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Illness is an unpreventable and inevitable part of your dogs’ lives. You could ensure that he lives a healthy life by adopting healthy practices that suits his needs and keeps him fit. You play a critical role in your dog’s good health. In most cases, the illnesses and injuries that may shorten a dog’s lifespan are easily preventable. Help prevent these dog illnesses by following a few steps or adding a new routine to your daily activity roster.Heartworm
It is the leading cause of doggy deaths. It’s a parasite that’s spread through mosquito bites. Heart-worm disease affects the lungs and the heart and can be fatal when left untreated. Get the monthly revolution of vaccines for your dogs – even on colder months where you might think it unnecessary. It may save his life.GI Upset
Upset tummies in dogs can be easily prevented by sticking with canine foods. Our tummies are designed to handle high-fiber, high-protein, high-fat or sugar loaded foods, no matter how unhealthy. Our pets are more accustomed to a more controlled diet. Their stomachs aren’t designed to handle high-risk foods like our daily plates. So stick to dog food to prevent chances of diarrhea and pancreatitis.Diabetes
Diabetes is considered to be the Number One preventable disease when it comes to dogs. Obesity is the only factor that leads to this disease and the key here is to keep your pets slim and fit. When feeding your dog, practice portion control and make sure to exercise him regularly. Diabetes can inadvertently lead to more dire diseases like kidney and heart diseases. Weight is something the owners have control over. Prevent diseases by keeping him healthy.Dental Diseases
Dental diseases are usually overlooked when it comes to canines and this leads to the worst problems like cancers and heart, kidney, and liver diseases. All this can be easily prevented by brushing your dog’s teeth on a daily basis. Ask your vet for advice if it’s your first time. Routine check-ups at the vet will tell you when your dog needs to have his teeth cleaned.Skin Diseases
Promoting healthy skin in your pet is a big part of preventing skin diseases. Bathing can remove allergens from the skin so don’t skip bath days!Brush your dog regularly to keep his coat in good condition. Brushing spreads the oil through the hair coat, promoting a healthy skin.Injuries And Trauma
Although this may seem out of our control, this can be avoided in most cases by the simple use of a leash. Walking your dog is a great way to get exercise but remember that canines are curious animals and they may run off. It’s safer to keep him on a leash so he doesn’t run into unwanted trouble.Taking a few preventive methods can help your dog in leading a stronger, longer and healthier life. A few precautions on our part may just let us have more happy years with them.