When it comes to taking care of your dog, you want to make sure that it is happy and healthy. As an owner, you are responsible for the welfare of your furry friend and need to make sure that it is fed the correct food, a reasonable amount, plus have regular walks. If you over feed them and do not go out walking very often then your dog may become overweight which could lead to a number of health problems.
If you have an unhealthy dog, of course it will be unhappy, plus you will end up having to spend a fortune at the vets and your dog will endure a stressful time that could be avoided. Many owners are guilty of overindulging their pets with treats; however they just don’t really need to eat them! It is similar to us eating a number of sugary snacks that are manufactured to get us hooked and be tasty, the difference is we buy and choose to eat these whereas a dog or cat will just eat what is in front of them, provided for by you.
Of course for our eating habits one chocolate bar now and again never did any harm, similar to how a treat now and again for your pet won’t. If you are training your dog then treats are a must to help encourage them to do a trick, but do make sure they are specifically made for dogs and aren’t just scrap bits of food from your kitchen. Every dog owner should know that ‘human chocolate’ must never be given to a dog as it can make them very ill, so don’t leave it lying around where they could reach it.
It is not just treats that can lead to bad health, you need to choose carefully when opting for dog food and make sure you stick to a set amount. There are different types now for ages, breeds, conditions and more, so you can find a type of food that will be suited to your pooch. There is a wide range of brands from a number of pet stores. If you are unsure of what type to give your dog or you are concerned about their health, do not hesitate to visit your local vet. They will be able to give advice and there will also be helpful leaflets in the room which would give you more information too, start today and make the changes to see your dog become happier and have more energy.