Bully sticks and keeping your dog healthy

Updated: June 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm, Author: admin

Dog on chair

Dog on chair

Late night emergency visits to the vet can be traumatizing and expensive. Although some emergencies cannot be predicted, there are others, especially when it comes to your pet’s health, that can be prevented with proactive measures. This means making sure your dog is eating a healthy diet, as well as scheduling and maintaining regular check-ups and exercising regularly. Taking these simple steps to keep your dog healthy, keeps the vet away, and improves the quality of life for you and your pet.
A good portion of your dog’s health depends on dental health. Bad oral hygiene can lead to cavities, tooth decay and loss, and can sometimes mean an indescribable amount of pain for your dog. A bully stick might just be the tool that keeps your pet from a trip to the vet.
Dogs already love to chew. Puppies even more so. It’s a natural instinct that if not addressed can quickly become inappropriate, and seriously, dogs have a knack for finding the most expensive pair of shows in your closet. Before you lose a few pairs of shoes to your dog, direct that behavior to appropriate toys and a bully stick. Use this as an opportunity to get your dog used to you brushing their teeth regularly, and don’t forget the occasional game of tug-of-war. It helps with flossing, and gets you both moving.
Remember, your furry companion is depending on you for shelter, love and safety, and no one knows your pet better than you. Make it a point to check your pet for any changes in behavior and health, and visit the vet when in doubt. In the meantime however, surround your pet and companion with the best essentials so that they can be happy, healthy, and in the best shape.

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