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The Healthy Pet

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what are all of your general care and health choices for your dear dogs? your tricks and heath care tips you feel work well? Your secrets that work for your dog?

mine are

1) GOOD quality food
2) clean fresh water
3) plain yogurt
4) high quality shampoos and skin care products
5) annual vaccinations and heartworm pills year round.
6) I do a full blood check up on all my dogs at 5 years old
7) clean teeth! i always make sure they are clean, haven't had to get a dental at the vet on them yet but i will if they need it
8) exercise and play
9) dog chews - large raw hides and the meaty dried bones ( keep the teeth clean)
10) no dog treats!? they get a "treat" but i do not give my dogs treats like many people do in the form of special purchased package treats. They get their chew bones and a can of their food brand as a special treat once in awhile ( after a vet visit or something). and veggies if they do get a treat. ( they love veggies! ) and maybe 2 times a year a plain burger from mcdonalds ( totally makes no sense with the rest of their diet plan i know lol! )

I like to control what my dogs take in their bodies because to me those nutrients build their systems up or can take the system down. just like with people a good diet makes a huge difference! and EVERYONE comments about how shinny and healthy my dogs coats are and ask me the trick. and 2 of my dogs had SEVERE skin allergies before i Adopted them and now they rarely get a mild flare up.
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1) %100 complete, balanced raw diet, with plenty of RMB's to clean the teeth naturally, raw eggs and oily fish included for the skin/coat, etc
2) Natural treats, either homemade or leftovers, or random stuff from the fridge - no commercial dog treats (I use plain goat yogurt, goat cheese, fruit and vegetables, etc) Only commercial packaged treat I use are bully sticks.
3) I do not vaccinate or de-worm (they've both gotten puppy boosters and that is it, but both have been declined of Bordatella and Rabies vaccines - just don't agree with them, Bordatella vaccine covers only 1 of the many, many strains, and I"ve seen plenty of dogs get kennel cough even with the vaccine so its pointless(lots of kennels here recommend NOT getting bordatella vaccines), rabies I avoid because of many health issues and negative side affects, including tumors, i've heard/read being reported.. also, climates here do not allow viruses like these to thrive as much so they are not required/necessary).
4) Avoid vets at all costs, thankfully I never have a reason to take them.
5) Filtered water, and rain water to drink
6) Avoid bathing (bath maybe once a year tops during heavy shedding, and I use natural/organic shampoo as well when I do bathe, and rain water if I can)
7) Regular exercise, discipline and affection
8) Hmm..that's about it for now
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