Providing a Nutritious Diet for your Dog
A healthy and well-balanced doggy diet is a key factor in ensuring your dog is healthy. By providing a nutritious diet, you improve your dog’s chances of living a long, healthy, and happy life. Before introducing a new diet, it’s best to speak with your veterinarian so they can provide specific guidance based on your dog’s medical history. In general, consider the following tips when providing a nutritious diet for your dog:
- Read the labels: Not all dog foods that are marketed as healthy for dogs are actually healthy. By relying solely on marketing and advertising, you place your dog at the risk of potentially eating unhealthy food that doesn’t provide them all the nutrients they need. This can provide major problems in the long-term in regards to their health. One way to avoid this problem is to read the label and do a quick internet search on whether those ingredients are good or bad for dogs. Check with your veterinarian as well for additional guidance and support. Your vet will be able to guide you in the right direction when it comes to the best nutritious dog foods for your pup.
- Give your dog fresh vegetables and fruits: Some of the best and most nutritious foods are provided directly by nature. Take advantage of that! Vegetables such as brussels sprouts, carrots, celery, and green beans are packed with vitamins that are essential for your pup. Fruits such as blueberries, bananas, and apples also have great nutritional value and are good supplements for your dog’s diet. However, not all fruits and vegetables humans enjoy are safe to share with our furry friends. Make sure you read up on which foods are okay for dogs before giving them fruits & veggies!
- Give your dog coconut oil: Coconut oil has some amazing properties. It can help manage your dog’s weight and is a great source of energy.
- Avoid overfeeding your dog: Your dog may not know when it’s time to stop eating. Even if they just ate, chances are, if you are eating something delicious, your pup will want some too. However, it’s important to know how much your dog has already eaten throughout the day and to avoid overfeeding your dog. Giving your dog too much to eat can cause bloating, issues going to the bathroom, lethargy, and more. When it comes to treats, strike a balance between healthy treats and the tasty ones that may be higher in calories. When in doubt, consult with your veterinarian.
The Animal Tender Pet Resort
Your pet is a beloved member of your family, and here at The Animal Tender Pet Resort, we treat them just like they’re a member of our own family. Whether your four-legged pal is here to enjoy doggy daycare, a quick bath, or a week-long vacation, you can trust that your pet is in excellent hands with our team. If you’re in the Southern Utah or Salt Lake City area, contact us and schedule an appointment.
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