1. Exercise daily
Cardio is very important for heart health and the humans don’t always have time to take us for a walk. Make sure you’re getting your daily dose of exercise in, whether that means hitting the treadmill or taking laps!
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2. Eat healthy
While we would all absolutely love to eat nothing but bully sticks and filled biscuits all day, it’s not a good long-term plan. Be sure to have a balance with your meals and the amount of treats you eat per day. If you’re going to sneak some of your human’s food, be sure you’re focusing on portion control with the table scraps and avoid these 11 foods.
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3. Get plenty of sleep
Sometimes it’s just too tempting to not stay up and watch Netflix with your hooman, but you have busy days too. Who else is going to bark at the mailman or protect the house from danger? Make sure to set aside 8 hours every night to sleep and get at least a few 1-hour naps throughout the day. No excuses! Take a look at this pup that’ll fall asleep wherever as long as they meet their sleep goals.
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If you’re having a hard time finding your ideal sleep position, be sure to check out my article on The 12 Best Sleeping Positions For Any Dog.
4. Take good care of your teeth
It’s important to take care of our teeth not just to keep enjoying peanut butter filled dog bones, but to keep up other health as well. Poor dental health can affect other parts of your body as well, like your heart and liver (Petmd.com). Fear not though, dental health doesn’t just have to be vet visits and teeth brushing. There are treats, like Redbarn’s Denta Doggie, that work to keep up dental health between visits.
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5. Maintain a good work/life balance
It’s easy to get carried away with your job. After a while digging up the backyard doesn’t feel like a chore anymore, it becomes fun. It’s important to have a balance between tearing up shiny, new things and doing stuff just for you. Be sure to work time in for your friends and things that make you happy!
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