Our household would not be the same without our fur baby Ikaika. He’s a little rascal and when the boys are not home, he takes the place of them needing my undivided attention all the time, but he is our family. Because he is so important to us, like with any other person in our family, we want to make sure that he is not only happy but healthy. Today I am sharing with you a few wellness tips and a great treat that Ikaika has been loving from Milk-Bone.
According to the Milk-Bone Human Canine Health Study, a survey of 3000 U.S. dog parents conducted by Milk-Bone brand dog treats – pet parents who include their pups in family health routines lead healthier lives themselves. As I always say – a pet is more than just a pet, but a part of the family so we treat our animals the same as we do our children… like they are family. That goes with good hygiene, teeth cleaning, grooming, exercise and more. In fact, 55% of dog parents say their lives are “full of happiness and joy,” compared to 39% of non-dog parents.
Four tips to ensure that the entire family – including Fido – is healthy and well?
51% of dog parents say they get more exercise because of their dog — but 1 out of 3 pet parents wish their dog would get more physical activity
TIP #1: Turn your pups’ morning or evening walking session into a fun, impromptu workout session for the entire family, so both you and Fido will get your daily fit fix.
1 out of 3 pet parents are concerned their dog isn’t getting enough of the nutrients they need.
TIP #2: Start every day with a vitamin routine for the whole family. Your pup’s should include nutrients not found in most dog foods, like Glucosamine to support healthy joints or DHA to supplement overall wellness, which Milk–Bone’s Good Morning Daily Vitamin Treats provide.
PETTING SESSION CHECK-UPS
Pet parents conduct “well puppy” check-ups, as they would with their child. If a dog is rubbing his eyes, or has oily spots or bumps in his fur, something could be wrong.
TIP #3: Use fun petting sessions to give your dog a quick look over for possible health ailments, like gently rubbing the bottom of his foot pads for sores.
A FAMILY RITUAL:
57% of dog parents who also have children involve the kids in their doggy caring care routines, with most reporting that it teaches them good life habits and responsibility.
TIP #4: Your pup needs just as much attention and care as you and your children. When it’s time for your kids to brush their teeth, brush his teeth too (or give him Milk–BoneBrushing Chews).
I love that I always have a partner for exercise and Ikaika is always ready for a run. Having had large dogs before in the past, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel has been quite a change in lifestyle but having Ikaika as a part of our family has been wonderful. I grew up knowing that a bond between a dog and their human is unending and that has been proven to me so many times, I couldn’t count. While there are so many products on the market today, a favorite in our household is Milk-Bone, a brand we have used and enjoyed over the years and consistently feed our furry friends. Whether it be for brushing your furry friend’s teeth or providing vitamins, these are all essential things to include in their daily life and activity.
Ikaika absolutely loves the Milk-Bone Good Morning Daily Vitamin Treats, they are soft and easy to chew for his little teeth but also are a great source of vitamins for our furry baby. The brushing chews come in different sizes for your pets weight and are great to help with fresh breath as well as keeping your dog’s teeth clean. These are some of our favorite treats for Ikaika and he loves them too.
Statistics don’t lie and since our fur friends are a part of our family, we should treat them as such with treats and vitamins to keep them healthy and doing well. Milk-Bone offers such a wide variety of goodies for your pet which you can find here: http://bit.ly/MBGood-morning. Treat your fur family members with some goodies to help keep them healthy and don’t forget to pet them constantly.
Disclaimer: Some of the products mentioned and discussed in this post were sent to me for feature purposes. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products. Affiliate links are posted through out.