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!