Do you own a dog now, or have you ever had one before? If you answered yes, then you know how great it can be to own a dog. But, in order for it to be as enjoyable as it can be, you should be educated. The tips in this article will get you going in the right direction.
Hugs are good, but kisses should be avoided. A dog has a very filthy mouth. Dogs love to dig in garbage, get into the toilet, and then they lick their butts, yuck! It is an old wives’ tale that dogs have cleaner months than humans. It simply is not true.
If you’re taking your pup on a vacation, make sure that you take a picture of him for on your phone. This way, should he get lost, you have a picture you can show others. You can also use the picture to hand our “lost” flyers.
Know about what could go wrong with flea treatments if you have a dog. Some medicines can put your children in harms way. Talk with your vet concerning alternative treatments, and do not let small children come near while treating your dog.
No matter how nicely your dog behaves, never take it off your property unless it is on a leash. Wild animals can get his attention and cause him to run out into the street, or a provocation could startle him and cause unpleasantness with other dogs or people. It is your job to keep your dog safe, and to keep him from harming anyone else or causing anyone problems.
If you are not sure how often you should feed your dog, ask your vet. Most dog food packages include guidelines but keep in mind that these instructions might not be adapted to your dog. Your vet should be able to let you know what your dog’s specific needs are.
Genuine meat bones may be tempting, but it’s best to stick to rawhide. Bones can lodge in the mouth or throat, causing devastating injuries. Studies have shown that rawhide bones are good for your dog’s health and their teeth. Don’t give in and let your dog gnaw on real bones. Stick to rawhide.
As was pointed out, having a dog is really fun. This can be better if you know what you are doing with your dogs. You will now know all about dogs after you have read this article. Apply the advice and have fun with your dog!