5 Ways You’re Shortening Your Dog’s Life

Your dog gain too much weight

an estimated 53 percent of dogs were overweight last year. In addition to that, the association found that 95 percent of the owners of these obese dogs incorrectly identified their pets as being at a normal weight.

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Solution: doctors advise limiting the amount of people food you give to your pup and making sure that you are correctly monitoring his intake of kibble, Also diets to help your dog lose weight should be high in protein and low in carbs.

Skipping annual check ups

Just as annual physical exams are recommended for humans, they are recommended for our pets as well. If your dog is older or has medical problems, he may need even more frequent examinations. A year is a long time in a dog’s life. Assuming our pets will live to their early teens, receiving a yearly exam means they will only have about thirteen exams in a lifetime. That is not very many when you think about it.

Not providing daily exercise

How much exercise does my dog need?

A tired dog is a good dog. No matter the size of the dog, every pup needs a physical outlet to expend extra energy and maintain health and fitness. Regular exercise can improve your dog’s mental health and reduce some behaviors done out of anxiety or boredom. It is important to note that each animal is an individual and you need to modify your program. We must make adjustments for age, injury and be mindful of environmental conditions too, such as extreme weather also Find an activity you and your dog both enjoy and work it into your daily routine

Feeding your dog table scraps

If you just can’t stop feeding your pet table scraps, always remind yourself of these rules:

No junk food.Never feed Fido junk foods such as fries, potato chips, leftover pizza, or candies
Moderation is the key.If you like giving Fido healthy people food, don’t forget to factor his meals into his daily calorie requirement, then, feed your pooch less of his own dog food so he doesn’t gain weight
Watch out for toxic foodstuffs.Avoid foods that have been found to be poisonous to animals. These include raisins, grapes, onions, chocolates, cooked bones
Not socializing your dog

Socializing means teaching your dog to get along with the world. You must introduce him to strangers, children, dogs, cats, and other animals. Socializing your dog is crucial if you want to make sure that your dog is comfortable and well-behaved around other animals and people. You should begin socializing your dog when he is young and continue to socialize him throughout his life to maintain the socialization lessons.

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