Did you know that keeping your dog healthy is just as important as any other member of the family? A recent study by Milk-Bone shows that dog-loving families are more fit and healthy overall. The study, the "Milk-Bone Human-Canine Health Study" surveyed more than 3,000 U.S. dog parents and it is proven that humans and dogs positively impact each other's health. See more of the findings below:
24% of pet parents give their dog vitamins, food or treats at the same time that they eat or take vitamins.
45% of do parents report being "active, fit and healthy" versus 29% of non-dog parents
44% of dog parents have a "healthy structure and daily routine" compared to 33% of non-dog parents
1 our of 3 are concerned that he's not getting enough of the nutrients he needs - especially given that nutrients are missing from most dog foods
1 out of 3 dog parents want their dog to get more physical activity than he's getting right now
55% of dog parents say their lives are “full of happiness and joy” compared to 39% of non-dog lovers.
54% of dog parents report “feeling loved” while only 35% of non-dog parents do.
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.
>> PUPPY NUTRIENTS
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-Bone Brushing Chews).
We were so excited to get a great bunch of Milk-Bone goodies to try out. We had such great stuff that we even shared with my sisters Bulldog and she was super stoked about the products, especially the Vitamin Treats.
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