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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Top Five Ways To Boost Your Dog's Health in 2016!

According to one of our favorite holistic veterinarians, Dr. Karen Becker, you pet owners should stick to the basics when aiming to improve your pets' health this coming year. In this recent article posted on the Mercola Healthy Pets blog, Dr. Becker explains her top five ways to boost your pets' overall health. It starts with feeding a species appropriate diet, primarily of fresh foods, and includes regular wellness checks with your veterinarian, home health checks, eliminating unnecessary vaccinations, keeping your pet at a healthy weight  and enriching your dogs' home environment. See me playing with "enrichment toy" below.

Encouraging your dogs to play with enrichment toys will help stimulate their brains and even physically tire them out.

Each of these five strategies make sense to us, although we realize the implementation part is not always easy. We think Dr. Becker does a good job, though, of explaining why she recommends these strategies and how to best implement them.

We also think just plain ole' regular play with a ball is good for us, too!

What say you? Do you have any tips for boosting your dogs' health in this brand new year? We'd love to hear them!


Duke said...

Mom was just thinking that it was about time to get our interactive toys out. Thanks, Bocci!

The Daily Pip said...

We are going to work on Ruby's emotional healthy this year, which I think is just as important. We are good with most of the five tips above. However, she still is a bit nervous around new people, in new situations, etc. For her first few years, we didn't push her much and let her take the lead. This year I hope to help build her confidence and try some new things.

Bocci said...

Yes, we firmly believe that emotional health is just as important as physical health, Kristin and Ruby. Our friend at Romping and Rolling in the Rockies have come a long way with shy Shyla—have you checked out their blog?

Bocci said...

Mitch and Molly, interactive toys are fun and challenging—especially when there are treats to be had if you can figure out how to get to them!

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