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By Published On: December 2nd, 2009

It’s not news that the quality of food we eat affects our health. The same is true for our dogs. It is possible however to get too much of a good thing, obesity is a serious health issue which can also impact a dog’s quality of life.

Here are a few simple ways to improve your fearful dog’s health.

1. Purchase the highest quality of dog food you can afford. Research a raw food diet for your pet and the availability of raw foods in your area. You may be surprised to discover that raw foods may cost the same or less than prepared kibbles or canned food.

2. Add a probiotic to your dog’s meals. Probiotic bacteria help to synthesize certain vitamins and support the immune system.

3. Provide your dog with a high quality fish oil supplement. A deficiency of DHA, which is found in fish oil, has been linked with aggression and depression. DHA is essential for brain function.

4. Keep your dog’s weight in its normal range. An easy way to help cut calories is to use your dog’s meals as treats throughout the day.

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