A dog truly is man’s best friend — anyone who’s ever had a dog will tell you that. There’s nothing sweeter than your dog greeting you when you come home after a long day at work. But unfortunately, dogs have tendencies to get certain illnesses, and a lot of them are difficult or even impossible to treat if discovered too late. That’s why it’s crucial to keep a dog safe by using various supplies that can prevent sickness.

You love and cherish your dog and here are extra measures of precaution you could take to keep your furry ball of love healthy and happy.

Best Dog Supplies To Prevent Sickness

1. Supplements

Even if your dog is happy with his regular food intake, it’s advisable to include some supplements into his diet if you want to preserve his health. Vitamins are crucial to a dog’s well-being, add them in order to reduce aging consequences and promote healthy bone growth. Vitamins are beneficial to your dog’s health since they can fight free radicals and make sure your dog is fit and flourishing.

Many commercial dog foods are rich in vitamins, so there’s no need to include extra vitamins, but If you want to improve your pooch’s health, there are many useful dog supplies you can buy online, so you can be sure everything’s fine with your furry ball of joy. 

2. Food is important

There’s one problem with dogs: they’re so cute, and the only thing they love more than barking and digging is, of course, human food. Sadly, eating human food is something dogs should be prohibited from doing, but many owners still give them their leftovers or sometimes even share their own food with their dogs.

Of course, there’s nothing more heartbreaking when your pet stares with you with his sad and begging eyes while you eat, but keep in mind eating greasy and spicy human food can have grave consequences for your pooch, so try to exercise self-discipline and refrain yourself from feeding your dog leftovers. Instead give them food that is good at preventing cancer, such as specialized dry and canned food that consists mostly of beef, chicken, salmon, lamb and chickpeas.

3. Beds

Many people love to share their beds with their pets, but even if you don’t, that’s fine, since there are special dog beds that are comfy and soft enough, so you can be sure that your dog will have a good rest. Some beds are made of memory foam that will keep your doggy supported and comfortable. Memory foam is great since it can encourage joint health in younger dogs, while older dogs who suffer from arthritis will also feel relief from pain and discomfort. When buying a bed for your pet, make sure that it’s anti-bacterial, waterproof, hypoallergenic and resistant to chewing.

4. Collars

There’s nothing cuter than an already-cute dog wearing a funny-looking collar. Collars are one of the most useful supplies that can be used to protect your dog from ticks and fleas; those pests that can cause various diseases such as tapeworms, anemia, bartonellosis and flea allergy dermatitis. If you want to protect your dog, make sure to get an odorless collar that can repel and kill fleas without making your pooch uncomfortable.

5. Dental care kit

A lot of people don’t consider dental care for their dogs; this is a mistake as dogs, just like humans, can suffer inflamed gums and tooth infections. The most common symptoms of dog oral issues are an aversion to food, face swelling and rubbing the face against various objects. That’s why it’s important to include dental care in your dog’s routine, no matter how much it seems to annoy him.

Your dog should get his teeth brushed regularly. Get a canine toothbrush and toothpaste made for dogs. Don’t brush your dog’s teeth with your regular toothpaste, as it contains fluoride which can be toxic for dogs. If you don’t know how to do it, there are many useful tips online. It’s important to be patient, gentle and persistent. In case brushing teeth causes blood or other issues, give dental snacks that encourage teeth and gum health.

Conclusion

Keeping your dog healthy should be your priority. In addition to regular food, you should make sure your dog is well-equipped with the above-mentioned supplies that can keep him safe from diseases.

Exercise is important to walk your dog so he will have a chance to socialize with other dogs and humans. Dogs who are walked regularly are usually much healthier and have stronger muscles and bones and are less stressed.

Guest post by: Sienna Penfold from Sydney, Australia