In order to live long and happy lives, dogs have to live a healthy lifestyle. The problem is that it can be difficult knowing what exactly to do with your dog's diet to make sure he stays healthy and active. This article will look at a few of the ways you can keep your Kooikerhondje's weight under control with diet and exercise to keep him going strong for years to come.
Do I Have To Put My Dog On A Diet?
The simple answer is yes. We all need to watch what we eat to stay healthy, and Fido is no different than you or me in this respect. All Kooikerhondjes need a well-balanced, nutritious diet to help maintain overall health. Of course, natural dog foods are best, and any diet must be tailored to your Kooikerhondje based on his age, weight, and how much activity he gets. In his case, it is not only about what he eats but about how much he eats as well. If allowed to, Kooikerhondjes will eat more than they need so his intake must be restricted only to as much as is necessary to maintain his ideal body weight. This will vary based on his age, but it is something you have to keep in mind. One rule of thumb is that you should try to feel your dogs ribs without any trouble through a thin layer of fat. If you can, then you are probably giving him the right amount of food to stay lean and mean. Food intake is not only about what your dog eats but about how active he is too.
Should I Buy My Dog A Treadmill?
I know what you're thinking. I just put your dog on a diet, and now I'm telling him to hit the gym. What about accepting your pooch for who he is and seeing his inner beauty? The truth is that this is all about giving your Kooikerhondje a better, healthier life. The good news is that Kooikerhondjes are naturally hunting dogs. They are meant to be outside running around and getting plenty of exercise, and the fact that you get yours too when following him around is just a bonus. Exercise isn't just about being thin here either. It helps to keep your dog healthy and fight off illness by keeping him nice and strong. In addition, plenty of regular exercise and stimulation help to keep his behaviors normal and controlled. Exercise is a big key to maintaining your dog's health, and it does that in part by maintaining his healthy weight.
Dogs face health issues just like the rest of us. Through a careful combination of diet and exercise your Kooikerhondje can not only fulfill his New Year's resolution but can lead a better life at a healthy, appropriate weight for him. This way you can enjoy each other's company for a long, long time.