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What Every Person Needs to Know About Keeping Themselves & Their Pets In Shape

Neal Maddox with his dogs

Many of us own dogs and it seems to be the most popular pet that many homes and many families have. We keep dogs for protection and many of us keep them for company when we go on our morning run. Most families treat the dog as an extended member of the immediate family and so the dog gets what everyone else gets. This means that we love our dogs very much and should anything happen to them, it would be like losing an immediate member of the family. This is why it is so important that you take great care of yourself and your dog and that means providing it with a lot of exercise while you try to stay in shape yourself.

It is quite well known that the food we eat and the food we give to our animals doesn’t meet our nutritional needs fully and so it is always best to have some supplements on hand to help make up the shortfall. Owning a dog can be a very wonderful experience but if you hope to raise one, you need to understand that it is a lot of responsibility and that means regular exercise and good diet. The following are just some tips to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and your dog properly.

Bad breath can mean dental disease – We often joke with our friends that they have dog’s breath, but when you actually have this, it could be a sign that there is a problem with your teeth. This is something that needs to be addressed by your dentist and they will provide you with the necessary antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicine to get it under control. It might also be a good idea to have your teeth scaled and polished while you are already there.

Keep your fitness clothes clean – Many people wear the same clothes for exercise without putting them in the wash every day. It is important that you feel good when you exercise and if you take your dog with you on your run, then make sure that it gets a good wash after exercise as well. The footwear that you have needs to be changed after a time as well because if you are not getting the right support, you could end up injuring yourself and you can’t work out for a while.

As well as the above, you need to make sure that you are taking your supplements and your dog receives regular vaccines whenever they need them. It is always important to provide your pet with booster shots as it gets older to provide it with extra protection when it goes on a run with you. These are only a few of the things that you need to know when getting yourself fit with your pet and there are many more.

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