Most people are actually unaware that their pets are living with hidden stresses that affect their health and reduce lifespan. Pets undergo stresses like feeding on highly processed foods, being over medicated or over-vaccinated. Here is a list of some of the top ten tips on how to always de-stress your dog.
10. Reduce his isolation;
When a dog is left all by himself day after day for very long hours he’ll definitely start mourning his life. This can lead to negative responses like separation anxiety and nonstop barking. In fact, giving your dog insufficient attention may become injurious to his overall well being.
9. Improve water:
Some dog owners think that dogs can actually do with any kind of water. Ensure that you also carry along some pure and sufficient water if you are travelling with your dog over long distances. Never allow him to drink dirty water that may contain dangerous chemicals.
8. Think Fitness!
Don’t let your dog get so chubby and ugly. In fact, chubby dogs are more predisposed to diseases like early joint problems and diabetes among others. To know whether your dog is slender enough or too chubby, you should be able to find his ribs when you hold his slim waist. If he is too chubby, just cut down on the wrong foods and give him a good diet but not slimming drugs.
7. Trim down on exposure to environmental stressors;
There are various types of environmental stressors such as loud noises, air pollution and known allergens. Sometimes, these environmental stressors can also be so stressing to animals like a dog.
6. Think shade:
Fair skin and thin coated dogs are more vulnerable to skin cancer. Therefore, you should protect your best friend from the strong UV rays by applying nontoxic sunscreen specially made for dogs. You should also provide shades during hot months like summer.
5. Stop second-hand smoke;
Second-hand smoke can cause lung cancer not only for humans but also for dogs. So, if you just can’t stop smoking save your dog the stress and do it outside.
4. Just Say No:
Some pet owners are so cruel that they blow pot into their lovely dogs’ noses or even give them alcohol. Although, it might be getting you so excited it’s very stressing to the poor animal.
3. Think Comfort;
Just like the soft and warm beds that humans like, dogs too wish for that kind of comfort. If your dog doesn’t get such kind of comfort he’ll be very distressed.
2. Get rid of chemical exposure:
Eliminate carcinogenic substances like herbicides, pesticides and road grime and get safer alternatives that are not that toxic. Ensure that your dog is safe and comfortable at all times.
1. End those emotional stressors and animal abuse:
Remember a dog can be stressed by being abused and mistreated by another canine or feline or human family member. It means that your dog will always be living in fear and thus be so stressed to an extent that it doesn’t feed normally because his existence has been threatened by the presence of another family member. Fix the problem as soon as you notice it.