From dental hygiene and dealing with colds to good grooming and visiting the vet, you can read all about taking care of a dog’s health here.
Apart from following dog care tips, having a proper feeding routine is crucial to maintain your pet’s overall health. The nutritional requirement of a dog differs based on its size, breed, and age. Your dog needs to be fed a combination of different types of foods for a complete and balanced diet. Now, what makes for a complete and balanced diet for a dog? Packaged dog food from Pedigree is designed to cater to these nutritional needs. You can also check out how to properly provide your best friend with a complete and balance meal with this dog food feeding guide.
Following a dog care routine is important to nourish your dog and ensure they lead a healthy and happy life. This routine should include high-quality dog food, routine medical check-ups, dental hygiene, and grooming for healthy skin and coat.
Here are a few basic tips on how to take care of a dog:
Check weight: Check your dog’s weight regularly (at least once per month) to see if your dog is slightly overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight.
Check fur: Inspect the fur for fleas, black flakes, or specks to maintain healthy coat and skin.
Examine eyes: Gently pull down the lower eyelid to check for a pink colour. The whites of the eye should be glossy white with no redness. For their ears, it should be clean in a pink colour, free of debris and strong odour.
Check teeth: Open the dog's mouth to inspect all his teeth. Beware of tartar build-up; this should be removed by a veterinarian and chew snacks like Pedigree® DentaStix® to maintain oral hygiene. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly is also a great way to keep its gums and teeth healthy.
Feel for bumps on skin: Check for unusual lumps and bumps on your dog’s body. Do not forget to inspect its claws and footpads for cuts or cracks. Report any unusual symptoms to a veterinarian.
Like humans, dogs also need quality food for their overall development. Moreover, they also need water, good care, safe environment, etc. As a dog parent, you must also help them explore the world and socialize, especially bonding and interaction with dog parents. To put it simply, dogs need more than just food, water, and hygiene. They also need a healthy lifestyle full of social interactions, love, and security to live a happy life.
To make your dog happy, you can take it out for a walk to explore the world and play. Also, feeding them a delicious treat like Pedigree® Tasty Bites will take their happiness to new heights!
Here’s how you can take care of a dog: