How to Improve Your Dog's Health
How to improve your dog’s health. Anxiety-related symptoms. Dogs are sensitive to emotional stressors, just like humans. Signs of stress include heavy panting, pacing, and whining.
- Stress due to surgery or injury. Dogs may have been in an accident with an air or water around them, or may have just witnessed another dog being hurt. In this instance, they may be stressed out and fearful that another dog will do harm to them.
- Stress due to a new home. Dogs are very social creatures and can be stressed by a new address, a new family or a new schedule.
Stress due to the addition of a new pet or ‘sister’ species. If one has recently lost a ‘pet’ due to old age, loss of hearing or any reason, new pets added to the household are causing stress.
If a dog’s environment changes, they may develop stress due to this. For example; the addition of a new puppy to a home with an adult dog already in the house may result in stress for the older dog.
Stress and the human heart:
Our pets are very much like us, and respond well to human heart stimulants. Like us, they crave affection and take advantage of opportunities to please. They Optimistically assume that we will provide for them.
As a dog owner, you want to do all you can to keep your pet happy and stress free. Here are a number of ways that you can help.
- Set a regular eating schedule for your dog. This is a good time to train your dog to eat at the same time at the same amount. You may want to encourage them to eat a little at a time, and not have them devour their food. The stress on your dog’s digestive system and heart can be diminished, and you will not have to worry about your pal causing trouble in the house.
- Make sure your dog gets regular daily exercise. Making an effort to help your pet burn off excess energy. The fresh air and exercise will help reduce your dog’s stress. You may even help bring down the stress level in your own heart. popped up blood vessels and veins will improve circulation. Take a few inexpensive steps to improve your dog’s physical and emotional well being.
- Make regular vet appointments for items such as dental cleanings, nail trims, vaccines, blood tests, weight checks and other health issues.
- Should you suspect your dog is ill, contact your vet immediately.
Prevention and not curing:
The stress that comes from dealing with a sick dog can cause the canine’s owner to panic. The first few days and weeks of having a sick animal can be very stressful as a pet owner. After a while, a person will look at this illness in the same way a person with a child will look at a sick child, and try to find a cure.
Did you know that a cure for dog sickness may actually be easier to find than you think? Using a dog’s behavior patterns, diet and environment, a specialist will be able to determine the factors that are affecting the dog. Using this information, the specialist can create a unique diet plan or exercise program that will be the ideal balance for the dog.
Once this recommended course of action is taken, the journey will begin in earnest. It will take time and patience in order to gradually reverse the effects of the problem. Every dog will progressively improve over time. Let’s face it, we all know that. However, it is critical to understand that the sickness will not disappear simply because we did something to prevent it.
Dog health is a long term battle. Focus on prevention rather than cure. If you detect a problem, act quickly and address it through a tailored plan of action. In so doing, you help your dog achieve permanent recovery.