Have you ever owned a dog, or are you considering getting one? If the answer is yes, you should know that dog ownership can be wonderful. However, like everything else in life, owning a dog is great only if you truly understand them. Read on to find some new advice.
Make your home dog-proof. Create a safe area to bring a new puppy into the home. Put all medication and cleaning supplies away, and keep your indoor trash can inside a cabinet. Some very common plants are quite toxic to animals, so always make sure they are out of reach.
Hugs are great, but steer clear of kisses. It is unsanitary to be licked by a dog. Dogs rummage through trash, drink toilet water and lick other dog’s body parts. Keep in mind that an animal’s mouth is full of germs. This is not in the least bit true.
If you’re taking your pup on a vacation, make sure that you take a picture of him for on your phone. If they’re separated from you, then you’ll have a current photo that you can easily access and show others or to download for “lost” flyers.
Brushing your dog every day is going to stop them from shedding in your home, but more than that. Brushing your dog every day helps its coat become beautiful and shiny. The brushing motion encourages distribution of the skin’s oil, leaving the coat healthy, soft and glossy.
When you are getting dog food for your pet, don’t try to save money and get whatever is cheapest. Your dog will enjoy greater health benefits from nutritious food. Though this may cost you a bit more, you can rest easily knowing that the dog is eating properly.
When you get a new dog, set up an appointment for him at the vet. Once the dog arrive home, place a call to the vet and schedule that appointment. Your vet can make health recommendations, make sure that vaccinations are up to date and help with maintenance items like flea care and proper diet. Also discuss with your vet about spaying or neutering your dog because there is a problem of over-population of dogs in shelters.
As mentioned in the introduction, dog ownership can have many rewards. The experience is greater the more you learn about dogs. Armed with the knowledge imparted here, you have a deeper understanding of the care of dogs. Follow the advice presented here to have an excellent relationship with your dog.