7 Steps to Help Your Dog Live Longer


1. Sift your dog’s water

Ever thought about what’s in the water your dog drinks? Tap water and various bottled waters are full of impurities that a simple water filter can eliminate. Cysts, chlorine, heavy metals and medicines are just some of the toxins found in water.

These contaminants can disturb your dog’s skin, coat, and total health. Thus always use a stainless steel or glass container for water. Plastic and plastic byproducts can seep into your dog’s water, so better avoid it.

2. Watch what substances you place on your dog

Long life is all about toxic load. The toxic load is the sum of toxins you set in your body and how your body routes those toxins.

Every time you go to put medication or different priming products on or in your dog wonder about what it’s made of. For instance, when you are bathing your pup, make sure that your shampoo is a natural, plant-built soap, free of sulfites and heavy elements.

3. Give an all-natural diet

Diet is the secret to a healthy and long life. What you place is what you get. For a beginner, shun ingredients like soy, sugar beets, by-products, corn, wheat, and general animal fats such as poultry fat.

If you decide to feed your dog with a 100% raw diet, make sure to study the proper methods for doing so.

4. Your dog’s diet should have enzymes and probiotics

Enzymes are vital to good digestion. If your dog’s eating a dry or preserved dog food, it is important to add a digestive enzyme to their regimen. In addition, enzymes aren’t found in commercial dog foods since the cooking and extruding procedure rescinds them.

Your dog’s stomach is made to digest raw foods that are ample in a variety of digestive enzymes. Therefore probiotics are a brilliant way to balance your dog’s abdominal bacteria levels.

5. Refrain from antibiotics

Gut strength is a key factor for a healthy pup. Antibiotics are the antagonist of happy gut bacteria. Every year at least 125 million dogs and cats take 1 round of antibiotics.

A lot of these animals may need them, but a lot doesn’t. Antibiotics are imposing medicines and have a place in every veterinary medication. However, a lot of scientists would say that antibiotics should only be given when needed.

6. Avoid unnecessary treatments

Flea and tick treatments like Frontline and Advantix are controversial. Hence, you might want to check with your vet to see if you can avoid giving them. The substances found in these prescriptions get into your dog’s bloodstream and can cause hostile reactions like allergies, skin issues, seizures, and may even lead to death.

There are countless natural preemptive methods for maintaining your dog and the environment pest-free. I encourage you to explore natural options instead of resorting to strong chemicals.

7. Make sure your dog is happy

Foods aside, make sure that your dog is mentally happy. Remember that no matter how healthy on the outside your dog is, if he’s not in an environment where he’s happy, it doesn’t really count.

Make sure your dog gets enough love and attention. If you want to check for signs if your dog is happy, feel free to browse our blog post for the most common depression symptoms in dogs.

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