Are you killing your dog with kindness?
We all love our dogs and will do anything to make sure they are happy but sometimes what we think is best for them might not be.
When it comes to diet in particular it can be easy to overdo it with treats or let those puppy dog eyes steals scraps from us at the dinner table. Before you know it your dog may have put on weight which can then lead to obesity and health issues such as joint pain, diabetes, kidney disease and other issues.
Dogs are not designed to eat human food so try to stick to quality dog food and supplements/treats. Providing your dog with a healthy diet is easy as there are lots of quality raw, wet and kibble options available to suit all breeds and activity levels. Make sure you do your research and speak to your vet if you have any concerns. Always stick to feeding guidelines!
It isn’t just quantity though; the quality of what we feed to our pets is just as important. At The Golden Paste Company we only use the very best ingredients to formulate our pet supplements and even add them to delicious raw chicken which is dried rather than baked to preserve the goodness in every golden TurmerEase™ slice.
Next time you are tempted to share your food with your dog or reach for the treat tin, swap food for fun and give them some attention instead. Rewarding them with a tummy rub or playing with a toy can be just as rewarding and much better for their waistline.
Making sure your dog has enough exercise each day is vital for their physical and mental wellbeing but overdoing the exercise can be just as detrimental for some dogs as the frustration as not getting enough.
The amount of exercise a dog needs each day will vary depending on lots of factors including breed, size, age and health status. Most dogs love walks and a good sniff is great mental stimulation; vary your routes and don’t forget the poo bags! Always make sure your dog has identification on their collar or harness and that their microchip details are up to date.
Aside from walks, there are lots of other fun ways you can exercise your dog, click here for some inspiration.
If you have a puppy too much exercise might be bad for their growing bones and joints. As a general rule of thumb your puppy should exercise for five minutes per month of age, twice a day. Senior dogs may need gentle exercise if they have health issues but still aim to keep them as mobile as possible, even if it means slower and shorter walks.
Always check with your vet that the exercise programme you've planned is suitable for your dog.
From active dogs to those that are slowing down in their senior years, TurmerEase™ provides extra support due to its unique ingredients that are carefully formulated without artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Award-winning TurmerEase™ is popular with owners looking for a quick and easy way to add the benefits of bioavailable turmeric to their pet’s diet.
This product also supports the micro-flora that naturally occurs in the stomach and aids digestion. Made from ethically sourced raw chicken, it contains ingredients to promote skin and coat condition.
The tasty chicken slices are dried rather than baked to preserve the goodness making them suitable for raw and kibble fed dogs.
There are around 200 slices in each eco-friendly tube, which is approximately a 50 day supply for a 25kg dog. TurmerEase™ is also suitable for cats.