All pup paw-rents know that a heathy Furr Baby is a happy Furr Baby, so taking good care of your dog’s wellbeing is vital to ensuring they live a long and healthy life. In our latest blog post, founder of Furr Boost and expert in dog health and wellbeing, Louise Toal, shares some top tips to pampering your pooch so that they look and feel their best all year round.
Feed them quality pet food
Just like us humans, dogs are what they eat, and a healthy exterior begins from within. The secret to maintaining good health starts with a natural, balanced diet and plenty of hydration.
Yet, many standard dog food recipes are high in carbohydrates but low in protein, so your furry friend might not be getting all of the nutrients and lean protein they need to thrive. Make sure you check the labels of your dog food carefully and always opt for the best quality food you can buy.
Don’t forget to encourage your dog to drink plenty of water, too! If you have a fussy Furr Baby or worry they don’t drink enough, try a delicious dog drink like Furr Boost to complement their daily water intake.
A favourite among even the fussiest of our four-legged friends, Furr Boost is a supercharged smoothie available in three delicious doggy flavours – beef, broccoli and blueberry; chicken, butternut squash and cranberry; and pork, sweet potato and apple.
As well as the all-impawtent main ingredients, each flavour also contains a host of natural added vitamins and minerals to aid healthy digestion, including chicory root extract which acts as a prebiotic, yeast beta glucan to support the immune system, vitamin B for a healthy metabolism and immune system, and vitamin C as an antioxidant.
Each flavour of Furr Boost is also packed full of added natural oils from ingredients like salmon and coconut, plus flaxseed and dried sea kelp to keep skin hydrated and coats glossy, so they’ll look as healthy as they feel.
A shiny coat and hydrated skin not only mean that your Furr Baby looks picture-perfect but is also vital for keeping viruses and bacteria at bay, protecting dogs’ internal organs, maintaining a standard body temperature and helping wounds heal quickly – not to mention improving dry and flaky skin.
Pamper your pooch regularly
You can’t beat a bit of self-care, and your pooch will love a pamper just as much as you do! Establishing a good grooming regime will make sure they stay looking (and smelling!) fresh and can help them avoid a host of health problems too. Neglecting grooming can cause issues like ear infections, uncomfortably long nails, and not to mention that dreaded doggy pong!
Ensure you have a gentle dog shampoo on hand for post muddy walkes, such as Sniffe and Likkit’s Fragrant Fur Coat, which provides a 3 in 1 brightening and conditioning shampoo to leave your pooch looking fresh and smelling even fresher!
If your dog isn’t a fan of bath time, opt for a dry shampoo product designed especially for pooches, such as Sniffe and Likkit’s No Rinse Charming, to provide a 100% natural, no-rinse powder shower to draw out dirt and leave coats silky soft.
We also recommend having a variety of brushes at home for every grooming need – slicker brushes, rake brushes, bristle brushes and pin brushes all serve their own pampering purpose!
As well as regular at-home self-case sessions, visiting a professional groomer for nail and coat trims every once in a while is essential. This will depend on your dog’s breed, of course, but once a month is usually recommended for breeds with long or curly coats.
Don’t forget dental hygiene, too! Lack of good hygiene is the main cause of many oral diseases in dogs, so be sure you invest in a pet-friendly toothpaste or opt for a veterinary-approved dental chew if your dog won’t tolerate a toothbrush.
Furr Boost is available to buy online in multipacks which contain eight 200ml cartons of each flavour for £16 New customers with particularly fussy fur babies might like to try the introduction taster pack which includes one 200ml carton of each flavour for £5.99. All orders over £20 are delivered free of charge.
For more information, and to help keep your pooch hydrated this summer please visit https://furrboost.com/.