How To Make Your Dog Happy
Updated: Jan 15
Having a dog melts your heart whenever you need it. Here are some of the easiest things you can do to return the favor
1.) Feed your dog properly
The most important thing is giving your dog healthy food. You should provide your dog with proper meals that include all the necessary nutrients and for that, you should first consult your vet as all dogs are different and what diet might be fine for your dog may be different for the other one. Plus there is nothing wrong to consult a veterinary doctor right? Not giving enough food can make your dog feeling sad or irritable. So feed them properly but also don't make him overweight!
2.) Go outside for a walk
Always try to move your dog by taking him for a walk every day also if possible make him run with you , or sprint to fetch a ball. By doing so your dog will stay physically healthy. He will also be able to explore new things sniff almost everything which is, by the way, their favorite job. Also, most of the time when dogs do not get there share of the walk they become quite unmanageable ,frustrated and stubborn.
3.) Pamper your dog with a bath / Water for dogs
Although we all have seen in the internet dog's literally hating getting a bath still some dogs crave for it so badly. So if your dog is one of them who likes playing with water. Pamper them by giving a nice bath (remember do not make him wet more that 3-4 times a week). This will refresh your dog and can also uplift his mood and energy level.
4.) Allow them to sniff a little more
Dogs are really interested in sniffing almost everything. I know while walking your dog you may be really tempted to move forward rather than stopping after every few steps but things which might be boring for you can be really interesting for your dog, try to think from their point of view
5.) Give him new toys
New toys will excite your dog and will also save your shoes and slippers from getting chewed by your dog ;)
6.) Hydrate your dog
Like humans dogs also need to hydrate themselves. Sometimes your dog may be feeling thirsty but you may not be able to figure that because he barks almost in a similar way for all things he wants out so it is important to always provide them with enough water bowls or a bucket.
7.) Play with your dog / Dog Games
By playing with your dog on a daily basis you can decrease the chances of them developing bad habits such as excessive barking or chewing. And it will also cheer up your dog. You can play many games with your dog outdoor or even indoor as well. Games such as tug of war, even hide and seek,running after play with Frisbee or enjoying some water games are fun to play with.
Foods That Dogs And Human Beings Both Can Eat / Homemade Dog Food
Carrots- What dogs can eat? Dogs can eat both without cooked and cooked carrots. It is good in carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants . Also carrots have less amount of fat and calories, which does not make them more fat
Apples- Apples are also healthy and and have low calories. It is beneficial if apples are only 10% of dogs daily calories. Since apples are good source of fiber, it can help in regulation of dogs digestion
Peanut butter- Peanut bitter that does not xylitol can be eaten by dogs. It you cant to feed him regularly with it try to give him natural and unsalted peanut butter.It can also make dogs gain weight since it has large amount of fats an calories.
Rice- If your dog in not fat but healthy, you can add rice to dogs meal. Also feeding rice is more economical. It is excellent source of carbohydrates niacin, calcium, vitamin D, fiber, thiamine, iron and riboflavin. But if your dog has gastrointestinal issues brown rice should not be given to dogs.
Eggs- You should provide dogs cooked eggs thus adding nutrients like protein, riboflavin, and selenium , however raw eggs is not recommended since it can effect the health of their skin and coat. For small dogs feed one or two eggs a week and medium once can have two to three eggs a week.
Salty food- It is not advised to give salty food to dogs crisps and savoury biscuits . Ideal amount of salt dogs can take is between 0.24g/100g and 1.4g/100g. Adding larger amount that recommended can cause problems to dogs like dehydration or some more serious conditions.
Blueberries- Dogs can eat blueberries since they are nutritious having large amount of antioxidants along with vitamins, minerals and fiber. You can give your dog a crunchy treat by giving him frozen blueberries.
Popcorn- What dogs can eat? Popcorn can be a nice occasional treats for your dogs. It should only be given in moderate amounts and should not contain oil, butter, salt, cheese and other toppings because it can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, and weight gain.
Pineapple- Raw pineapples given in small amounts is a good snack for dogs. Al-tough canned once should be avoided but freezed pineapples can be a delicious treat.Again any dog treat should not exceed 1/10th of your dogs calorie intake. You can feed you dogs in-between meals and when awarding a treat for good behavior.
Watermelon- Dogs can eat watermelon but without seeds since seeds could cause blockage in intestines. Try to serve 50-60 grams of watermelon depending upon the size of the dog. the fruit contains 92% water so it is refreshing on a hot day.
Bread- Dogs can eat both plain white and whole grain breads occasionally, but make sure they dont have any allergies. The quantity on bread should not exceed 5% of dogs total food intake.
Corn- Corn is a major ingredient in many dog food and is a good source vitamins and minerals. You should make sure your dog is not allergic before feeding her corn. It is a source of highly digestible carbohydrate, mainly fatty acids and proteins
Tomatoes- You can give a treat of tomatoes to dogs occasionally but it should be riped. Toxin called solanine is present in green parts of tomato including stem and vines, which if taken in small amount dont harm dogs. Thus large quantities can harm dogs.
Broccoli- Most veterinarians believe that dogs can eat moderate amount of raw or cooked broccoli. It is a low calorie vegetable but contains large amount of nutrients.However if eaten too much may cause digestive problems
Chicken- To add some extra protein in their diet , you can add chicken pieces into the bowl. It can also be used as substitution for dog food as well. But you need to be careful because some dogs are allergic to it. Check your dogs type before feeding
Yogurt- Yogurt if having active bacteria are good for your pets digestive system.You can use 1-3 tablespoon, after feeding or several times a week depending upon the dogs size. Plain yogurt is more useful for dog because it noes to contains added sugar.