You pride yourself on giving your dog the very best. But truth be told, there are only a few tell-tale signs that indicate your dog’s health is truly up to snuff. You might check your dog’s eyes for clarity, skin and coat for glossiness, and stool for shape and consistency. But what else can be done to look after your dog’s health?
That exciting time of year when people and pets don their scariest costumes, put spooky pumpkins out on display, and make the annual door-to-door trek for trick-or-treating is approaching quickly. For many, it’s all fun and games. But for some, all that heightened excitement can be stressful for dogs, especially if they react negatively to the doorbell constantly ringing.
Dogs can get gum disease and tooth disease just like humans. If your dog has poor dental hygiene, it can lead to tooth pain, bloody gums and even infection, which can spread through your dog’s body. Brushing your dog’s teeth is an easy way to remove plaque buildup and avoid serious dental problems.
Grain in dog food is a hot topic and, naturally, misconceptions have surrounded the topic. One common misconception suggests that dogs can’t digest grain. The reality, however, is that while dogs may have a harder time digesting uncooked grains, properly cooked grains in dog food can be highly digestible. In fact, research has shown that grains like corn actually help the digestion of other nutrients in your dog’s food.
Fewer pet owners are taking their pets to the veterinarian for a yearly checkup. Sadly, as a result, preventable diseases like diabetes, heartworm or dental disease are on the rise. So why are so many pet owners forgoing their pet’s annual checkup?
Sometimes it can be difficult to decipher your dog’s actions since he can’t tell you what he’s thinking. That’s why there are a lot of misconceptions about dog behavior. Here are five common myths about why your dog does the things he does and the truths behind them:
You may have heard that animal by-products are low quality ingredients that shouldn’t be in pet food, but that’s a common misconception. While Just Right® by Purina® doesn't use animal by-products in our blends of food, they're actually a quality source of nutrition for your dog’s diet.