5 January 2020

Six Ways to Help Keep Your Dog Fit and Healthy

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Claire Smith, Vet

Life is hectic at times and it can be difficult to keep on top of everything. Medicine can be complicated at times but having the basics right always sets us up for the best chance of success. I’ve outlined six simple points to help keep your dog in top condition so that you can help maximise their health. By knowing you’ve got these points covered, you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying their company rather than worrying that you’ve missed something.

Dog enjoying a walk in Deal, Kent
  1. Feed them the correct amount of a balanced diet appropriate for their life stage and breed. Our registered veterinary nurses offer complementary nutrition clinics to help your pets get the nutrition they need. 
  2. Make sure they get plenty of mental stimulation and regular exercise. Running clubs such as CaniCross at Betteshanger near Deal can offer a fantastic way to get fit and meet like-minded pet owners.
  3. Regular health checks with a vet can help detect any issues early and reduce the impact diseases have on your pet’s quality of life and maximise the time you have to enjoy together. Our Complete Care Club offers you unlimited appointments so you get any concerns addressed immediately. 
  4. Complete dental health care. It’s easy to overlook the impact that oral health has on overall wellbeing. Dental disease has been linked to kidney, liver, lung and heart disease, as well as diabetes and arthritis. Advances in human oral care over the last century have been key to our increased life expectancy; and the same is true of our pets. Often pets show no overt signs that they have dental pain so a check-up is well worth it.
  5. Groom them regularly and check through their fur for any new lumps or bumps that may appear. 
  6. Make sure your dog gets all the preventative health care they need. Vaccinating against serious diseases, or titre testing, and preventing potentially life-threatening parasite infections is key. Our Complete Care Club has been specifically designed to cover all of your pet’s preventative health care and with unlimited veterinary appointments; you’ll never pay to see the vet again!
Canicross at Betteshanger Park near Sandwich in Kent

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