Ways to enhance your dog’s quality of life

Dogs enhance our lives every day; we need to make sure that we’re enhancing their lives by taking their healthcare seriously. We’ve compiled six tips to help keep your dog’s quality of life the best it can be so that they’re always feeling healthy and happy.

Regularly Check Their Paws

Your pup’s paws are the footprint of a healthy dog. While paws are tough, they require frequent health checks to make sure everything remains healthy. As we move into the winter months, extra caution has to be taken in the cold weather.

In the winter, avoid salt and ice wherever you can. Buy dog booties and be sure to rinse your dogs’ paws immediately after your walk to get rid of the salt, built-up ice, and toxins that they’ve collected along the way. If you don’t have easy access to a warm water source before entering your home or vehicle, use K9 Clean’s Portable Dog Shower. Just fill it up with warm water and hang it by your back door or on your car for convenience.

Portable Dog Shower

Portable Dog Shower

Keep Their Digestive Tract Healthy

To keep your dog’s digestive tract as healthy as possible, be sure to feed your dog quality food that lists whole meat as the first ingredient. Your dog’s teeth are sharp because they’re meant to have a meat-based diet.

For optimal health, consider a raw food diet. There are so many dry, processed dog foods that have added fillers that contain untrustworthy byproducts, corn, soy, and other preservatives. If you’re interested in learning more, watch “Pet-Fooled” to open your eyes to the pet food industry.

Maintaining Skin and Coat

By feeding your dog a healthy diet, you don’t just keep their digestion healthy; your dog’s coat will be shiny, especially if you supplement with fatty acids and antioxidants. Use all-natural grooming products like the K9 Clean Zero Waste Dog Shampoo Bars that have natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin, while keeping your dog’s coat soft and healthy.

Stay on top of Oral Health

Dogs’ mouth and tooth health can impact easy impact their quality of life. Make sure to brush your dog’s teeth regularly to keep their teeth and gums clean. Feeding your dog a raw bone helps with tartar maintenance.

Anal Health

Even healthy dogs can have issues with their anal glands. Eating a proper, nutritious diet helps; add pumpkin to their meals for increased fiber. Your dog’s poop should be solid, not hard or runny. Speaking of poop, be sure to try our plastic-free Eco Poop Scoop Bags. These bags are unique, due to their built-in scooping system that ensures you never have to feel that squishy feeling. The best part? They’re made entirely of recycled paper; read more about the dangers of plastic bags here.

Regular Exercise

Be sure to walk your dog for at least an hour a day. Your dogs need mental stimulation, socialization, and love to be outdoors. Nothing gets their tails wagging harder than when you grab their leash to go for a walk?

What are some of the ways that you like to keep your dog happy and healthy and improve your dog’s quality of life? We would love to hear from you! Contact us at info@k9clean.com or, to learn more about our Earth-Friendly dog products, visit our store at https://k9clean.com

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