As the Agnes Sligh Turnbull quote reminds us, dogs’ only fault is that their lives are too short. Here are four tips for increasing your dog’s odds at longevity:
1. Feed Him Well
Nothing beats premium fuel in the engine for supporting strong health; feed your dog the best quality food you can afford.
2. Keep Him Slim
Overweight increases your dog’s risk of developing a myriad of health issues from diabetes to heart disease.
3. See the Doctor
Even when your dog is healthy, schedule regular checkups with your vet for disease prevention and early detection.
4. Mind His Dental Hygiene
Don’t neglect teeth brushing and dental checkups. In addition to causing pain and discomfort, oral health issues can lead to heart and kidney disease.