This post about 5 tips to keep your dog healthy is sponsored by CleverGirls and Royal Canin Dog Food. All the opinions expressed are my own.
You all have met Chloe by now I am sure our 3-year-old Golden Retriever. Our breeder recommended a dog food when she was a puppy, so of course we fed this to her. It seemed to cooperate with her digestive system. Once we moved to the adult formula, her stools were looser and more frequent. Having kids play in the yard became a disaster with loose stools that were hard to completely pick up. I can not count the number of times my kids had to wash their gym shoes after bringing in leftovers from Chloe.
This is when we decided to switch Chloe to the Royal Canin Golden Retriever formula. I am a sucker for the branding for our 4th child but in a few weeks after slowly transitioning her to the new food, her stools became solid and large again. The morsels are larger than her other food so she has started to eat a little more slowly, but this is still something we struggle with. However, dogs are like humans that they need maintenance and special care.
You can tell Chloe enjoys her Royal Canin, we can barely keep her away as we refill her dog food container.
Here are 5 tips to keep your dog healthy and happy.
- Take your dog to the vet yearly for regular visits Hover, when your dog has symptoms of an upset stomach (diarrhea, bad flatulence), it’s important to take him to your veterinarian so they can get to the bottom of their GI issue and prevent any more accidents at home.
- Feed your dog the best food for their breed, like Royal Canin If you dog is having issues in the bathroom department, it may be the food you are giving your dog. Check with your vet and be sure and change the food gradually or it will cause more issues.
- Keep your dog active. Walking or jogging, helps you and the dog, play Fetch game and giving them plenty of toys to occupy themselves when they are left at home.
- Brush their teeth weekly or give them treats specifically to help with their dental health. What would happen to your teeth if you did not brush them for a month?
- Groom them regularly. I am not talking taking them to a groomer, but brushing them frequently. This not only stimulates their skin but it also allows the owner to check for any changes in the dog, including fleas and ticks.