When it comes to our furry friends, we want nothing but the best for them. Ensuring that our pups stay in good health is essential for their well-being and longevity. From head to tail, there are a few basic steps you can take to make sure your pup remains healthy and happy. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can keep your pup pawsitively healthy from head to tail!

Head Care:

One of the most important things you can do for your pup is make sure to get regular check-ups with the vet. The vet will check your dog’s teeth, nose, ears and eyes for any signs of trouble or infection.

Watching for signs that your dog may need a trip to the vet is a proactive way to ensure they stay healthy.  For instance, bad breath could indicate teeth issues, redness, swelling or discharge coming from their ears, could indicate an infection, and it’s best to take them to the vet right away. Additionally, keeping up with regular vaccinations is key in helping ensure that your dog remains healthy.

Body Care:

Exercise

Just like humans, exercise is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our furry friends as well. Exercise helps reduce stress levels, encourages bonding time between pet and owner and gives our pups an outlet for pent up energy—which means fewer destructive behaviors at home! Make sure you set aside plenty of time each day (at least 30 minutes) for walks around the neighborhood or trips to the local park so your pup can stretch their legs and explore the world around them safely. You can also look into more fun activities like agility classes or playing fetch with Snugarooz Knot Your Ball . Just make sure they get enough rest in between exercise sessions so they don’t overdo it!

Coat Care

Grooming is an integral part of keeping your pet’s hygiene in tip-top shape – which means regular baths, brushing, and nail trimming. Not only does this help keep their coats clean and shiny, but it also helps prevent any skin infections or parasites from taking hold in their fur. ARI Probiotic Shampoo and Conditioners have great solutions for bath time! Regular grooming is also important because it allows you to check for any lumps or bumps that could be signs of something more serious such as cancer or other diseases. Regular brushing helps remove excess dirt, dander, and hair while distributing natural oils throughout the coat. Add Health Extension Skin + Coat to your pups diet to decrease shedding, flaky skin, and rough dry coat. How often you need to brush your dog depends on the breed and length of fur, as short-haired dogs may only require brushing once a week while long-haired breeds need daily brushing sessions. Brushing also provides an opportunity for you to inspect your pup’s skin for any lumps or bumps that may indicate health issues that need attention.

Eating Right

Just like humans, dogs have specific nutritional needs that help keep them healthy and energetic. It’s important to feed your dog a nutritious diet like Health Extension Pet Food. For additional support, Health Extension Supplements are a great way to ensure your dog gets all the necessary vitamins and minerals to kept them healthy and happy. Holistic and healthy, Health Extension provides your four-legged friend complete and balanced nutrition throughout their lifetime.  Plus, they have many options from Grain Inclusive, to Grain Free, Dry Food and Wet Food options too!  Your pup will love the taste and why not add some delicious Health Extension Treats to the mix. Additionally, make sure they always have access to clean water throughout the day!

Tail & Nail Care:

Your pup’s nails need to be trimmed regularly; if they get too long, they could cause discomfort when walking which can lead to sores or infections down the road. Also, make sure their tail isn't dragging on the ground; this could lead to irritation or even skin problems if not taken care of properly. At least once a month, give them a thorough check-up from head-to-tail just to make sure everything is running smoothly (and yes — even tails count!).  

Taking loving care of your dog's health is key for having many happy years together! With some simple steps like checking them from head to tail, providing plenty of exercise opportunities, making sure nails are trimmed regularly, and providing checkups with the vet you can give your fur baby the pawsitively perfect health from head to tail and loving care that they deserve! Your pup will thank you (with lots of cuddles)!

January 10, 2023 — Tamara Slaughter-Cerven