Keeping a pet is fun and having an awesome experience. You get to enjoy the companionship of other creatures aside from humans, and depending on what kind of pet you have, each has a different kind of personality some are bubbly, some are shy, and some are even grumpy! No matter what their personality is, our pet always remains special to us and you always find them amazing. Pet owners should return the love they are given by providing their animals with proper care. Taking care of pets is fun, yet a little hard because you have new responsibilities but you won’t mind working hard for your best four-legged friend.
Out of all the pets, dogs are the most common pet which we call to keep. It is said that a dog is a man’s best friend. They are the best friends. What’s most special about them is that they can detect a person’s sadness and will do everything to comfort their master. So it is also our own responsibility to take care of them. Here are some guides to how to take care of a dog.
- Always keep your dog in a protected and clean environment. This provides shelter from the elements and hazards, as well as good hygiene, is a basic right to a quality life.
- Provide them with fresh water in their crate as maintaining optimal hydration is important for their health and energy.
- Feed your dog with a quality diet and prevent obesity. Overweight humans and animals can adversely affect health in many ways. Follow the dietary recommendations that your veterinarian will make according to the nutritional needs of your dog, based on size, age, level of activity and breed. Remember to provide healthy treats rather than table scraps, as rewards.
- Always have your pet examined by a vet practitioner on a regular basis. Your veterinarian will provide you with the information on vaccination schedules, deworming and external parasite control. Keep a copy of your pet’s vaccination records in your home or with you when you travel. Contact your veterinarian if you believe that your pet may be ill, injured, or if something just doesn’t seem right. Your veterinarian is the expert on keeping your dog healthy. Work as a team with him or her.
- Make your dog exercise and make sure your dog gets the regular exercise needed to enable it to be fit. By being in shape, your dog will be more capable of participating in the activities that it enjoys.
- Always communicate with your dog and develop that cordial relationship that will work both for you as well as your pet. Dogs are social creatures and they need to interact with their owner. Quality time will help you get to know your dog and understand particular needs that it might have, as well enhance your ability to recognize early signs of an illness that could be developing. In addition, time spent in developing a relationship will help prevent many undesirable behavioral patterns.
- Provide training to your dog to follow simple commands. Puppy and dog training classes can be very helpful. The better your dog is at following basic and necessary commands, the greater the chances are that your dog will live a safe and long life.
- The dental care of your pet is very important. Many breeds are prone to gum disease, which can have serious implications. Infection resulting from this condition leads to premature tooth loss, and can commonly cause infections in major organs, including the heart valves.
- Keep grooming them and do nail trimming in regular intervals. Long coated dogs are prone to developing ice balls in their hair. Overgrown nails are common in elderly dogs and can make it more difficult for them to walk. In addition, such nails are much more prone to breaking, which can be quite painful.
With the help of these easy guidance, you can very well take care of your dog. It is really necessary to keep your dog healthy and robust. This not only enhances the lifespan of your dog but also develops a great relationship between you and your dog.