Owning a dog is making a commitment to heartbreak, as they live shorter lives.
If you don’t want to think about the heartbreak of losing your beloved dog too early, follow these 5 easy steps and actively prolong your dog’s life.
Don’t overfeed your dog – keep a healthy weight
Obesity is not only a growing problem among humans, but also among dogs. Dog obesity is one of the most common problems for household pets worldwide. So, what is the cause? Large portion sizes, table scraps, or too many treats. Many diseases are also linked to obesity – diabetes, cancer, liver and kidney dysfunction, thyroid disease, or breathing and walking difficulties. All of these are easily treatable when caught early.
Be active enough together
Adequate exercise is really important, no matter what breed you have, but it is frequently overlooked. Dogs, like humans, have minimum daily exercise requirements for strengthening their cardiovascular systems and maintaining good health. If they are not active enough, they are likely to suffer both mentally and physically.
Dogs should visit a veterinarian at least once per year. During the visit, they will receive preventive vaccinations and medications. Although fleas, heartworm, ticks, and other parasites are all entirely preventable, they still can cause life-threatening diseases. Veterinarians can also spot anomalies before they become more serious problems. Preventive care is also about domestic care, and giving dogs proper dental care is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease in pets. That’s why you should brush your dog’s teeth twice a week.
Don’t overlook symptoms
Dogs have been living with humans for more than 10,000 years. That’s a long time, so we should be able to understand them without words. However, as we’ve already mentioned, the sad fact is that one common reason for premature death in dogs is neglected symptoms. If you can spot the symptoms and act, your dog will live longer.
Keep track of your dog’s health
If you want your dog to live a long and happy life, it’s important to keep track of their health. It’s necessary
to monitor all aspects of your buddy’s life – food and water intake, sleeping habits, daily activity and rest, etc. That’s the only way you can prevent health problems and bad habits at an early stage. Also, you should keep their medical records in one place so you can check anytime if everything is all right, or easily share them with your vet.
Even the most well-meaning dog owners may be unintentionally doing things that can shorten a dog’s life. If you want to keep track of your dog’s health and prolong your dog’s life, there is a smart solution for you – the Actijoy solution. The Actijoy solution consists of three interconnected devices to track activity, nutrition, and changes in a dog’s behavior in one step with the Health & Activity Tracker, the WiFi Food & Water Bowls, and the Actijoy App.