Dog Health Issues – You are in Charge of Your Dog’s Health

Dog Health Issues – When we purchase a dog or cat, we are taking on a very important responsibility.  If it was up to your dog, it would probably eat several bowls of food every day.  It would love to get into a bag of treats and consume every one of them.  Your dog is probably very happy to lie down and sleep most of the day.

If your dog gets sick, it doesn’t know what is wrong or how to tell you it is sick.

Your dog is completely dependent on you. 

You must take the responsibility of feeding your dog very healthy dog food.  You must make sure that your dog is fed the right amount of food.  There are far too many obese dogs and cats in this world.  This isn’t the pet’s fault.  This is the owner’s fault.  You are completely responsible for your dog’s nutrition.

Your dog must get adequate exercise every day.  I don’t care how big or small the dog is.  They all need exercise.

When you come home from work, you may want to plop down on the couch as soon as you can and do nothing the rest of the night.

But your dog needs exercise.  Just letting him go outside for a few minutes is not the exercise I am talking about here.  You must go out and play fetch with him.  Or you need to take a walk with him.  Your dog needs to exercise his legs and get a cardio workout.

You need to be aware if your dog is not feeling well.  Many times a dog being sick only lasts a short time.  But if he doesn’t improve fairly soon, you need to find out what is wrong with him.  This may mean taking him to the vet.

I recently read an article entitled, “How to Ensure Better Dog Health.”  The author touches on some of the points I have made in this post.

Here is a quote of some of this article.


If you have a dog as your pet then it is important for you to be informed about issues surrounding dog health. All pet owners know how important the well-being of their pets is to maintain proper health. It becomes an important part when you have invested your emotions, energy, love and money in your pet. So much so that it has become an important part of your life. In fact, if you are planning to get a dog, then it is essential you get yourself acquainted with various dog health issues.

Dogs are living beings like humans. In that respect they are similar to humans in many ways. They suffer from numerous illnesses just as people do. However, there are many dog health information websites and manuals you can use to educate yourself to take care of your dog. Some dogs also suffer from cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems complications and diseases. There is no way to completely prevent diseases from reaching your pet. But it is possible to know how to diagnose when your dog is ill and help cure it back to good dog health.

The entire article can be found here.

I encourage you to read the entire article.  I know that I am preaching to the choir here.  All of us are pet lovers and want only the best for our beloved pets.

If you have any comments or questions about what I said in my post, please let me know.  Thank you for taking such great care of your pets.

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