In a world that many say is over medicated, it’s time to get back to the more natural ways on how to improve our dogs health. There isn’t a magical pill or ointment or serum that is going to drastically improve your dogs health; a dogs health is a reflection of how well their owner is taking care of them. So how can you improve your dogs health?
The first thing that you need to take a good hard look at is what you are feeding your dog. You dog needs to receive the correct amount of nutrients each and every day to prevent any number of dog diseases and other ailments, such as dog cancer. Some things that you should definitely avoid in your dog’s feed are:
– Artificial dyes and colors
– Less “filler” products (such as corn and whey)
Look into better quality dog foods, or consider supplementing with your own foods at home, such as whole chicken breast, fish, and other natural, whole ingredients.
Fresh water is another important element to your dogs health. If you aren’t changing your dog’s water dish several times in a day, then your dog doesn’t have fresh water available to them. Water not only hydrates our pets, but it also helps flush out the toxins that are in their system.
TIP: Avoid plastic food and water dishes when ever possible. Stick with stainless steel, glass, or porcelain bowls.
Now for another rather obvious but often forgotten way to keep up your dogs health: exercise. This isn’t to say that you need to run 10 miles with your dog every morning and each evening, but your dog should be getting two 45 minute walks a day for his health. Exercise is not only exercising his heart, muscles, and ligaments. Exercise is also exercising his brain! Your dog needs to stop and sniff and “check the daily news” as he makes his rounds around the block. He needs to socialize and explore. A dog with a happy mind is a dog that is happy in the home.
Lastly, you may want to consider using some more natural items that are freely available to dogs just as they were in the wild, such as Milk Thistle, Mistletoe, and Purple Coneflower. These plants help boost your pet’s immune system, keep their energy level stable, and increase their vitality.