The most important factor in your dog’s health is the food and treats he takes in on a daily basis. There are so many different brands of food and treats, but an excellent example of very healthy treats is Dr. Harvey’s Power Patties. Power Pattie’s are a natural and very healthy way to give your dog digestive enzymes, gastric juices, amino acids, essential fatty acids that he needs. It’s very important that your dog receives a good quality protein and not a lot of fillers and biproducts. The best way to make sure that what you are feeding your dog is good quality get used to reading nutrition labels on your dogs food as you do your own food. The ingredients mentioned at the beginning of the nutition list are the majority of what the food is made from. Look for pure protein sources such as chicken or beef and not unspecified ingredients like poultry or any thing followed by the word “meal” is not specific enough.
Also pay attention to the percentages of protein and fat to be sure your dog is not getting too much fat in his diet. This is also true in treats. Also pay attention to how your dog acts and his stools to be sure that he isn’t having any intestinal problems with this food. If he has been eating the same food for awhile and later on after a few months he starts to seem listless and maybe has loose stools then be sure to have him checked out by a vet to be sure that he isn’t suffering from anything that needs medical treatment.
With plenty of exercise and playtime and good healthy food and treats your dog should be a happy healthy and hopefully well adjusted dog and a good canine citizen.