Are you thinking about adopting a dog from the pound? Do you want a purebred animal instead? Any dog will enrich your life, whether it is a plain old mixed breed or comes with a fancy pedigree. That said, there’s plenty of responsibility that comes with dog ownership, so read the article in its entirety for the best dog advice.
While you can hug your dog, you should avoid kissing your dog. Dog kisses may be seen as cute, but their mouths aren’t all that clean. Dogs really get into everything, from toilet water to the neighbor’s trash. Your dog’s mouth is not really any cleaner than a human’s mouth. This is simply false.
If you’re taking your pup on a vacation, make sure that you take a picture of him for on your phone. If he gets lost, you have a recent picture you can immediately access in order to print “lost” flyers.
Choose the correct flea medicine for your dog. A lot of the ones on the market have ingredients that are 1000 times more potent than what is considered safe by the EPA and it may be a cancer risk for children. Ask your vet for recommendations. Be sure to keep children away while you’re applying any flea treatment.
Resist the urge to give your dog table scraps. This teaches dogs bad habits. Scraps from the table obesity, digestive problems, or other health issues in dogs. Train your dog to remain in another room while the family eats so no one is tempted to slip something to him under the table.
Check with your vet to determine the amount of food to feed your dog daily. It is important to follow guidelines for the sake of your dog’s health. Ask your vet for some recommendations if you are not sure which brands are best for your dog or need help with quantities.
If your dog will be outside, he will need a dog house. Exposure to extreme weather for long periods can cause health issues, particularly if the dog’s feet get wet. Make certain your dog house has a good floor that keeps your dog up off the ground and dry.
Now you are aware of what you need to do to take care of your dog the best you can. Keep reading to find out more. You can even find online discussion groups where other dog lovers meet. Never stop learning.