PUP WELLNESS TIPS! 

  1. SCHEDULE WELLNESS CHECKUPS 

Once dogs reach adult hood, they should see their vet for a physical check-up at least once a year. The vet will ask about your dog’s behaviour, diet and overall health. In addition to this check-up, owners should regularly scan over their dog, looking for any ailments. Ensure your pup’s coat is shiny and their skin is not red and flaky. Their gums should be pink and their eyes bright. Both their nose and ears should not be weeping. 

  1. GOOD NUTRITION

Our dogs deserve a balanced and nutritious diet. A good diet includes high-quality animal proteins like salmon and chicken. Supplementary animal proteins, healthy grains, omega oils, minerals and vitamins should also be added to your pup’s food. 

  1. AVOID ANXIETY

Separation anxiety is very common in dogs and following lockdown more and more animals are suffering from it as their owners return to work. Ensure your dog is confident on its own by training it to be apart from you. Begin by leaving your dog alone in your house for short periods of time, gradually increasing the time you leave them alone for. 

  1. TRACK THEIR FITNESS

Exercise is essential for both your dog’s mental health and keeping them in good shape. Dogs require 30-60 minutes of exercise a day however, each dog is unique so some may require much longer. It may be worth investing in a FitBark GPS tracker. This tracks your dog’s activity levels, daily goals and sleep patterns.

  1. WATCH THEIR WEIGHT

51% of dogs in the UK are overweight! This can be the result of a whole host of reasons such as, the wrong type of food, treating too much and insufficient exercise. Neutering and illness can also lead to weight gain. Ensure your dog’s food is the correct type for it’s breed, age, health and lifestyle. 

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