Dog Training Health And Nutrition Tips.
DOG HEALTH & NUTRITION
Mark & Ziggy
A good diet helps dogs fight disease, grow proportionately, and mature/age gracefully. Size, breed, skin sensitivity, coat, digestive sensitivity and other factors will impact a dog's ideal nutritional needs.
Feed your dog a high QUALITY kibble. Be sure the food is approved by AAFCO - Association of American Feed Control Officials. The AAFCO is an organization that regulates strategies for the pet and livestock industries. Brands that comply with the AAFCO standards can display on the bag "a complete and balanced diet", meaning that the food is acceptable as a complete diet without any other supplementation needed..ie..wet food, bones, etc.
LIMIT your treats!! When training or for a reward, get in the habit of using a dry bone treat, or just a piece of kibble.
Provide only COLD or ROOM TEMPERATURE water for your dog.
NEVER feed your dog: Raisins, grapes, chocolate (contains Theo bromine and caffeine, both are harmful for your dog), alcohol, Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Advil, Antifreeze, bleach, watch batteries, moth balls, fabric softeners and other detergents, mouthwash, peach pits, household plants(i.e. poinsettias, lilies, ferns, devil's ivy, aloe, and ivy).
IF YOU THINK YOUR DOG MAY HAVE EATEN SOMETHING TOXIC, CONTACT YOUR VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY OR TAKE YOUR DOG TO THE CLOSEST ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC!!!!