Whether you are researching if it is time for a new family member or just trying to brush up on dog lifestyle tips, here are 10 tips to make your dog happy and healthy!

Ten Tips to Make your Dog’s Life Happy & Healthy
 by Pam Flowers

Provide adequate shelter
Supply clean, dry bedding
Provide clean, fresh water
Feed a high-quality pet food
Maintain proper body weight
Exercise your dog regularly
Play with your dog daily
Take your dog to the vet at least once a year
Keep your dog under control at all times
Give your dog a purpose
You can easily tell if your dog is getting the right amount of exercise by noting what the dog does when you are finished. If the dog falls over and sleeps for the rest of the day, you probably overdid it. If she runs up to you with her favorite ball and wants to play fetch, well maybe you should throw the ball until she uses up some more energy. If she wants to rest and take a short nap, you’ve found the right amount of exercise for your dog.