Free Cheat Sheet: 7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy
By Rachele Baker, DVM – The companion to my book Dog Health Care: 7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy is now available. “7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy CHEAT SHEET” highlights the important points in each of the seven chapters of my book and provides a quick reference to help guide you in keeping your dog healthy and happy. The topics covered in the Cheat Sheet (and my book) are:
The Best Nutrition For Dogs and Puppies
The food that your dog receives plays an important role in your dog’s health. A good quality diet will provide all the essential nutrients in the proper proportions. Topics covered in “7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy Cheat Sheet” include how to determine if your dog is receiving good quality nutrition, how to determine the appropriate amount of food to feed your dog, and whether you should feed your dog canned or dry dog food.
Dogs that are overweight are at increased risk for many health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. The most effective weight loss plans involve increasing activity as well as feeding fewer calories. Topics covered in the Cheat Sheet include fun exercise options for you to enjoy with your dog whether your dog is overweight or not.
Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Teeth
Keeping your dog’s mouth healthy has beneficial effects on your dog’s overall health as well as dental health. Taking care of your dog’s teeth includes regular professional dental cleaning under general anesthesia and home dental care. Topics covered in “7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy Cheat Sheet” include how to recognize signs of dental disease in your dog and information on home dental care for your dog.
Protecting Your Dog From Fleas and Ticks
A dog that is being bitten by fleas will scratch and chew their skin which can result in hot spots and skin infections. Flea and tick control products for your dog include oral and topical treatments as well as flea and tick collars. The Cheat Sheet discusses how flea and tick bites can affect your dog and the use of flea and tick control products.
Protecting Your Dog From Heartworm Disease
Heartworm disease is a serious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. If you live in an area where there are mosquitoes, then your dog is at risk of contracting heartworm disease. The best way to protect your dog is to make sure that your dog receives a heartworm preventative every month. The Cheat Sheet discusses what can happen if your dog gets infected with heartworms and how to protect your dog or puppy from heartworm disease.
Keeping Your Dog’s Ears Clean
Keeping your dog’s ears clean helps to prevent ear infections. I recommend using high quality dog ear cleaners like Epi-Otic and Douxo Micellar Solution. The Cheat Sheet briefly outlines the steps needed to thoroughly clean your dog’s external ear canals (the part you can see) and, most importantly, the deep ear canals that can only be seen with an otoscope.
The Right Vaccinations For Your Dog
The “core” vaccinations (“shots”) that all dogs should receive are DA2P (Distemper and Parvo) and Rabies. “7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Dog Healthy Cheat Sheet” contains information about when puppies and adult dogs should receive their vaccinations and when those vaccinations should be boostered.
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