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Love Your Pup? Know The Pet Care Essentials & Feed Only Natural Dog Food!

Do you wish to do something for your dog in return for the loyalty and unconditional love it gives you? Are you on the lookout for tips to take good care of your pet? Wondering how to raise a healthy and happy pup? Fret not. You’ve come to the right place!

It goes without saying that there are only a few things in life which are more amusing and pleasing than bringing a puppy into your family. Dogs are known to offer a lifetime of friendship, unconditional love and faithfulness. In return, all they need are the basic care essentials such as shelter, complete natural dog food, veterinary check-up and companionship. Since they can even suffer from loneliness, stress, heatstroke when left unattended, it’s important that you take adequate pet care!

Here are a few tips to keep your furry friend happy and healthy for a lifetime!

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Tips To Take Care Of Your Pet With The Best Natural Dog Food And Other Essentials

  1. Train Your Pet

You and your pet speak in different language. Opt for humane and interactive training to give your dog a better understanding and greater freedom of your world. Since it is who will have to communicate the most with him, try to train your pet yourself. You may even consider getting help from a professional humane dog trainer. 

  1. Take Your Pet To A Vet

No matter whether your pet has any signs of injury and illness or not, you should consider taking your dog for regular check-ups. Experienced vets can advise you on the best raw dog food in the UK and even guide you about other vital measures to take good pet care. Neutering a male dog makes it less likely to fight and even prevents testicular cancer. Spraying female dogs can help you in eliminating the risk of mammary cancer and uterine cancer. 

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  1. Establish A Walking Schedule

You should take out your puppies at least once in every two hours and guide them to a spot where they can relieve themselves. You may even take it for a walk within half an hour after drinking or eating. Adult dogs should be taken out at least four to five times a day. You should allow it to linger and smell fire hydrants. In case you do not have the time take out your pet for regular walks, consider enlisting the help of a professional dog-walker. 

  1. Feed Him A Balanced Diet

Feeding commercial pet food can jeopardise the health of your dog and thus you should consider providing a nutritionally-balanced diet. Factory-produced food can cause more harm than good and thus you should only choose the best raw dog food brand for your pet. By feeding premium-quality and holistic natural food to your dog, you can even enhance the health of your pet. Ensure that you choose a reputed brand which works with certified vets to produce wholesome pet food.

So what are you still waiting for? It’s time to bring home the best raw dog food for your canine!

Too fat, too thin or just right?

It is very important to keep your dog at their ideal weight for their breed, type and age and to do this you must weigh your dog regularly. Keep a record of their weight so that you can quickly adjust their feed and exercise regime to account for any weight gain or loss that may occur over the course of their life. 

We are currently experiencing an epidemic of overweight dogs. Did you know that in a PDSA report in 2014 it was estimated that 1 in 3 dogs in the U.K. are overweight? This can have a multitude of effects on your dogs' health from lethargy, poor breathing, hip or elbow dysplasia, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Ultimately, as with humans, if your dog maintains a healthy weight they will live a happier, healthier, longer life. 

Here are some tips for checking your dogs weight, remember to look and feel your dog regularly to check their condition:

  • Can you feel their ribs if you run your hands down their sides?
  • Can you see your dogs ribs as they turn their body?
  • Has your dog got a visible waist behind their ribs?
  •  Does your dog have a moderate covering of fat?
  • Can you see your dogs abdominal tuck when you look at them from the side?
  • Does your dog have excess fatty deposits at the tail, thorax or over their back? If they do they are too fat.
  • Is your dogs spine prominent? If you can your dog is too thin.

Don't forget, with all of these points it is important to take into account breed types, for example a greyhound's ideal body weight and shape is very different from that of a bulldog. 

When feeding your dog you should feed them according to their ideal body weight. For example if you have a dog that weights 22kg but their ideal weight is 20kg then feed them the correct amount of food for a 20kg dog and this should help them to loose weight, you should also feed them at the lower end of the recommended range of weight of food to encourage weight loss.

Obviously it may be necessary to adjust the amount up or down according to your dogs level of activity, breed, age, type and whether they are neutered or not; all of these have an effect on your dogs predisposition to weight gain or weight loss. For example if you have a working gun dog you may need to feed your dog a slightly increased amount during the picking up season when they are burning more calories. Don't forget, we have a handy food calculator on this website (http://benyfitnatural.co.uk/pages/online-food-calculator) that will tell you how much Benyfit Natural to feed your adult dog. 

The dog pictured below, Barley, is moderately overweight, you can see she does not have a visible waist and has too much fat covering her back, her shoulders and her neck. 

 

Barley has been on a diet since starting on Benyfit Natural and you can see from the picture below that she is developing a waist and more of an abdominal tuck. She is getting closer to her ideal weight now and is happier and more active now she is lighter. 

Below are two pictures of a Labrador, Sailor, in the first picture he is underweight and in the second picture he is at his ideal weight, he was fed on Benyfit Natural to gain weight and you can also see significant improvements in his coat. As he is a working dog you can see he has a good amount of lean muscle over his loins in the second picture. 

 

As ever, if you have any questions about how to maintain your dogs ideal weight with Benyfit Natural you can always drop us an email or give us a call; we are happy to help. 

 

 

 

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