Last week I told you it was time for my annual check up. I love Dr. Nancy. She has been my doctor since I first came to live at my forever home and she was the doctor for all the dogs who lived here before.
Doctors are good people to see when you are sick but being sick is no fun so, I try not to get sick. I do lots of things to help me not get sick. Eating good food, drinking lots of clean water, getting plenty of exercise and knowing about other kinds of doctors and medicines are all good ways to stay healthy.
There are lots of different foods for dogs. Some are better than others. I eat Wellness Core because of what it has in it and also what it doesn't have in it. Meat and veggies (except corn) are good but even though I LOVE cookies, grains are not that good for dogs so I don't eat many grains.
Clean water is also very important. My water bowl is kept filled with clean water. By clean, I mean not just no dirt but no chemicals either. Our water comes from a well so it doesn't get treated with chemicals like regular tap water.
Chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, Reiki masters, and holisitic vets are some people who help us stay healthy.
Dogs, especially when they get older and get arthritis, or if they do extreme sports like agility, see chiropractors and get massages. Acupuncture is very helpful in treating lots of things like allergies, epilepsy and even paralysis.
Mom and Dad see a chiropractor cuz they work hard and get out of shape and Mom visits her acupuncturist all the time so she doesn't have chronic pain. So I know if if I get arthritis or something, they will find the right people to help me get better.
That's what I do to stay healthy. What do you do?