Keeping Your Dog Fit

Keeping Your Dog Fit

Feeding your pets the best food possible is the key to keeping them strong and happy. Dogs especially need special nutrients and vitamins to keep their hearts and bodies strong and healthy. Very few people know that feeding whole grains to their dogs can really benefit their long term health. There are also a number of benefits to feeding your dogs certain dairy products. Sometimes human food is simply forbidden to dogs while others can really lengthening their lives and keeping them healthy and strong. Along with plenty of exercise this is a great way to protect your pet and repay him/her for all of the love that he/she gives you daily.

Dairy is good for your dog believe it or not. Feeding your dog certain types of dairy such as yogurt can really help keep your dog’s bones healthy and strong. Yogurt has a lot of potassium which helps to keep your pet’s heart stronger than ever. One thing you need to is to watch out for signs of lactose intolerance. Dairy can be healthy for some pets but others are allergic or have an intolerance to it, just like people do. If you notice that your dog is bloated or showing other signs of tummy troubles, stop giving your dog dairy and consult a veterinarian right away.

Some dogs need a little more special treatment than other types of dogs. If you have a big dog then you know what I am referring to. Great Danes are considered to be the tallest dog breed in the entire world. They range from 100-200 pounds and can get upwards to 34 inches tall. The Great Dane is a very friendly dog and gets along with most other dogs regardless of breed. They are not aggressive, and even though they are big, they make great pets. The Great Dane is known to have some health problems such as dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart diseases.

The English Mastiff is a larger dog as far as mass goes, not as far as height. They are usually about 27-30 inches tall but could weigh as much as 220 pounds or more. This breed of dog rarely barks but is extremely protective of his/her family. They are not typically attack dogs but they will defend their loved ones. The English Mastiff has the tendency to have arthritis and other bone disorders and it is not recommended that they do not run a lot the first two years of their lives.

There are many ways that you can keep your dog healthy and strong. The proper exercise and nutritional intake can make a difference in the long-term health of your dog. You want to keep them around for as long as you can so make sure you feed them healthy and nutritious foods served with lots of love.

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