Woman’s best friend
The benefits of owning a dog are many, with the humble hound often credited for decreased stress levels, better fitness and improved wellness in those of us who have a dog in our life.
If you’re thinking about getting a dog, what are you waiting for? Dogs are great company and the world’s your oyster when it comes to ways to hang out together. Go for a run together if you’re feeling energetic or take a brisk walk around the park. And, when you’re home from a workout, nobody’s happier to hang out on the couch with you than your dog. They live in the moment, veering from sheer joy when the action’s on, to hard-core relaxation when it’s time to chill.
Your wing-dog can help you start every day with some fresh air, and if morning walkies or a jog are your thing, your pooch will come to look forward to it and can even offer some extra motivation when you need it.
Your training aside, your dog’s training is also important. If you take your dog to off-leash areas or around busy roads, it’s vital you have control of your pup, for its own safety. Teaching them the basic command “come” is a good start, so that when you want your dog to come to you, they listen and respond.
Take a look at our training video to teach your dog to “come”, featuring Dr Lisa Chimes and Sam Wood and try it at home.
Protect their health
Training is a great way to help protect your dog from running across roads or getting into trouble, but looking after your dog’s health on the inside and outside is also important. Dogs are susceptible to four major parasite groups – fleas, ticks, heartworm and intestinal worms and, if left untreated, some of these can lead to serious illness or even death.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get the ball rolling and help protect them from these nasties. With NexGard Spectra®, your dog will receive the most complete parasite protection available in one tasty beef-flavoured chew that your dog will think is a treat! No more worrying about messy liquids on their skin or tablets they can spit out.
Given monthly, NexGard Spectra® is suitable from just eight weeks of age, so it’s ideal for puppies right through to seniors. All you need to do is choose the one that matches your dog, with chews available to treat dogs weighing from 2kg to 60kg, and in your choice of 1, 3 or 6 month protection pack. (Single pack only available from veterinarians.)
To find out which NexGard Spectra® is right for your dog, and to learn more, visit the website at nexgardspectra.com.au
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