Taking Care Of Your Dog One Day At A Time!
Owning a dog is a joy and a privilege but it also comes with a lot of responsibility – remember that you are a dog’s whole life, so it’s important for you to make sure that that life is happy and healthy. Here are some tips on how to take care of your new best friend…
Take Care Of Its Behaviour
Make sure that your dog is impeccably behaved. One of the great things about being a dog owner is that they want to please you and to make you proud of them – so it’s a good idea to take them along to obedience classes so they can be socialised with other dogs and so that you can learn how to teach them tricks at home. Your dog knowing how to walk with you and how to interact with other animals will help it stay safe over the course of its lifetime with you.
Take Care Of Its Coat
Make sure that you bathe and brush your dog regularly to ensure that its coat is in great condition. Doing this will also mean that you’ll discover any areas of discomfort or any strange bumps or lumps that you should make sure that the vet checks out. It’ll also mean that you’ll be able to see any skin complaints like eczema that your dog has that you can get treated as soon as possible. You should also make sure that you get complaints like fleas and ringworm treated with trifexis as soon as possible so that your dog doesn’t suffer from any itchiness and discomfort.
Take Care Of Its Teeth
It might be difficult to convince your pup that letting you brush its teeth is a good idea but it’s definitely worth a try! Go to a pet store and get a doggy toothbrush and toothpaste. First of all let your dog try the taste of the toothpaste – work up to actually brushing its teeth over the course of a couple of weeks so that it gradually gets used to the sensation. It can be hard to figure out how exactly your dog feels – because of the fact they inconsiderately communicate via barks rather than English – but make sure that you watch out for any discomfort your dog might feel around its muzzle, along with any excessive drooling or bad breath.
Take Care Of Its Safety
One of the most important aspects of pet ownership is keeping your dog safe, whether that’s making sure that your dog is adequately socialised or ensuring that it can walk well beside you without veering off unexpectedly into the road. Don’t let your dog off its leash unless it has excellent recall, and make sure that your back yard has tall, secure fences if you’re going to let it out there frequently by itself – your dog shouldn’t be able to leap over them or burrow underneath them. Make sure that you lock away all toxic substances inside like cleaning products, and do some research on which human foods are poisonous to dogs, like chocolate.