With their boundless energy and beautiful natures, it is no surprise that more and more Kelpies, Border Collies, Cattle Dogs and Australian Shepherds are finding their way into homes and into our hearts.
And as any owner of a working breed dog can tell you, they are truly special dogs.
With this in mind, we thought we would share our top product picks to help look after your working breed dogs.
Waterproof Flea and Tick Protection
If you own an active dog, there is a good chance you are out and about spending time in the great outdoors with your fur friend. Lots of dogs love to spend time in the water as well.
Taking all of this into account, it is important that your dog is protected against fleas and ticks with a waterproof preventative like a tasty chew.
Simparica, Bravecto Chewables, and NexGard Spectra are three chewable flea and tick preventative products available.
Simparica and NexGard Spectra are given monthly and Bravecto Chewables protects your pup against paralysis ticks for up to 4 months.
Don't Forget the Worms
Many of the flea and tick preventative products out there do include some coverage for heartworms or the common intestinal worms like roundworm, hookworm and whipworm, but it is important that you read the directions carefully to check what your dog is covered for and for how long with each product. You can view our range of worming and heartworm products by clicking on the links.
Taking Care of Senior Working Dogs
Active dogs in their senior years can often develop arthritis or joint pain. Fortunately, there is a good range of supplements on the market today that can help with alleviating and preventing joint pain. These types of supplements usually contain Omega 3 which has been proven to reduce inflammation.
PAW Osteosupport and PAW Osteocare are two products that help with everyday joint care and help to relieve arthritic symptoms in your dog. Check out our full range of dog joint care products.
Tough dogs need tough toys that can withstand the energy of a working breed dog, and the Kong Extreme range delivers. They are specifically designed for power chewers and made of a durable, natural rubber. Check out our full range of Kong toys right here.
Vitamins For Your Dog
It’s no secret that working breed dogs are full of beans. To help support energy production, B vitamins are an essential addition to their diet. An easy way to give more dogs vitamins is to feed them the right treat. VitaRapid Active Multi Daily treats for dogs are perfect for pooches with high energy levels. Find out more dog vitamins at Vet Products Direct
The Right Diet
An active dog needs a high-energy, high-protein diet to sustain its elevated energy levels.
Many quality brands produce a range of food specifically formulated to meet the needs of working dogs; we at Vet Products Direct stock a range of high protein food for working and endurance dogs.
Check out our picks below:
- Hill’s Science Diet Adult Active - for active, working, and hunting dogs
- Advance Active All Breed Dry Dog Food - a high protein/energy formula
- Eukanuba Premium Performance - for working and endurance dogs