How to Keep Your Dog Healthy And Safe

Every dog owner wants to keep their dog healthy. The only thing you have to figure out is how you'll do this. The following are a few tips that'll help make sure your dog is as healthy as can be.


One way to keep your dog safe is to invest in a tracking collar. This smart tracking collar can give your dog's location at all times as long as the collar is charged. All you need is your phone, and the rest will be up to the collar. It'll use GPS technology to guide you to your dog should he or she ever stray too far from you for some reason. There are a lot of dog collar trackers out there, so choose the one that works best for your needs.

Supportive Devices

Every so often, a dog needs a little help, and you need to provide that help. For example, one thing dogs deal with, especially older dogs, is front leg problems. The stress dogs put on their front legs can cause pain after some time. If this is happening to your dog, then consider investing in a dog wrist brace that should reinforce the bones in your dog's front legs. This is just one example, but there are many other helpful devices out there. Talk to your dog's vet to see if something can improve your dog's quality of life.

The Visits

You know you should talk to your vet, and this step is pretty important. Sometimes, dog owners go to the vet when they see a problem. At this point, it might be too late. What you want to do is make it a priority to see your dog's vet regularly. The vet is there to provide preventative care and make sure your pet is as safe as he or she can be. If your vet notices issues developing, then he or she will try to put a stop to it early on before they cause major problems. Preventative care not only keeps your dog healthy, but it's also less expensive.

Healthy Food

If you're serious about keeping your dog as healthy as possible, then you need to invest in quality dog food. There shouldn't be any preservatives, additives, or other strange ingredients in your pet food. Premium pet food is a little more expensive, and you may have to purchase it in health food stores or online, but it's worth it. Your pets rely on their food for nutrients, and good pet food is going to have everything they need. Giving your pet food that doesn't have many nutrients weakens the pet, and no pet parent wants that.


It might be a good idea to microchip your dog. This might seem like you're doing too much, especially if you have a tracker on your dog's collar, but a microchip will always be there. The tracker depends on a charged battery. If for some reason you are not able to find your dog before the battery runs out, then making sure your dog has been micro-chipped might save the day. This microchip is inserted into your dog's skin. It isn't uncomfortable and helps folks identify your dog at any time. If a shelter comes across your pet and recognizes the chip, then they'll contact you. Having this done gives you peace of mind, which is priceless.


Be sure to invest in your pet's training. Making sure your pet listens to you can help keep your dog safe. A pet doesn't always see the dangers ahead or around him or her. The good thing is you understand things can happen, and if your pet is trained properly, then he or she will answer your commands during those crucial times when he or she might be in danger. Training is not cheap, and it can take a while, but if you're patient, you'll be happy you did it.

These are just some things you can do to keep your dog healthy and safe. If you want more help with these goals, then talk to your vet to see if there's more that can be done.

Author's Bio: 

Katie earned a BA in English from WWU and loves to write. She also adores hiking in redwood forests and photography. She feels happiest around a campfire surrounded by friends and family.