We all want our beloved four-legged friend to enjoy life to the fullest, I mean, that’s why we decided to look after them in the first place! And with so many products, toys, and services tailored towards dogs and dog lovers, it can be hard to know exactly what to focus on and which pet store to shop at as to give your dog a better life.
So here are a few suggestions that you can look into to begin improving your dog’s life. You can use this list as a starting point to begin looking into new ideas to spice up our pooch’s life.
Doggy kibble is fine sometimes, but not all the time. It gives your dog everything they need to survive but this doesn’t necessarily mean that their diet is a healthy one. You could technically survive off of takeaway food the rest of your life, but that wouldn’t really be ideal. So why do the same with your dog?
A good alternative to consider is raw dog food diets. They provide your dog with everything they will need and replicate what their ancestral diet would consist of. Raw food diets are especially helpful to older dogs, as their bodies will benefit from senior raw dog food over processed foods that they will struggle to digest.
This one can be a hard one to organize but makes a huge impact on your dog’s overall mental health. Most dogs are fine when left alone during the day, but it is always nice to arrange something for them once in a while.
If you can, maybe arrange to work from home one or two days a week. Alternatively, you can arrange for a dog walker to walk your dog once or twice a week too – this will keep it affordable and keep your dog entertained.
This is fairly self-explanatory but arrange a day a week – or even a day every two weeks – to take your dog out for a new experience. You don’t absolutely need to spend money on this, a new activity could be a new walk route, or introducing them to a potential new playmate.
But you can also look into things like dog fun days arranged by local dog groups, book hydro athletic sessions for leisure reasons, or take them from a pleasure groom.
The best way to start looking for new activities to try is look on Facebook groups, local pin boards, or by asking other dog owners.
There are so many ideas out there that you can try, and the potential to spice up your dog’s life are plentiful. Get out there, explore your options, and give your pupper an awesome life!