Top three tips for dog health and wellness in 2020

There are few things in life that are more fun and rewarding than bringing a dog into your family. Your dog will offer your family years of love and loyalty — as long as you provide him or her with food, shelter, responsible care, and love in return.

Here’s our top three tips for pet health and wellness in 2020:

#1: Exercise Regularly.
One of the most popular human resolutions applies to pets, too. While all pets need exercise, it’s important to consider age, breed and current health when determining the extent. Most dogs typically need at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day, whether it’s walking, running or playing fetch.

A recent Poll, shows how much dog owners are typically walking per day. The poll found dog owners walk an average of 13.5 blocks per day.

#2: Groom Your Pet.
“Regular grooming is important for every dog, regardless of size, age and coat type, because it helps prevent common problems such as excessive shedding, skin and paw irritation, painful hair mats and overly long toenails.

Ideally, dogs should be professionally groomed every four to six weeks. It’s important for pet owners to share any pre-existing health conditions or concerns with stylists ahead of time so the service can be customized to their pet’s needs, temperament and health.

#3: Choose the Right Food.
There is no doubt that eating nutritious food is another popular 2020 goal – and that goes for pets, too.

Knowing what’s in your pet’s food can help you better understand the type of nutrition your dog or cat is or isn’t consuming.

Start by reading the ingredients on the food label, paying special attention to the first three ingredients, which make up the majority of the food.

While each animal has its own unique nutritional needs, every pet needs to consume an adequate amount of protein.

Always consult with your veterinarian to choose the most appropriate diet for your pet’s needs.