5 Tips to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy.

1. Exercise

Keeping your dog healthy and happy requires more than just a healthy diet and regular visits to the vet. Exercising your dog regularly is equally important in order to tone the muscles, encourage the body and metabolism to function well, stimulate the brain, promote good behavior, and increase socialization.

The amount of exercise a dog requires daily to stay healthy depends on many different factors, such as breed, age, size, body type, and overall health. A general rule of thumb is that dogs should get between 30 minutes and 2 hours of exercise every day. Larger breed dogs, like retrievers, collies, shepherds, will need the most exercise; while smaller and toy breed dogs, like terriers, Maltese's, don't require as much daily physical activity. Furthermore, short-nosed (flat-faced) breeds, also known as brachycephalic breeds, like bulldogs and pugs do not need a significant amount of daily exercise.

2. Stimulate Mind

A mentally stimulated dog is a healthy….and happy dog.

Physical exercise is great and as stated above is necessary for a dog, but it’s only half of the equation. Your dog also needs mental exercise. Dogs that don’t get challenged mentally will often start to act out around the house out of boredom. This might involve them chewing on things, scratching up furniture, digging up plants or barking excessively. With regular mental exercise, your dog will be much less bored and less likely to get into trouble. Mental stimulation is especially important for senior dogs. As dogs age, their cognitive abilities start to fade, resulting in confusion, memory loss and a lack of awareness. Challenging your dog’s brain can help fight against this decay, keeping them smart and sprightly for much longer.


Work on a new trick


Play with interactive games or toys with your dog.


Run errands with your dog 


Introduce your dog to new faces


Give your dog a job to do


Give them new toys and rotate out the old ones.

3. Regular Grooming

Most of us get haircuts to look better, feel better, or to simply get a fresh start in life. But for dogs, proper hair hygiene is essential; failure to groom them regularly can have serious health consequences.

Brushing your dog ventilates their coat, helping it grow healthy and strong and takes away old and damaged hair. Grooming also ensures that your dog’s skin can breathe and keeps down the level of grease in their coat. Too much grease can block pores and cause irritation and all sorts of skin problems.

Regular grooming can be as important as bringing your dog to the vet for regular checkups ….It’s maintaining the well-being of your four-legged loved one.

Regular grooming can be as important as bringing your dog to the vet for regular checkups ….It’s maintaining the well-being of your four-legged loved one.

Grooming provides the opportunity to look for signs of trouble beneath the furry surface.

While grooming you can often discover health issues before you know they exist, including cysts, bad skin conditions, and ear infections—all of which can hide under fur.

4. Love and Affection 

Love is one of the greatest gifts we can share with our dogs. Dogs are affectionate animals.  

When it comes to showing love to our dogs, remember the two “T’s” – Touch and Time.

Touch means a lot to them petting, hugging, brushing and rubbing brings them so much joy they can hardly hold back their excitement and appreciation.

Also, time is so important. Taking time each day to give them some of your undivided attention will go a long way in increasing their long-term well-being.

5. Nutrition

The most common problems veterinarians see today are related to a lack of quality nutrition. Exceptional dog owners understand the nutritional needs of their furry family member. This can be tough because it requires constant learning and seeking information that isn’t always obvious.

Dog food labels can be confusing and sometimes misleading. Even expensive pet food brands often fall short in providing the crucial vitamins and minerals a dog needs.

Leaving them vulnerable to disease, disability, and a variety of degenerative conditions. Which, if not corrected early, can lead to unnecessary and costly trips to the veterinarian. 

With so many options for pet health, it’s hard to know what is the best choice. 

There is a clear and better way – a way to ensure your furry friend receives 100% of their nutritional needs.

A way to help them to grow healthy and strong. 

A way to help them remain vibrant and active throughout their entire life.  

We at LifeStages Pet Nutrition have made it easy for pet parents by taking all of the guesswork out of pet nutrition. From puppy… to adult … to advanced age, our formulas are specifically tailored to achieve and maintain optimum health at every stage of your dog’s life.

As mentioned at the beginning of this section, diet plays a vital role in the health of your dog most health problems causing our dogs to suffer are directly related to their diet. Dog food takes care of some of the needs, but there are still some key components that are missing. A wide nutritional gap

LifeStages Pet Nutrition fills that gap. Our nutrient-dense formulas are packed with all-natural, organic superfoods, health promoting enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, Omega-3 fats, and antioxidants.

We brought together a licensed veterinarian and a pet nutritionist to incorporate condition-specific ingredients that help prevent and protect from the most common health issues encountered at each stage of your dog’s life. No stone was left unturned.

You can be confident that our formulas include high-quality, clinically-proven, human-grade ingredients that have been purely-sourced from regions around the world to provide your loyal loved one the very best possible health benefits.

All ingredients are clearly identified on the label, easy to understand, and never with any artificial flavors or additives.

This is nutrition you can trust to grow with your dog through all of its life stages.

So, how do you use LifeStages Pet Nutrition? Simply sprinkle the powder over the top of your dog’s regular food, wet or dry....It's as simple as that.