DOG HEALTH & BEHAVIOUR TIPS

How often should I take my dog to the vet?

Pets age considerably faster than people, and every 6 months, you should take your dog to the vet. Preventive care is effective care, and one must always visit the vet when their pet is sick or injured.




How much daily exercise does a dog require? What are some of the most beneficial dog-activity activities?

Different breeds require different amounts of exercise. A minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity is recommended for the average dog. Swimming may be a better alternative if your dog has orthopedic issues.


A sporting breed dog needs many hours of physical exercise each day, while a toy breed only needs a few minutes per day. Speak to your veterinarian if you have any specific questions. Mental exercise is also ideal for dogs, and taking them to new places with new smells or playing a game of tug-o-war, etc., can help.


How often should I brush my dog's teeth?

Dogs like humans can develop plaque and tartar on their teeth. Ideally, dog owners should brush their dog's teeth daily and twice a day.


Small breed dogs tend to suffer from periodontal disease since they develop tartar more quickly. By the age of 2 years, 80% of dogs have developed periodontal disease. To avoid this, it's best to have a dental checkup 1-2 times per year. Throughout their lives, most dogs will require a prophylactic cleaning under anesthesia.


To prevent tooth and bone loss, regular dental cleanings can help to identify underlying dental diseases.



How can you help a dog with anxiety?

Always get advice from a vet or a certified dog trainer if your dog is anxious. If one cannot solve the issue that is triggering its' anxious behaviour, professionals can help you build a behavioural plan that will help your dog overcome his worries. To control anxiety, some dogs may require medications or supplements.


If your dog has picky eating habits, what can dog owners do?

It's essential to provide your dog with a planned and consistent schedule that includes socializing, exercise, and eating habits to help reduce anxiety. Many dogs tend to develop picky eating habits because of the constant change in their diet. Hence, dogs wait to see if they'll be getting something better.


Dogs tend to exceed their weight when owners give them table food. One should always stick to a diet that is suitable for the dog's needs. It is not recommended to change dog food too often but to maintain a consistent feeding schedule.






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