nutrition is very important unless you enjoy veterinary bills. That can really add up when it costs about sixty dollars CDN just to walk your dog through the vet’s door not to mention the actual treatment and medicine. I want to take a little of your time to briefly tell you about some of the things you can do to avoid those types of costs. Here are a few tips to keep your dog healthy and happy.

First and foremost picking your dog’s food. If you feed your dog kibble it is very important that you learn how to read the ingredients on the back of the bag and ignore the big bold sales pitch on the front. The first ingredient in the list represents the most weight of the food. If it is meat that is good but the weight is factored before the dehydration process. Therefore the actual weight of the meat could be considerably reduced through that process. The first ingredient could be a vegetable like potato and this is fine. There could then be a meat or meat meal lower in the list. If you see any kind of by-product listed do not buy that food and move on to another brand. For example a chicken or beef by-product is the waste from a processing plant. This waste could be beaks, feathers, horns and hooves. It is good if there is lots of vegetables and fruits listed like potato and blueberries.

It is also beneficial to supplement your dog’s food. This will give him extra essentials that his body cannot produce on its own. In the wild a dog would get many of these supplements from the hunt. If the dog ate a rabbit that had its stomach full of greens this would benefit your dog. A muskrat that had a meal of fish would give omegas. Many supplements can be made at home and quite a few off the spice rack at the grocery store. Turmeric, garlic juice, wild salmon capsules, kelp, calcium, glucosamine and probiotics to name a few can have good long and short term benefits for your dog’s coat, health and well-being.

Exercise is high up there in importance too. Dogs in the wild migrate every day hunting and exploring. You have to walk your dog at least once a day to keep your dog balanced and fulfill this natural need. Walking your dog to give him that balance is more important than the actual exercise he gets from it. Ideally you can take your dog to the country and let him explore. I live in the country so I don’t walk my dogs I walk with them. This take us to the idea of companionship.

Your dog needs human companionship. If you do not interact with your dog he will become his own pack leader. This is equally if not more important if you have more than one dog. If you don’t give them companionship and take the role of pack leader one of the dogs will. If one of your dogs take over as pack leader it can be devastating for you and the other dogs. Also in a multi dog environment you must treat all your dogs as equals.

I have only touched on the above subjects. There is a lot more to talk about. I intend to go into much more detail at my web site “The Healthy Canine”. I will be adding posts to my site so visit often.


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