If you’re lucky enough to be the owner of a dog, follow these tips to help keep your poochy happy and healthy.
Dogs love exercise. It keeps them stimulated and in shape, it makes their brains sharper, and it even makes them behave better! So walk your dog around the block, play fetch or tug-of-war, or just run around your backyard together. Anything that gets it moving is good — and good for you!
Like humans, dogs need to follow a well-balanced diet — with the right amount of proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and fats — to stay healthy. Top-quality dry food, which can be mixed with water or canned food, is best for dogs that are more than one year old, providing them with the protein they need for strong bones and muscles. Also, dogs like routines, so feed Fido at the same time everyday. (Most dogs over one year old need just one or two meals a day.)