Dogs typically love to play and are very active. They are constantly on the move unless they are sleeping or unwell. Keeping a dog active entails keeping it happy and healthy. Therefore, you must do a couple of things to ensure that it is taken care of all round.
One, make sure that you provide your dog with the food that it deserves. Just like human beings, dogs require food to keep their energy levels adequate. Lack of adequate energy makes them want to save energy by laying back. They also feel uncomfortable when they are hungry and restrain their activity to avoid making their situation worse.
Make sure that you feed your dog with appropriate food. Your dog’s food must contain all the necessary nutrients recommended for their proper development. Avoid giving your dog food items that cause them discomfort by troubling their digestive system or cause allergic reactions, etc.
Two, Make sure that your dog is physically fit. Make sure that you safeguard your dog against ailments and injuries. Dogs usually engage with their environment minimally when they are sick to give themselves a chance to get better. Regularly check your dog’s health with a vet to enhance its wellness. When it becomes unwell, get it medical attention promptly to minimize the time in which it stays uncomfortable and avoid compromising its health further.
Another major focus point for your dog’s fitness in terms of activeness is its physical capabilities, especially its legs. When a dog is physically challenged, it interacts with its environment on the minimal during its recovery period. As you exercise your dog, make sure that you do not surpass its potential in a harmful way. Giving your dog more than it can handle makes it stay resigned to gain back its strength and store energy for more activity.
Take care of its paws well to allow it to move about with comfort. Look out for any items like broken glass, metal filing, and some types of grass seeds that can harm your dog’s paws. Avoid taking your dog out when the sun is too hot to prevent burning its paws on the sidewalks. Get rid of bacteria that may develop on your dog’s paws when it sweats a lot or walks on bacteria filled items. Also, trim your dog’s toenails to prevent ingrowing toenails that could cause pain and infections.
Three, keep your dog engaged. Dogs stay connected to themselves and respond to the various elements in their environment. Whenever your dog feels like you are not interested in it, it keeps a distance between the two of you. When you engage your dog in activities like playtime, you make your dog interested in you and looks forward to spending time with you. Also, give it play items like bones to keep it busy.