Dr Oz: Dog Health
Dr Oz said he would do anything for his dog Rosie, and many of us who have dogs agree that our Dog’s Health could not be more important to us! Doctor Oz brought onto his show a Bulldog named Larry who is in need of a major health makeover, like many of our pets. Larry is an overweight Bulldog who suffers from super dry skin and bad breath that just will not go away. His family said that he is playful and has a great personality, but he is really lazy and does not even fetch a ball when it is thrown. Plus, he sits at the table with his family and eats whatever they eat. Jeff Werber D.V.M. said that it is all about preventing your dog from getting overweight.
Dr Oz: How To Measure Dog’s Waist
Dr Oz sent Larry the Bulldog to the Truth Tube and found out that he weighs 60 pounds and has a waist size of 28″. In case you do not know how to measure your dog’s waist size, I did a bit of research and found that you want to measure a dog’s waist in front of his or her hind legs and go all the way around the circumference of the waist.
Dr Oz: Dog Health Exams Twice a Year
Jeff Werber said that dogs need Health Exams more regularly than you probably think. Many owners take their dog to see the vet once a year for a checkup and for shots, but you should really go twice a year. Also, vaccinations for dogs are not one size fits all. It depends on where you live, so make sure to check with your vet at your appointments two times every year.
Dr Oz: Dog Exercise
Werber said that exercise is crucial for dogs, and they really need to get some exercise for 15-20 minutes twice per day. This will help keep your dog’s heart healthy and fight against obesity. Plus, it is a great bonding opportunity for you and your pup!
Dr Oz: Dog Nutrition
Werber said that Pedigree Dog Food has discovered four universal needs of all dogs, which is as follows:
1. Dog Skin and Coat – you can see if your dog has dry skin that is itchy and flaky. You can help avoid this by getting a Dog Food like Pedigree that has Zinc in it.
2. Dog Oral Health – brush your dogs teeth and try to make it as fun as you can. Pedigree Dog Food has a firm texture that encourages your dog to chew more, which helps to keep their teeth clean.
3. Immunity – you should look for a food that is packed with antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C etc. because this will help to fight free radicals.
4. Digestibility – you want a Dog Food that has an optimal level of insoluble and soluble fiber for your dog, like the balance found in Pedigree Dog Food.
Dr Oz gave everyone in his audience a Pedigree Dog Care Package!