What are 3 things dogs need to stay healthy?

What are 3 things dogs need to stay healthy?

I couldn't agree more! These three things are so important to a dog's health, and as a dog owner, I know you're already doing them. The first step to keeping your pup healthy is feeding them good food and making sure they get lots of exercise—and what better way to do that than with a daily walk? But if you want to make sure your dog stays happy and healthy for years to come, don't forget about having toys around the house for them to play with when you're not able to take them out on walks or just want some down time yourself.


Healthy food

You should be sure to feed your dog a good quality dog food. Don’t give them human food, as this will cause digestive upset and other health issues. Human foods that are dangerous include chocolate, alcohol, onions and garlic.

They also shouldn’t have salt or sugar in their diet. The best way to provide a healthy diet for your pet is by purchasing high-quality kibble from a reputable brand that provides complete nutritional needs for your pet’s life stage (puppy vs adult vs senior).


Daily walks

In addition to the food you feed a dog, exercise is one of the most important factors in keeping them healthy. Not getting enough exercise can lead to obesity, which leads to heart disease and other health problems that can be costly to treat down the road. With some dogs, however, it may be difficult or impossible for them to get enough exercise on their own—either because of age or illness. That's where you come in! If you have an elderly dog (or any breed with special needs), daily walks become even more important than usual for their overall well-being


Toys to keep them entertained

It’s important for your dog to have toys that they can play with in order to stay mentally stimulated. If your dog is bored, they may develop destructive behaviors such as chewing furniture or digging up the yard. However, with a toy, you can teach them new commands and keep their minds occupied while they’re left alone at home. The best part? It doesn't require any effort on your part!


Dogs need love and attention.

They are social animals and need a lot of interaction with people to stay healthy, happy, and mentally fit. This doesn't mean they need you to take them on walks around the block every day—in fact, this can be detrimental to their overall health. Instead, remember that dogs are pack animals who thrive when they have a group of humans or other dogs around them all the time (or at least most of the time). If there are no other dogs in your home then it would be good for you to volunteer at an animal shelter so your dog has plenty of opportunities to interact with people outside of just you.



Dogs are a part of our family and deserve to be treated as such. Whether you have a new puppy or an old dog, the best thing you can do for them is give them love and attention. They need daily walks to get their energy out, healthy food so they can stay strong, and toys that will keep them busy when it’s not time for playtime with their people!