Goldendoodles are one of the sweetest, most loving, and most loyal dog breeds around. When you decide to get a Goldendoodle puppy, you’re getting a new a friend for life. Naturally, you want to make sure that life is happy and healthy, and that it lasts as long as possible. Keeping your Goldendoodle healthy is one of the best things you can do to maximize his lifespan. Here are a few tips to keep your Goldendoodle healthy for life.
Keep your Goldendoodle at a healthy weight
You can help your Goldendoodle maintain a healthy weight through proper diet and regular exercise. Keeping a healthy weight reduces your Doodle’s risk for health problems such as heart disease, obesity, arthritis, depression, and behavioral problems. It improves your dog’s overall quality of life, and decreases the risk of premature death.
Eat a healthy diet
Proper nutrition helps your dog stay at a healthy weight, promotes healthy coat, healthy heart, proper digestion, good bone and muscle health, and good overall health.
Choose a nutritious dog food made from high quality ingredients. It’s not just the type of food that’s important for your Goldendoodle’s health, however. Make sure that your dog eats proper portion sizes, too.
Limit the number of treats that your dog eats, and avoid giving your Doodle table scraps; this makes it easier to keep track of just how much your dog eats. Also some human foods are bad for dogs.
Walks and playtime every day
Regular physical activity helps keep your Doodle at a healthy weight, keeps your dog happy, and helps prevent mobility issues, such as arthritis, in old age. It also strengthens muscles and bones, reduces risk for disease, promotes a healthy immune system, promotes healthy digestion, and keeps your dog from getting bored and acting out.
Proper hygiene promotes good health
This, of course, includes bathing and grooming for your Goldendoodle, but it also includes making sure your Doodle has clean bedding and clean food and water bowls. You must also provide your dog with proper shelter from extreme temperatures and inclement weather.
Visit your vet often
Take your Goldendoodle in for regular visits — once a year — to make sure that your dog is staying healthy. This helps make sure that your Doodle’s vaccinations are up-to-date, and gives you a good sense of your pet’s health.
Protect your pet from parasites
While you’re at the vet, remember to ask about flea, tick, and heartworm medication. This helps prevent illnesses and infections.
Proper obedience training helps reduces stress and anxiety for both you and your pet. Sit, stay, and recall commands can help prevent accidents, and keep your dog from getting lost when you’re in an unfamiliar setting.
Love your Goldendoodle
This one is easy, but it’s absolutely essential for your Goldendoodle’s health. Show your Goldendoodle love every day; give your Doodle attention, show him affection, play with him, and make him feel loved and cared for. Happiness promotes good health in people as well as pets.
We have beautiful Goldendoodle puppies ready for their new forever homes. We are experienced Goldendoodle breeders located in Arkansas, but we can arrangements for customers anywhere in the United States. Call 501– or contact Platinum Goldies online for more information.