Use the Ultimate Guide to Dog Health for Best Pet care

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For a complete guide to the health of your dog, read on. Food, health care and personal supervision play an important part. Regular visit to the pet vet is also vital.

Many Factors Affect the Health of your Pet

Finding everything there is in the ultimate guide to dog health will need perseverance and dedication. We bond to our pets on an emotional level. Their problems exist on a physical level and most of the problems arise from things and other pets in the neighborhood. Sometimes seasonal changes will bring virus or pathogens that could affect the health of the dog.

Balancing the Food Intake

Obviously, health begins with food. The amount and type of food will depend on how active the dog is on regular day. Some like to go for long walks and do not have any excess fat on them. Others like to laze around and barking at the postman is the highlight of his day. The food requirements of an adult dog will be:
a) 10% -15% of the calories consists of proteins
b) At least 5% - 10% of it is fat
c) Carbohydrate content is around 50%
d) The fiber content is 3.5% to 5%
Developing Proper Hygiene
Keeping your dog on a tight leash will help prevent it foraging in the rubbish or picking up pathogens from other dogs. If one maintains this rigorous vigil, one trains them to keep away from undesirables. This training also includes teaching your dog not to beg for food, keeping your dog from jumping on you and stop the howling.

Developing Proper Hygiene

Keeping your dog on a tight leash will help prevent it foraging in the rubbish or picking up pathogens from other dogs. If one maintains this rigorous vigil, one trains them to keep away from undesirables. This training also includes teaching your dog not to beg for food, keeping your dog from jumping on you and stop the howling.

Consult the Veterinarian every month

The ultimate guide to dog health also includes regular visits to the veterinarian for checkups. Since they cannot actually communicate with you, it is pertinent that you find out what is wrong before the problem gets out of hand. The list of the ultimate guide to dog health includes every single organ of your pet. The eyes, ears and teeth can develop complications from infections or through lack of hygiene.

Keep a reference list handy

Making a checklist of the ultimate guide to dog health to serve as a ready reference should help you to keep up with the things on a daily basis.
a) Regular and healthy appetite
b) No changes in sleep patterns
c) Watch out for discharge from eyes
d) Take note if the dog makes sudden uncharacteristic noises
e) Watch out if your pet shows lethargy and excessive sleepiness

About food Supplements

While vitamins will help, excess can lead to problems. The ultimate guide to dog health recommends proper dosage depending on the weight of the dog. Excess of Vitamin A damages blood vessels, causes joint pain and leads to dehydration. Puppies of the larger breed can develop skeletal problems if you give them too much calcium. Too much of Vitamin D will discourage a dog from eating. It also harms bones and muscles.

Fatty acid supplements will give a glossy look to the coat. One can give these in the form of fish oil capsules. Antioxidants such as Vitamin E or Vitamin C helps fight aging and reduces inflammation.

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All photographs in this page are taken from Public Domain of Pixabay and Picdrome. NB: Pictures are only indicative and do not represent the real object. I thank all my followers as also the page moderator for the support they give. I thank my friends who follow my blog. Write for Wikinut and earn — begin today. You can read more articles like this at Best articles on the web, Reviews and Product Description and My Hubpages

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Bachelor, Christian, 53, settled in Madurai, India, like to watch football and tennis on TV. I also have occasional walks but try to read the Bible daily. For amusement, I read the newspaper.

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10th Jun 2014 (#)

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