Dogs, like humans, need a healthy immune system to stay healthy and fight off viruses and diseases. If your Goldendoodle’s immune system is weak, it will not protect them from viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. It can cause your pet to be very sick and cost you a lot in medical expenses. A dog’s liver is designed to produce extra enzymes that will help to detoxify their bodies when they come in contact with something that can make them sick. However, if their immune system is too weak to make this happen, their body can’t perform this process and they get worse.
Dogs with poor immune systems are more likely to be affected by the following disorders than one with a healthy immune system:
• Yeast Infections
• Food Allergies
• Ear Infections
• Slow Healing Process
Now that you know all the damage that can be done by a weak immune system, how do you go about helping your Goldendoodle be as healthy as possible? A weak immune system is normally caused by poor nutrition. Combine that with lack of exercise and stress and your pet’s immune system can become very weak.
You can help protect your pet’s immune system by providing him with a diet that contains the vitamins, nutrients and minerals needed to give the immune system a boost. Look for natural dog food that was designed for a healthy diet and try to avoid over processed foods with additives, preservatives and unhealthy chemicals. You may want to add nutritional supplements to your pet’s food that contains vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, potassium and Omega fatty acids.
Along with a proper diet make sure your Goldendoodle gets plenty of exercise and try to avoid stressful situations whenever possible. This will help him have a strong healthy immune system. Avoid over-feeding your Goldendoodle. This will not help to build the immune system but will help to create other health issues caused by obesity instead.