5 Tips to Keep your Dog Healthy and Happy

5 Tips to Keep your Dog Healthy and Happy

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. 

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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. 

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.


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What other tips do you have for keeping your Dog Healthy?


  1. Thanks for sharing this! My Scottish Terrier is starting to get a bit old, and I want to make sure she stays healthy. I’ll definitely make sure her food is compatible with her. I’ll also make sure she has regular visits with the vet!

  2. Awwww — your dog is so cute! I am hoping to get a dog soon, and am bookmarking this post. Great tips!

  3. These are great tips for keeping my dogs healthy. I followed all of your suggested tips and both of my dogs are in great health. The healthier the dog, the longer you have them.

  4. Thanks for the great tips, I am always wanting to make sure I do what is best for my dog.

  5. I enjoyed reading the tips. And I really enjoyed the pictures a lot, seems like such a good looking-sweet dog! I love dogs!

  6. Since we’ve recently added a dog to our family this post has been very helpful.

  7. Good tip to feed your do the best food that’s a god fit for their breed. Some breeds need some extra nutrients and know this will keep the pet healthy and happy.

  8. What a sweet pup. We make our own homemade dog food and treats so we know its healthy

  9. These are great tips.It is so important to keep the pups healhty.

  10. Justas we are cafeful about what we feed ourselves, we must be careful of the food we feed our pets.

  11. We have been looking for a better food for our puppies, maybe we need to try this. I know I need to get them used to getting their teeth brushed.

  12. Great photos! Love the last one! We don’t have any pets, but I have heard from my friends that their dogs like Royal Canin too.

  13. Your dog is beautiful! These are all great tips for keeping our fur babies healthy!

  14. My pooch only eats Royal Canin. He’s always been healthy.

  15. We always make sure to take our dog to the vet for regular visits. My advice is to always make sure to give them plenty of love.

  16. Great tips for pet lovers for sure. We don’t own a dog. Pet ownership is a huge responsibility. We talk about it every once in a while, but we just don’t have the time.

  17. Sweet pup you have. I’m glad she liked the food. I hesitate at feeding our dog different foods – the dog is so picky!

  18. Your Chloe is a real beauty! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Royal Canin dog food before, but I have a feeling my beagle mix Socks would love it. I’m so glad it made a difference for your girl and her tummy troubles.

  19. Your dog is adorable. Very good tips.

  20. This is the first I have heard of this brand, but I would love to try it with my dog!

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