Do not allow your dog to free feed!

This tip may seem obvious to some of you, but others may not be aware the benefits. The main reason to control your dog’s feeding schedule is to make it clear that you are the provider. If your pet is allowed to nibble throughout the day, he will think the food is there for the taking. Your dog must understand that eating is a privilege that should not to be taken for granted. Another important reason to control your dogs feeding schedule, is to know exactly how much he is eating. We are responsible for maintaining a healthy weight in our dogs. The back of an IAMS food bag has a pretty accurate chart of how much your dog should [...]

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Exercise your Dog!

We hear it all the time, “workout, eat right…and get your exercise!” Well, the same holds true for our canine friends. Of course, we all know the importance of our dog eating sensibly, but we’ll save that discussion for a later date. For now, lets focus on the importance of exercising your dog regularly and how they would rather not be lying on the couch all day. Imagine for a moment what life would be like if your dog was living in “the wild”. Obviously, our hip, Urban Canines have evolved, but once upon a time these doggies were not so domesticated. Most likely much of the day would be spent looking for food and water. The rest of [...]

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