7 Important Ways to Support Your Dog’s Wellness
Dogs are more than our best friends, they're our family! Us dog mom and dads spend so much time with our furry friends - whether that be by taking them on hikes, cuddling up with them, or just playing a good ol' game of fetch. We all want to make sure our dogs stay healthy and happy throughout their lives. So, in order to take these steps, here are seven ways to support your dog's wellness!
1. Feed Them a Healthy Diet
One of the most important ways to keep your dog staying healthy is by, of course, feeding them a healthy diet! Here at Lord Jameson, we're all for an all-natural diet! Our treats are USDA Organic Certified and contain delicious ingredients that you can find at your local farmer's market. When shopping for treats or food, make sure to always check the ingredients. You'll want to shop for foods that are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. All-natural ingredients are the healthiest option for your dog.
2. Give Them Plenty of Exercise
Allowing your dog to get the proper exercise they need is a necessity. It's important for them, just like it is with humans! They need the physical activity and stimulation of playing or running around outside in order maintain a healthy lifestyle as well-being mentally so they stay happy throughout life. You can exercise your dog (and yourself!) by taking them on walks, hikes, bringing them to the dog park, etc. If it's a rainy day and neither of you want to get all soaking wet, then you can always just play fetch with them inside! Throw their toy down the hall or play tug-of-war... There's so much you can do to have fun and to help them stay active.
3. Get Them Groomed
Us humans are regularly taking showers, brushing our teeth, cleaning our nails, brushing our hair, etc... Well, it's important you help your dog to do the same. Keeping your dog well-groomed is essential. Taking them to a groomers is a simple task that you can do to ensure they stay healthy and happy. No dog wants knot-filled, dirty fur... You can either groom them yourself, or just take them to a local groomer.
4. Provide Them with Appropriate Veterinary Care
Taking your dog to the vet is super important. There's only so much that you can personally do to help your dog. A professional vet will be able to give your dog the care they need. They can prescribe medicine when needed and ensure that your furry friend is healthy. They'll also be able to find any health problems that your dog may be suffering with.
5. Bond with Them
We're sure you love to do this already! Bonding with your dog will improve their mental health (and yours, too!) When you bring a dog into your life, it's your responsibility to take care of them. You're their best friend and it's so, so easy to bond with them. It can be as simple as petting them, giving them treats (like our organic ones at Lord Jameson), telling them how much you love them, and giving them toys! By doing all of this, you're bound to keep them happy.
6. Spend Time Training Your Dog
Training your dog can be a difficult task, however, it's how you can keep them safe! When dogs aren't trained, they may run away and it'll be extremely difficult to get them to obey to any action that you ask them to do. If you're unable to train them yourself, you can always hire a professional dog trainer. If you want to take on the task yourself, there are tons of books you can check out and even YouTube tutorials you can watch!
7. Vaccinate Your Dogs At Suitable Intervals
There are certain vaccinations you can get for your dog to help them stay healthy. You want to ensure they have a low chance of contracting diseases and certain conditions. We're not experts when it comes to what vaccines are required / needed for dogs, so make sure to talk to your dog's vet to discuss this further. They'll know what's best for your dog's age, breed, and size!
Conclusion of 7 Important Ways to Support Your Dog’s Wellness
We hope we were able to provide you with some insight on how to support your dog's wellness! By following these tips, you can help keep your dog healthy and happy. Dogs are incredibly loyal, so naturally we want to keep them healthy and pamper them, too (they deserve it!) We naturally want to make sure they have a long, healthy, and happy life. You can be proactive in helping your pup stay happy by giving them many of the same things people need - clean water, healthy food, etc. Another tip is to clean their water bowls frequently. Make sure you're offering high quality dog food with all the nutrients that your dog needs and give them healthy, appropriate portions! You want to avoid overfeeding them (and this includes anything you might consider treats).
If you have questions about whatever it is that you're serving each day for meals or if you want to know more information about how much to serve your dog, then send us a message! We'll do our best to answer your question! Lastly, as a reminder, don't forget to check out our delicious organic dog treats that we offer at Lord Jameson! Your furry friend will be super thankful and their tummy will be even happier! Our healthy dog treats are all-natural and include tasty ingredients like peanut butter, coconuts, sweet potatoes, blueberries, sweet juicy apples, and so much more! Check out our website for more information on our flavors and ingredients! Follow us on Instagram for updates (or should we say pupdates) on what's going on with our healthy treats for dogs!
Thank you so much for reading our blog and we hope you have an amazing rest of your day! Please give your dog some extra loving from us and check out our other blogs!