10 Things Your Dog Should Be Doing Every Single Day

It’s a no-brainer that your pup needs to eat every day, but determining the appropriate quantity of food is a bit more involved.

Eating

Just like for humans, dogs should consume fresh water every single day and throughout the day.

Drinking water

There’s a variance in how often your dog will urinate, but they should be going three to five times throughout the day.

Urinating

In general, most dogs will poop one to two times per day. That said, much of the same advice that applies to peeing also applies to how often your dog poops, and there’s a direct correlation between how much food is being consumed and the quality of said food.

Pooping

Though oral health often gets side-stepped when it comes to our fur companions, it’s extremely important. It’s also one of the easiest things you can do to promote their overall body health

Brushing its teeth

“At a minimum, dogs should get 30 to 45 minutes of exercise every single day,” says Devereaux.

Exercising

On that note, another thing your dog should be doing every day is getting his or her fair share of mental stimulation.

Mentally stimulating activities

In addition to good old exercise and brain-engaging activities, your pet could benefit from consistent cuddles.

Cuddling

In addition to ensuring that they look beautiful, grooming your dog daily is a great way to bond and to keep up on their general physical health.

Grooming their fur

This isn’t a well-studied topic, notes Winch, so it’s important to note that our understanding is largely anecdotal.

Sleeping