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5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy
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As a pet owner (parent), I take my responsibilities seriously. I want to raise healthy, happy pets who love to be around us as much as we want to be around them. Doing this takes some planning and some time. We show our pets how much we love them by keeping them happy.
5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR DOG HAPPY
1. Play and exercise together.
This seems like a no brainer but have you ever taken your dog on a nice, long walk? They are happy and tired when they get home, aren't they? We take our dogs on two to three long walks each day to make certain that they get out to see the neighborhood and get some great exercise. We also play a lot throughout the house. My kids are constantly running around with the dogs chasing them. I am pretty certain that this raises all of our heart rates.
Pets are happiest when they eat the right food. This means no table scraps. Food should be nourishing and healthy for your pet to eat. Be careful not to overfeed your pet and make certain to feed him food appropriate for his size and age. Our two dogs love Cesar® home delights™ which is a regular part of their diet. They love this wet food that comes in a variety of flavors based off of classic recipes. Cesar® is perfect for small dogs because it is fortified with vitamins and minerals. Our dogs start dancing and getting excited as soon as I take a tray from the pantry.
3. Schedule regular vet visits.
Did you know that a puppy should be brought in for vaccines every 3 to 4 weeks until they are 16 weeks old? Dogs will get distemper-parvo and rabies boosters, and other vaccinations like whooping cough or whatever you and your vet decide. From ages 1-10, your dog should visit their vet about once a year. Once your dog reaches the age of 10, twice-yearly checkups are suggested to best serve your dog's needs.
We have a big basket of toys by the front door that our dogs can choose from throughout the day. We have balls to throw, a tug of war rope and many other items to keep them constantly entertained. We throw out toys once they become unusable and replace them as needed. In addition, our dogs don't chew any of our stuff because they are too busy playing with their own toys.
5. Groom your pet regularly.
We brush our dog‘s teeth, give them regular baths, clip their nails and clean their ears on a regular basis.
Loving a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences ever. Our pets show us as much love as we show them! Keeping them happy and following the steps above most definitely shows them that we love them.
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