Tuesday, June 25, 2024
General pet careGeneral Pet HealthHealthy Dogs

How Can You Be a Good Pet Owner?

At Pet Naturals, being a good pet owner is a way of life for us and we know that you feel the same way. Our fur kids are beloved family members and deserve to be treated that way!

Nothing beats the unconditional love and affection that we get from our pets. In fact, it’s clinically proven that owning a pet has actual health benefits for us. A study in Scientific Reports links dog ownership to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Pets improve our lives in so many ways and it’s our responsibility to do the same for them!

Since September 19th is “Responsible Dog Ownership Day,”  we thought it’d be a good opportunity to brush up on few tips to keep your fur-ever friend healthy and happy for years to come!

1.Spay or Neuter Your Dog

Sterilization can extend your pet’s life, and help avoid health and behavior problems, according to the AVMA. With millions of animals in shelters, spaying or neutering also helps prevent the overpopulation of pets. Doing your part makes you a responsible pet owner!

2. Schedule an Annual Vet Visit

Wellness visits are an essential piece of the pet care puzzle. You can help maintain your dog’s health by scheduling an annual check-up with a trusted veterinarian. Even if your pup appears to be in excellent health, it’s still important to have an expertly trained eye evaluate your pet from head to paw.

3. Feed Your Pup a Nutritious Diet

A well-rounded, nutritious diet is a key part of your dog’s health and happiness. There are more choices than ever when it comes to selecting food and treats for your fur ball. While there are countless resources online, it’s always a good idea to consult your vet about the best food for your pet’s dietary needs. Our Superfood Treats are a healthy alternative to meaty, high-calorie treats.

4. Get Regular Exercise

Daily exercise and ample playtime is necessary for your pet’s physical well-being! Take your doggo out for a daily walk or a game of fetch to support weight management, digestive health and overall wellness. As an added bonus, a tired dog is less likely to engage in destructive behavior like scratching furniture or begging for food!

5. Try Supplements for Overall Health 

Pet Naturals’ products can help your four-legged friend feel their best every day! Calming chews can help your pet relax during times of stress while Hip+Joint keeps your pup moving comfortably! From behavioral to digestive health, you can find a supplement that’s right for your best buddy!