Do you love your dog? People all over the country love dogs, and for good reason. They are active, loving and affectionate. They make wonderful friends. That is why you want to make sure you are doing your part to give them the best possible care. The following tips will help you out.
You will pay a lot to take care for your dog. Dogs require quality food, medical care, and general supplies that can vary in costs. A sick dog could cost you tens of thousands! Look into doggie health insurance!
Make sure your house is free of doggy danger. Before you bring a new dog home, make sure the whole area is safe. All cleaning materials and drugs must be put away, and put your trash receptacle inside a cabinet. Some very common plants are quite toxic to animals, so always make sure they are out of reach.
Be sure your dog is neutered or spayed. Research has shown that by doing this you can be sure your pet can have a longer life and not be at risk for things like cancer. Also, dogs that are fixed do not want to run away as much.
Do not feed your dog “people food”. This teaches dogs bad habits. Your dog may develop digestive problems and become fat if you feed it table scraps. 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.
Train your dog in your backyard or home, as these are safe, convenient areas. Don’t train in a park. Your dog may have trouble paying attention, and even the simplest commands could go right over their head.
No matter how nicely your dog behaves, never take it off your property unless it is on a leash. He could easily get spooked by something and run off into harm’s way. It is your job to keep your dog safe, and to keep him from harming anyone else or causing anyone problems.
Give your pooch rawhide bones instead of those from real meat. Bones can lodge in the mouth or throat, causing devastating injuries. Rawhide is great for oral health, so don’t give Rover any of your T-bone, regardless of how much you know he wants it.
Just as your dog is a great companion to you, you must be a great companion to him/her. Use these tips to care for your dog better. With this advice, you and your dog can live happy, healthy lives together.