Your dog might not be able to tell you it's happy, but it can show you through its body language like a wagging tail, or quick movements when they're excited to see you (or other dogs) when you come home and want to show it!
When the needs of your four-legged friend are met, you'll know that your dog is living a fulfilled and joyful life.
Not sure how to get there? Read on...
Top Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy
Play! Dogs, love to play. Set aside time each day to play with your dog. In addition to the bond, you will create with your four-legged friend, play also provides an outlet for your dog's energy.
Exercise! Dogs need daily exercise, walk your dog daily, and you will both feel better for a regular walk. Make adjustments for age, and be mindful of environmental conditions too, such as extreme weather.
Water! Dogs need fresh clean water, all day - every day. Over the summer months, after a long walk, homemade frozen dog treats are sure to hit the spot. Chicken or beef broth are easy homemade dog treats, that are low in sodium.
Chew Toys! Dogs have a physiological need to chew. Especially puppies. Providing them with safe chew toys will help them satisfy this urge while saving your shoes! Be sure to get rid of any toys that are falling apart.
Happy! A happy dog is one who gets lots of belly rubs and ear scratches. When your dog associates with different people it has become well-socialized. Always be gentle, even when he does a no-no. No hitting allowed!
Health! Healthy dogs are happy dogs, and regular visits to the vet are important.
Treat your dog for fleas; speak to your vet about the best method for your breed of dog. Bath using a gentle shampoo that soothes his skin and fur.
Final note, studies show that dogs taking omega-3 can benefit from longer lives and improved cardiovascular health. Don’t forget to include a high-quality Omega supplement into your dog’s health regime for a glowing coat and healthy joints.