5 Positive Habits for Beestie's Health + HappinessOct | 11 | 2023
As “man’s best friends”, dogs bring us so much joy and amazing quality of life throughout our companionship. And being a dog parent comes with the great responsibility of taking care of our precious pups the best we can, as it can really help their chances of having a longer lifespan and avoid injuries or diseases. We’ve put together a quick guide with 5 positive habits for dog parents to ensure a long, healthy and happy life with our Beests.
1. FEED THEM WELL
Just like with humans, feeding our pups quality foods can have great benefits. Food affects your dog’s overall health, helping with their digestive system, immunity, skin and coat, mood and energy. There are good and bad foods that can either benefit pup’s health or cause damage and even disease. A high quality diet that is catered to your pup’s conditions can keep them excited for food and free from sickness as they get older. Incorporating good fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals into their daily diet will help make Beest feel healthy and extra special. Do your research, start with small but positive changes, and find what works for your pup and your resources (budget, time or skills). Check out our Healthy Snacks Guide for easy recipes and helpful info to get you started!
2. KEEP ‘EM CLEAN
Cleanliness can impact our pups’ wellbeing if not cared for regularly. Staying on top of their oral hygiene can help curb serious health issues while keeping their skin and coat clean can spare them from discomfort and diseases from parasites like fleas and ticks. Regularly washing pup’s food bowls and toys helps prevent bacteria growth that is harmful for pup and can spread germs around our home. For more tips, head to our 5 Dog Hygiene Tips to keep you informed and on track with your cleaning habits.
3. EXERCISE + TRAIN
Regular exercise and training are crucial for keeping our furry friend healthy and happy. Just like humans, dogs need physical activity to maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity-related issues. Exercise not only helps to burn off excess energy but also stimulates the brain, keeping them mentally sharp and engaged. It doesn’t matter if you have a new puppy or a senior dog, exercise is needed at all ages. Check out our Exercise Guide and our Senior Care Guide to find more exercise tips for your dog and their lifestyle. Training is also essential for developing good behavior and keeping pups mentally active. Practicing basic commands, challenging tricks, or a stimulating puzzle / toy, not only contributes to pup’s wellbeing but also strengthens the bond between you and your canine companion. So, whether it's a brisk walk in the park, a game of fetch, or a fun training session, make sure to maintain an exercise and training routine that fits you and your pup. Head to our Dog Training Guide for some easy training tips you can start implementing.
4. BUILD THE BOND
Our dogs spend their entire lives with us and no dog is the same in personality. Taking the time to truly get to know them and building a strong bond improves the physical and emotional wellbeing for us and our pups. By engaging in activities such as walks in the park, exciting games of fetch,1:1 training sessions, or cuddling together in our downtime, will help you get to know them and nurture a companionship like no other. Bonding with your Beest is an amazingly unique and rewarding experience that will keep you both happy and healthy over time.
5. NEVER STOP LEARNING
The journey towards being a responsible dog owner and keeping our dogs healthy never ends. Dogs thrive with their humans’ loving care and attention and it’s important to never stop educating ourselves on ways to keep our pups happy. Whether it's learning about proper nutrition, new exercise routines, preventive healthcare measures, or even training techniques that are just right for your dog, there is always something new to discover. By staying informed and up-to-date with the research and expert advice, our dogs will live a happy and healthy life for years to come. Remember, knowledge is power, and when it comes to our dog's wellbeing, learning is an ongoing journey that deserves our dedication and commitment. Whether you’re a first time dog owner or have had extensive dog parenting experience, these Dog Parent Tips that no one told us about, are great to know and share with a fellow dog parent.
Maintaining the health and happiness of our beloved Beests is a lifelong commitment. Following positive habits, such as providing a nutritious diet, practicing good hygiene, incorporating regular exercise and training, building a strong bond, and continuously learning about their needs, can guide us in providing the best life to our Beests. For more dog parenting resources, be sure to explore our Wildebeest Guides that cover everything from DIY recipes to training and bonding tips and more. Happy Dog Parenting!
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