Like parenting, raising a strong and healthy dog is both an art and a science. On the one hand, you are endowed with the flexibility and creativity to cultivate a loving environment. On the other hand, there are the basic vitamins, minerals, and food sciences you need to master for an optimized diet and exercise routine. But providing the best for your doggy friends is not that complicated, nor does it need to be costly either. Here are three tips you can follow to make your dog happier and healthier:

Adequate Exercise

Exercise should be an integrated part of your dog's life. The amount and intensity of the dog's exercise, however, is dependent on the dog's age, size, and breed. According to PetMD, the exercise time can range from 30 minutes to as long as two hours. For example, "breeds in the hunting, working, or herding groups (e.g., Labrador retrievers, hounds, collies and shepherds) will need the most exercise." Plan an appropriate workout routine for your dog so it can develop a strong body and a healthy mind.

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Proper Diet

Giving your dog a proper and balanced diet is great for helping him/her to maintain a healthy body mass. Dogs that are fed with the essential nutrients are not only more energetic, but also more emotionally stable. As American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) shares, there are six essential classes of nutrients dogs need for optimum healthy living. They include water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Because the portion and frequency of feeding depends on the age and size of the dog, ASPCA recommends dog owners to do some background research so they can create a diet that is savoring and sufficient. 

Healthy Treat

Whereas the meals you give to your dog is meant to nourish your dog's body, the snacks you give throughout the day serve as "extra boosts" to fuel your dog's energy (and emotional level). Sadly, when it comes to snacks, many well-meaning dog owners fail to do their homework. Like the foods you give to your dog, dog treats are manufactured with various safety and health standards. Of course, most companies meet the minimal requirements, but are you ready to settle for the lowest expectation and risk your dog's health?

We don't think so. This is why producing quality dog chews has become the number one vision of Yeti Dog Chew. Our dog chews are 100% natural and completely odorless. Because our dog chews are made from a mixture of Yak and cow milk, it is not only safe and nutritious, but also can survive hours (not minutes) of passionate chews. Take a look at our selection of delicious (and healthy) dog chews and give your dog a hearty treat!