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Having a pet is like having kids, that’s what my parents always told me. You have to take care of them, feed, take them to the vet, make sure they have what they need and they need constant attention. Which is pretty much like having a kid with the exception of taking them to the vet you actually take them to doctors lol. Hazel isn’t my first dog. She’s actually my second dog but my oldest dog lives with my parents since he doesn’t do well in apartments. Thankfully that’s not the problem with the Hazel. Today I’m going to talk to you about 4 ways you can start a healthy lifestyle for your dog.
When we took in Hazel we knew how small she was and that she wasn’t getting any bigger. Hazel considered to be a “toy dog”, she is only 4lbs. I’ve been told about smaller breeds, they tend to have more health issues but there are ways to ensure they don’t have that many health issues.
Starting a Healthy Lifestyle for Your Dog with these easy 4 tips
You’d be surprised but some dogs don’t go out for enough walks during the day. We like to make sure that Hazel goes out at least 2-3x a day. She’s got small legs but she loves it. This doesn’t mean just putting your dog outside in the backyard, this means, taking them around the block or even jogging with them. Walks provide exercise for them and mental stimulation. They should walk for at least 15 mins/2x a day.
Brushing Their Teeth
I have to be honest about this. My other dog has had so many health issues because he hated to get his teeth cleaned. Now he’s got a few teeth taken out because of it. With Hazel, we are making sure that doesn’t happen. Dog stores have so many options to ease your dog’s anxiety of getting their teeth cleaned and if you have the pet discounted plans that some vets offer, some of the plans offer teeth cleaning too.
Routine Vet Visits
Like I stated earlier, having a pet is like having a kid. You have to make sure that they get their routine visits to the vet. Vets can tell you if your dog is healthy, needs any important vaccinations and let you know what lifestyle changes need to be done.
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