Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tips To Keep Fido in Tip-Top Shape

Here's some easy ways to keep Fido's body, mind and spirit healthy. Print this tip sheet out and post it on your refrigerator.

  • Insect the dog from head to toe and front to back, every week for growths, injuries abnormalities or grooming issues.
  • Clean teeth, eyes, ears, paws, rear end and genitals regularly. Keep nails trimmed.
  • Visit the veterinarian at least once a year for a check up and as often as necessary for emergencies or mishaps.
  • Keep your dog’s vaccinations current.
  • Spay and neuter.
  • Don’t forget doggie dental care at home and with the vet.
  • Feed your dog the most nutritional food and treats you can afford.
  • Love and play with your dog every day.
  • Use preventatives to protect against parasites such as fleas, ticks and heartworm.
  • The dog must wear current identification at all times.
  • Keep your dog on leash or in a 100% secure area if off leash.
  • Be a canine ambassador: clean up after your dog and train him to be well behaved.
  • Help dogs in need and speak out to protect animals.

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