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The 8 vitality signs of a healthy, happy dog

labradoodle puppies

Some of you may have read this article recently published in USATODAY and written by Country Living. I felt it was good enough to re-publish.

A new survey conducted by Iams has found that two thirds of Brits believe their pets are living longer, healthier and happier lives because of the love they show them.

The findings confirm that we are indeed a nation of animal lovers, with 69% of pet owners claiming the most important thing to do for our pets is shower them with love — including cuddles and tummy tickles.Some even believe that it could help their pets live up to three years longer.

Meanwhile, the research also found that over half of owners believe the most important contribution to their pet’s happiness and wellbeing is a fit heart, while one in five also think a strong immune system helps, in addition to shiny fur.

To accompany this study, the team at Iams also uncovered eight vitality signs for your pet’s health. These include…

  1. Healthy heart
  2. Healthy skin and shiny coat
  3. Strong immune system
  4. Healthy digestion
  5. Strong muscles
  6. Strong, healthy teeth
  7. Strong bones (for dogs)
  8. Healthy urinary tract (for cats)

“Most of us are familiar with vital signs: temperature, pulse and respiration, but it would help our pets if we were also familiar with the ‘vitality signs.’ Keeping a close eye on these will help us keep our pets in tip top condition, healthy and happy,” Kellie Ceccarelli, IAMS Veterinary Manager and Pet Nutrition Expert says.

“Pet owners have a unique bond with their pets, understanding their moods and funny little ways. But even though the bonds are very close, even the most caring owner can miss important ‘clues’ about the health and happiness of their pet if they don’t keep a watchful eye on their vitality signs.”

Elsewhere in the study, research uncovered that some owners do struggle to identify signs that their pets are sad. A quarter of respondents admitted they struggle to tell why their pet is unhappy, while 47% of those polled admitted that if their pet is unhappy, they are unhappy too.

Best labradoodle breeder

best labradoodle breeder

If you are looking to add a Labradoodle or any dog to your family obviously you would want to do your research. Perhaps you may want to make a list of important questions you would like to ask the doodle breeder. First of all, if you cannot get a hold of the breeder that is where your search should end. Second, if you get a hold of the breeder but they won’t let you visit unless you purchase a puppy then that should also be the end. If you get a hold of them and you visit then take a look around.

What to look for

Is it clean?

Do the puppies get plenty of exercise?

Do the puppies have interaction with the family?

Are the parents available to meet?

What is the temperament of the parents?

What kind of food does the breeder feed their puppies?

Do the parents look healthy?

Don’t be fooled

Documentation stating the puppies and the parents are healthy can be doctored especially with a friend that is a vet. Use your observation. Health guarantees also aren’t always reliable. If you have a problem you may never speak to the breeder again once you pay them. Even if you do, most live half way across the country and will expect you to bring the puppy to them or to their vet friend to be inspected. So health guarantees don’t always mean a lot.

Sandpoint Doodles

What you will notice:

Tanya is always available to answer your questions

The 10 acre ranch give the puppies plenty of room to roam

All the parents are on site all the time

No cages or kennels

All dogs are in perfect health

Family interaction is a must

The knowledge of dogs and training ability can not be beat

Hand delivered puppies from birth

Essential oils used in cleaning