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As you might already know, I have two dogs. They are small breed dogs – a puggle and a pug. True to my geek nature, they are named after Game of Thrones characters (Sansa & Khaleesi). They are truly a part of our family. They sleep in bed with my husband and myself during the week – and often sleep in bed with my daughters on the weekends. we want them to live as long as possible, so we have started doing some things at home to keep them healthy. We can only hope that these prolong their lives, even for just a short while.
Pick The Right Food
Picking the right food for your pet is really important. You want to find a food that has quality ingredients. My whole family recently stopped eating processed foods and we feel so much better. It is a good rule of thumb to have when picking out your pet’s food as well. If you cannot pronounce an ingredient, maybe it is not something you should be feeding your pet. You wouldn’t eat it, right?
Weigh Them Often
Speaking of food, if you know anything about the pug breed than you know they like to eat. It is easy to for them to become overweight and unhealthy. To help me manage my dogs’ weights, we purchased an EatSmart Precision Baby Check Scale. I love that it can totally be used as a scale for smaller breeds as it goes up to 44 pounds. It fits right in one of our kitchen cabinets for storage and we weigh our dogs about once a week – just to make sure they are on track. It weighs in lbs or kg – so it is great for anyone. Not to mention, if you have little kids in the house, you can use it to monitor their weigh between doctor’s appointments as well!
My last suggestion is pretty simple. Just love them. Spend time with them. Make sure they live a happy life by taking them for walks, playing with them, and cuddling them. Animals need love too. Most pet owners will tell you that they are a part of the family. And that is the way it should be. Trust me when I say, them loving you back will be an incredible feeling! Of course, if they are truly happy, they will want to stay alive longer to spend as much time as possible with you. They won’t give up when the going gets rough, and the whole family will benefit.
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