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6 Ways To Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

If you have a dog then you know that your biggest concern is always keeping them safe so they can live their best life. Here, our veterinarians in Kingman share some tips and recommendations in order to help your dog live a long and healthy life.

Your Dog's Health

The responsibility that comes with owning a dog is huge, but it is also one of the most rewarding things in this world. Your dog will happily accept all the love in the world for the duration of their life, but along with that, you will also need to provide routine healthcare in order to ensure that they are properly cared for. Our Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital vets are here to help with all of your veterinary needs. Here are some of the easiest ways you can help your dog live a healthy life.

Nutritional Needs

Just as with humans, what your dog eats directly affects their health. Your dog will require a well-balanced diet that is suitable for their size and breed. Your Kingman vet will be able to assist you in choosing a food that will provide your dog with everything they need. Your vet in Kingman can help by recommending food that contains everything your dog needs for their breed and size. Different breeds have different needs so it is ideal to do some research and ask for recommendations for what would be best suited for your dog.

Weight Management

Diabetes and joint pain are two conditions that need to be managed in order for your dog to live a healthy life. If your dog suffers from obesity then they are far more likely to develop these conditions. One way to can help ensure that this doesn't happen is to be sure to help your dog stay at a healthy weight for their size. Our veterinarians in Kingman can recommend types and brands of food that will help to ensure that your dog receives all the nutrition that they require for their breed and lifestyle as well as manage any conditions that they may have. Your vet at our Kingman animal hospital will also be able to make suggestions on the amount of food that your dog will require on a daily basis. Feeding your dog too much or too little can have a large impact on their weight.

Daily Exercise

The breed of your dog will be the number one factor in knowing how much exercise your dog will require each day. Some breeds of dogs such as pugs and bulldogs prefer to spend their days lounging around on the couch while other breeds like german shepherds are working dogs and will need to go for a couple of runs a day. When you provide your dog with adequate exercise you are not only ensuring that they stay healthy but you are also making sure that you won't have to deal with any of the repercussions of boredom such as chewing on things they shouldn't. Your veterinarian in Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital can provide suggestions on games to play with your dog in order to help them receive enough exercise and stimulation. 

Wellness Exams

Routine physical examinations allow the vets at our Kingman animal hospital the opportunity to monitor your pet for any signs of potential illnesses and provide treatment as soon as possible. Routine veterinary exams at Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital in Kingman are one of the main ways you can ensure that your pet has a chance to live a long, happy and healthy life. During this physical examination, your vet will examine your dog looking for any signs of disease or injury that may be detrimental to your dog's health. If you have any questions or concerns about the health of your canine companion, this is also the time when you would speak to your Kingman vet about this. Once you have provided all information required and discussed any concerns your vet will then perform the physical wellness examination. Afterward, your vet will inform you of any concerns that they noted during the exam and make any recommendations for diagnostic testing or treatments.

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Routine Vaccinations

Routine vaccinations are necessary in order to prevent a variety of serious and potentially fatal diseases. Your veterinarian in Kingman will recommend a routine vaccination schedule based on your dog and their lifestyle in order to help protect your dog and family from many highly contagious, potentially life-threatening diseases. The rabies vaccine is one that is mandatory in most states in order to protect your dog and others against the usually fatal and easily transmitted rabies virus, but there are other serious diseases such as parvo, distemper, and panleukopenia that are also entirely preventable using routine vaccinations. 

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Parasite Protection

Ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes are hosts for a variety of serious diseases as well as parasites that they can potentially transmit to you, your dog and your family. There is a variety of parasite prevention available for your dog to protect them from a variety of serious but preventable conditions, some of which could be fatal. Reach out to your vet in Kingman to discuss the different types of parasite prevention and what is best suited to help protect your dog.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Do you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to keep your dog healthy? Contact our Kingman vets today to make an appointment for your pup.

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Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Kingman companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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