Keeping your dog fit and healthy really is a no-brainer, and yet you’re seeing as many unfit, overweight dogs as you see unfit, obese people. Feeding and your dog’s health and fitness:
The sheer variety and amount of dog food that is available in your local supermarket is quite staggering. Feed canned food, raw, scraps, homemade, road kill? The short and most useful answer is always buy good quality food for your dog. If you’re competent enough to create a nutritious an appetizing daily diet for your dog- then go ahead.
This is how I’ve fed most of my dogs. Whether you choose wet, dry or canned, find one that your dog likes and stay with it. Only increase the recommended amount if your dog is looking on the thin side.
Treats are another food item that’s heavily promoted by the supermarkets; for dogs and for us. Exercise and your dog’s health and fitness.
All dogs whether they’re young or old need exercising. How much exercise a dog needs is dependent on his breeding, his size, and his age. Many owners are led to believe that large dogs need more exercise than small one’s. Every breed of dog was originally bred to do some form of work, ranging from the highly strenuous sled hauling of the Spitz group of dogs, to the agility and intelligence required by a Collie to herd sheep. If you fit the exercise to your dog’s breed type you won’t go far wrong.