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Tips For a Pet's Healthy Lifestyle

Tips For a Pet's Healthy Lifestyle

We all want to live happy and healthy lifestyles, but it's not always that easy for pets. They don't have the luxury of being able to go to the gym or take walks alone. That's where we come in! If you're looking for ways to improve your pet's lifestyle and help them stay healthy, we have put together a few helpful tips:


You've heard it before exercise is good for you. It helps keep your body healthy, and it's also beneficial to the mind. Exercise can even have a positive effect on your pet's health too, by helping to keep them healthy, happy, and active during every stage of their life. Want 6 good reasons to walk your dog? Check out this post.

Just like humans, dogs need physical activity to be well-rounded individuals. We all know that dogs love playing fetch or tugging on their favourite toy—but did you know that these activities help strengthen their muscles? The same goes for walking around town or going on adventures; both provide opportunities for your dog to get some exercise while also enjoying new environments that stimulate both its senses sight and sound as well as that all important sense of smell.

Lady walking multiple breeds of dogs on leads


You may be surprised to learn that your pet can get sunburned. It's true: Pets can feel pain and discomfort from UV rays just like you, but because dogs and cats are covered in fur or hair and don't sweat, they aren't able to protect themselves from the sun. They also don't have any idea how dangerous it is for them! The good news is, there are plenty of options out there for pets now. You can buy sunscreen at most pet stores or online, just make sure the product has SPF 15 or higher.


In addition to living a healthy lifestyle, you can also help your pet live a healthy life but ensuring the food you are giving them is high quality and nutritious. Do some of your own research online or talk with your vet about what type of food is best for them. You may even want to get inspired by online recipes and healthy home cooked meals that they can eat as well. It's your job to take care of your pet, so do your best to give them a high-quality brand from a trusted source. This will ensure that your pet is getting all the nutrients needed for optimum health.

Cat yawning in bed sheets


This one is a no brainer, and honestly if you're reading this blog post, get ready for a bit of shameless plug for Good Dog Co. Parasites are nasty little creatures that bring with them a whole host of risk factors, not only for your pet, but for you and your home as well. By choosing and staying up to date with a Protection Plan that offers all-inclusive coverage against fleas, ticks, intestinal worms and heartworms, you’ll rest easy with the peace of mind that your best friend can live a full, happy and healthy life while still having fun and exploring the world around them! Don’t wait for your pet to become sick before you start caring about their health. Prevention is always better than trying to find a cure, especially when it comes to the things we love the most. 

Bog looking out the window


Recent Australian research has discovered that human and animal co-sleeping is not new, we’ve been doing it for ages. Cats are the most frequent bed visitors, research shows, closely followed by dogs – most commonly smaller breeds. Dogs and cats like to be in bed with us because it's warm, cosy and they associate it with affection and company. If snuggling up to your pooch is not your thing, you could try setting set up a designated bed on the floor in your bedroom. This way they know exactly where their spot will be every night and they can sleep soundly knowing you are close-by.


Indoor plants, harsh cleaning products, aerosol sprays and other everyday products can be dangerous to your pet, and you for that matter. Make sure to check the ingredients in products you use at home and opt for natural options where possible. Wash your pet’s bowls regularly and keep their bedding clean. Remember to only use mild laundry detergent too, the smell of your favourite fabric softener could actually ruin their day.

Pet sitting in front of couch


Maintaining a healthy weight is just as important for pets as it is for people. If your pet weighs too much or too little, they may be at risk of developing health problems later in life. Feed your pet their recommended food everyday and do your best to be treat wise! To help your pet achieve the optimal weight range, speak to your vet about their diet and how to help them achieve and maintain the desired goal.

Girl cuddling brown dog


Scheduling our own health check-ups, are a priority for us - so don’t forget to do the same thing for your beloved pet. A regular visit to your vet is a great way to support preventative care and most importantly be aware of any life-threatening illnesses through early detection. Routine checks also mean you can keep up to date your pet’s vaccinations and even though they hate it, they will get a treat for getting their skin, teeth and ears checked. It will also give you an opportunity to brag to your vet about how organised you are with their monthly parasite prevention, thanks to us!

As a pet owner, it's our responsibility to ensure our best mate's lead a happy, healthy and fun filled life. Their adoring faces and happy tail wags every-time they see you will say all the thank yous, you need for years to come.