Your dog depends on you to keep it safe and healthy. Studies show that many health issues your dog may develop can be directly related to its diet. People have become more diligent about reading the labels on the food products they buy for themselves. For your dog’s sake, you should be just as diligent about reading the label on the food and treats you purchase for it.
Once you begin reading the ingredients in some of the dog food and dog treats you find, you’ll understand the importance of buying dog food that uses USDA chicken breasts, USDA lean beef and fish that is never farm-raised. It’s important to feed your dog food that doesn’t contain fillers and preservatives. Feeding your dog food that is human grade and contains no sodium can prevent or alleviate a variety of health issues.
Keeping your dog on a healthy diet is beneficial to its digestive system. It’s often the fillers in dog food that trigger allergies in dogs. Changing their diet can relieve the itching and scratching. A high quality dog food can help boost your dog’s immune system. Eating a healthy diet can improve your quality of life by helping you stay healthy and active. The same is true for your dog. When you love your dog, you want them to be around for a very long time. Feeding them a good quality food and healthy treats can increase their longevity.
In addition to making sure your dog eats healthy food, you also need to provide a safe environment for your dog. This means taking steps to assure that your dog can’t get to household cleaners and other toxic products in and around your home. Medications should be kept in a secure location. Learn what human foods are toxic to dogs and make sure no one feeds those foods to your dog. Your dog shouldn’t be outside off leash unless you have a fenced in area for it to play in. Your dog needs exercise. Regular trips to the dog park, a play day at doggie day care or daily walks can help your dog maintain muscle strength.
It’s your responsibility as a dog owner to properly train your dog. Treats are a motivational tool in a dog training program. Be sure that you use healthy dog treats to reward your dog for their good behavior.