We all know that a dog’s life on average is shorter than a human’s life. That is one of the reasons that we must treasure every moment we spend with our furry, little friends. And although certain breeds do live longer than others, there are certain things we can do that will help ensure your best friend has a long, happy. Here are 6 tips that can help your pet do just that.
- Keep your pet lean: Just as is the case with their owners, pets that are overweight are at risk for a myriad of health issues. Specifically, obesity puts your pet at risk for joint disease, heart disease and diabetes, cancer and many other diseases and conditions.
- Encourage a healthy diet: Of course, how much your dog eats is only part of the equation. You should refrain from feeding your dog generic “meat byproducts,” sugars, excess sodium, and unnecessary fillers and instead opt for protein and healthy carbs.
- Take your English cream golden retrievers to the veterinarian regularly: Again, pets and humans require regular medical checkups in order to head off certain diseases. Routine veterinary exams can not only increase the quality and length of your dog’s life, it can so save you money since treating advanced illnesses is usually costlier than heading them off.
- Make sure that he exercises regularly: Exercise helps keep your dog’s muscles and cardiovascular system stay in shape. Additionally, it also helps lower stress, increase endorphins, and balances emotions. Finally, exercising with your white golden retrievers is just plain fun and will help both owner and dog to stay in shape.
- Make sure your home is safe: Accidents can happen to any dog at any age. Dog-proof your home whether you have a dog that is old or young to prevent accidents.
- Respect your dog’s age: If have a senior dog be careful with it. Make sure that it warms up before exercising and that you do not overexert it.
As we said in the beginning, the most important thing you can do for your pet is to make sure that you enjoy every moment you spend with it. Remember that you will likely outlive your pet so do everything you can to enjoy being with him while it is among us the living.