Tuesday, October 14, 2014

3 Ways a Dog Can Stay Healthy Happy #GetHealthyHappy

Hello pals!  Dr. Oz the Terrier here with my final post in the Hill's Science Diet  "Healthier Pets. Happier Lives." campaign.  You may recall, we have been discussing the importance of preventative health and care and how, together, we can make all pets live healthier and happier lives.

As pets, we rely on our pet parents to make healthy decisions for us - it's not like we can drive ourselves to the vet office or to the local pet store.  That's why I have been sharing some of the great resources on holistic approaches to dog care provided by Hill's.  Let's recap, shall we?

3 Ways a Dog Can  Stay Healthy Happy

According to the American Pet Products Association's National Pet Owner Survey for 2013-14, 26% of dog owners do not visit the vet until their pet is sick.  This is unfortunate.  "Annual checkups also allow your vet to more easily spot problems at their earliest stages, when they can often be handled simply and cost effectively."  -- Dr. Ashley Gallagher, veterinarian, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington, D.C.

Proper nutrition is an essential part of maintaining  your pet's health.  To help you find a healthy dog food that is right for you, you must consider some important factors about your dog as well as the food including:
  • Your dog's lifestage;
  • Your dog's activity level
  • Look for the AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement; and
  • Consider allergies and intolerances.

The little extras are those special moments that allow you to bond with your dog.  These moments provide your dog with the mental stimulation and fulfillment that they need to lead a healthy, happy life.  So be sure to Play, Groom, Give Little Treats and Love your dog.

I think we would all agree that a Healthy Dog is a Happy Dog which is why your pet's health is so important.  Regular vet checkups, proper nutrition at mealtime and those little extras are essential to keeping your pet healthy as well as happy.

How do you stay healthy and happy?

Post Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Hill's.  I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill's® Science Diet® Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.™, but Oz the Terrier only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.  Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.


  1. Dr Oz we love that saying about diet like clothes should be tailored to you. Nice one and we so agree that healthy=happy. Looking well professional my fine friend. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. There you are - we were just wondering why we hadn't seen you/ You are looking super cute today Dr Oz.

  3. Dogtor OZ.... this is a very impawtant post... We go fur our annual check up in late March... We like going then beclaws we are not Sick or Hurt and it helps us Not to be Scared when we HAVE to go fur one of those reasons. Plus it keeps us in good shape and makes sure we have all of our shots and our Flea and Tick and Heartworm medicines all set and ready...
    YEP, Dogtor OZ... this is a super impawtant post. Gotta stay Healthy and Well. So we can chase the Chickens of the Trees... RIGHT?

  4. Great post Oz, 3 things what make our life better. I agree I forget the fruit, my vet is not really cute butt his Boxer girls is super cute... bet she loves me, she always runs away when I come... that's a secret sign, huh?

  5. I better get the fruit. I wouldn't call my vet cute.

  6. Outstand advise again Dr. Oz. I went to the vet two weeks ago to update my shots and get my check up. I'm with Kyla I better stick with the fruit if you know what I'm barking about.

    Aroo to you,

  7. Great post Oz! Our peeps are very good about taking us for our check ups, and feeding us good food and paying attention to our weight. That is hard for a pug to watch their weight but it helps to keep us healthy.
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  8. We agree with effurything you are saying Oz!! Our whole pack (pawrents too!) try to eat healthy and get daily exercises!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. Little extras like fetching! Great advice!

    Your Super Doodz Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. Oz, you make a furry cutesie dogter! WOL! Wooooooowooooooo, Ku

  11. Love those first two quotes. Super cute post!

  12. I love Dr. Oz! Great tips for making our pets #GetHealthyStayHealthy ♥ Please contact me about Halloween. ☺

  13. More wonderful tips from my fav doc!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  14. Lots of playing, good food and treats, and most of all, love!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. Bravo Dr. Oz! Sad to see your Dr. series is over... although I have a feeling that Dr. Oz will be back :)

  16. Brown dawgs vote for little extras!


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