If you are thinking about getting a dog or already have a dog, you should know that taking good care of their health takes a lot of work. You should think of your dog as a regular family member that needs tender loving care to thrive in life. There are many things that you can do to keep your dog nice and healthy.
The first and foremost is to make sure that you take your dog for a physical exam at the veterinarian office once a year. This dog lover wearing veterinary scrubs will tell you if your dog needs a change in diet, more exercise, or anything else you might be unaware of. An annual physical is important since dogs age quickly and are unable to tell you if something is wrong. Your dog could very well be sick for weeks and you might not even know about it. Your veterinarian is an expert when it comes to dealing with sick pets. If your dog gets a clean bill of health once a year, you can rest easy knowing that they are feeling as good as ever. Your veterinarian might tell you that nutrition is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Make sure to follow his advice when he tells you how much food, what type of food and how often to feed your dog. Proper nutrition is key to keeping your dogs coat looking sleek and healthy.
Another highly important step in assuring your dogs health is to make sure that your dog receives all of the required vaccinations from your nurse shoes wearing veterinarian at the proper times. It is recommended that puppies between four to twenty weeks of age receive all of the required vaccinations for dogs. Depending on how you feel about vaccinations, you can choose to continue them with your dog as he ages, or simply pass on that shot.
Brushing your dogs teeth can also help his overall health. Dental disease is the most common disease when it comes to dogs. Unfortunately, this is one of the most preventable and treatable of their possible diseases. You can help to reduce your dogs chance of getting this disease by feeding him chew treats and toys. You can even brush your dogs teeth once a day just like you would your own. If you are really feeling extra caring when it comes to your dogs teeth, your veterinarian in print scrub jackets can recommend a special toothpaste made especially for dogs.