The Five-Point Health Check For Dogs To Keep In Mind (Part 1)

The Five-Point Health Check For Dogs To Keep In Mind (Part 1)

Caring for a dog isn’t just about feeding them and showering them with love. You also have to make sure that they are in good health. There is actually a five-point health check that you can conduct on your dogs in order to ensure that they are healthy. Here are the first two points!

Weight Check

  1. Weigh your dog every now and then, but do note that weight alone is not a good gauge of a dog’s health!
  2. You should be able to feel your dog’s ribs with only a thin fat cover.
  3. You should be able to see a clear abdominal tuck and a waistline on your dog.
  4. Make sure your dog gets enough exercise. If they aren’t used to it, start with short programs and build up to longer periods.
  5. If your dog is overweight, cut back on treats, table scraps, and snacks. Speak to a vet about a good diet plan for them.

Coat and Skin Check

  1. A healthy dog’s coat will feel smooth from the top of their head to the base of their tail.
  2. A dog who has a dull coat or matted fur may be lacking in certain nutrients or may have a disease.
  3. Part a dog’s fur to check for cuts, flaking skin, scaly skin, fleas, and other issues.

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