Spoil Your Dog Day is August 10th. If we were to poll our canine patients on how they’d like to spend the day, we have a pretty good idea what they’d say. (Spoiler alert: there would be a lot of bacon involved.) While we love seeing our furry friends pampered, we also like seeing them healthy. Read on as a local Greater Cincinnati vet lists some great ways to get that tail wagging.
Treats aren’t a bad thing. In fact, they’re quite beneficial. A yummy snack is a great training aid. It’s also a wonderful way to brighten up Fido’s day, and make him feel loved. However, handing Fido fatty treats whenever he gives you that sad-puppy stare is not the best way to go about this. Limit snacks to about 5 percent of your pet’s daily caloric intake. Also, choose healthy options, like plain, cooked meat, fish, or chicken, without the skin, bones, or fat.
Dogs are very loyal, and they often strive to please their masters. Many of them also enjoy learning new things. Take a few minutes a day to train your canine pal. This is a win-win. You’ll have a happier, better behaved pet, and Fido will get to bask in the glow of being a good boy. Remember to reward your pooch for doing well! Snacks are great, but praise and attention also help get the point across.
Playing is very important for your furry pal’s health, both physically and mentally. It’s a fun doggy workout, and also provides beneficial mental stimulation. Plus, it’s a great way for Fido to spend time with his favorite person: you. Get into the habit of playing with your pup every day. You may be surprised at how much this strengthens the bond between you!
Our canine companions aren’t particularly picky. However, dog foods are definitely not all created equal. Offer Fido the best brand you can afford. Your pooch may also benefit from specific supplements. Ask your vet for specific requests.
The best way to keep Fido’s tail going is really to just pay lots of attention to him. Spend time with your dog every day! Your furry bff wants nothing more than to be near you.
Please contact us, your Greater Cincinnati vet clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!