Tip of the Day: How Can You Boost Your Dog's Immune System?

How Can You Boost Your Dog's Immune System?

March 25, 2011 — -- • Feed your dog a complete and balanced food that contains antioxidants.

• Avoid exposure to toxins and chemicals as much as possible.

• Don't expose your pet to second hand cigarette smoke.

• Give your pet a healthy varied diet -- making sure to include lots of meat, fresh vegetables and fruit.

• As always, lots of exercise -- the benefits are multiple both for you and your pet!

• If going to boarding kennels causes your pet undue stress, consider investigating other options. Stress can weaken your pet's immune system and make him/her more susceptible to infection.

• Talk to a holistic vet before immunizing your pet. Over-vaccination may stress the immune system unnecessarily.

• Should your pet contract an illness, be a considerate pet owner and keep your coughing furry companion away from other pets.

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