3 tips for maintaining your dog’s health

(Family Features)—Pet parents want the best for their dogs and will go to great lengths to keep their furry friends healthy. Here are three useful tips from the IAMS and WHISTLE brands to help your dog maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Schedule Regular Veterinarian Visits

Routine examinations with your veterinarian are vital for maintaining a dog’s healthy lifestyle. An expert can assess overall health and address potential problems by bringing your pup in for a check-up. Make sure to consult with your veterinarian on the recommended frequency of visits and put your next appointment on the calendar.

Keep Pets Active Physically and Mentally

Exercise is crucial for dogs to maintain healthy body weight and is also a good way of achieving mental stimulation. According to the WALTHAM pocket book of responsible pet ownership, 20 minutes of exercise a day is the minimum beneficial period with 30-60 minutes preferable. Try varying your walking routes to increase the degree of mental stimulation for your pets.

Identify Potential Health Concerns Using Pet Health Technology

A smart device that uses sophisticated AI to translate your dog’s behavior into in-depth health insights, WHISTLE Health helps you know when your furry friend is doing well and see when changes may point to health issues. By partnering with IAMS Dog Food, the device helps pet parents use data-driven insights to find personalized nutrition programs to keep their dogs happy and healthy.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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