4 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy & Happy

I’m sharing #NUTRO in my life as part of a NUTRO sponsored series for Socialstars™

We’re back again to talk about our 3rd (furry) child, Lucky and how we keep him healthy and happy. We all know that dogs, or any pets, are part of the family and their wellbeing is a top priority. We’ve had Lucky for 13 years now; he’s definitely quite a bit slower and calmer than he used to be, but he still keeps up with us on our camping trips, hikes, and beach vacations and is the perfect companion for our two young boys at home.

Here are 4 ways we keep Lucky healthy and happy:

1. Exercise
Just like humans, exercise is a vital part of wellbeing for dogs. Our favorite thing to do is take long hikes around our property with Lucky, or when we are at the beach for the summer we love taking him for walks along the bay and on the beach when they allow it.

2. Playtime
The bond between humans and dogs is strong, so it’s important to get plenty of playtime with them. Since we have two young children who LOVE him, this is an easy one for us. Whether they are chasing monsters, playing dinosaurs or running through the sprinkler Lucky gets plenty of playtime and love in our house. We bring Lucky on every camping trip we take and i’m pretty confident he loves our adventures just as much as we do!

Baths & Tick Checks
I think it goes without saying that hygiene is just as important for dogs as it is for us. Another important and sometimes overlooked health issue is ticks. Since we live in the Northeast on 13 acres we are at a very high risk of finding ticks. We’ve already found several on Lucky this year, but as long as they are removed quickly they are generally harmless. We find it easiest to keep Lucky’s hair short so it is easier to find ticks. It’s also easier to spot ticks during and after bath time.

Healthy, Natural Diet
One of the most important factors in the health of our dogs is what we feed them. We’ve done plenty of research and have settled on the NUTRO™ Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food Venison Meal & Sweet Potato Recipe. The NUTRO™ brand offers nutrient-rich food and sources only non-GMO* ingredients from their trusted farmers and suppliers. We love their NUTRO. FEED CLEAN™ philosophy that reinforces their dedication to providing dog’s with clean, quality food.
*Trace amounts of genetically modified material may be present due to potential cross contact during manufacturing

So, there you have it- 4 ways we keep our dog healthy and happy. We are looking forward to a summer full of hiking, camping and exploring with our little furry family member!

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