Dog Care Tips For a Happy, Healthy Pet

By BobJ May25,2023

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Dogs require lots of care in order to remain happy and healthy, including regular grooming sessions, baths, dental hygiene programs, nail trimming, and overall health exams. A regular schedule also gives both you and your pup time to bond while getting used to handling each other!

Make time for daily walks with your dog to ensure he gets plenty of exercise – at least 30 minutes each day should do. Regular walks will keep both of you happy and healthier, and could help curb bad behaviors such as excessive barking, digging, chewing or licking.

Grooming your dog regularly is essential in keeping its coat looking its best and smelling great, as well as to detect problems such as lumps, cuts or eyes that need treatment. Early exposure is best so your pup won’t become fearful when having his nails clipped or coat brushed; for long-haired breeds especially, brushing beforehand makes detangling his locks much simpler afterwards!

An animal-specific shampoo should be used when giving your pup a bath, to prevent over-bathing and skin irritation. Also be sure to provide him with a warm towel to dry himself off afterward and allow them to roam the outdoors afterwards.

Make sure your dog always has access to fresh, clean water to drink during hot weather. Allowing too much water to sit around could lead to dehydration and cause harm.

Carefully monitor your dog’s diet, and consult a veterinarian if you think you need to change his food. A sudden switch could upset his stomach and cause diarrhea; so if you decide to change things gradually by mixing some old with some new, this should prevent any sudden surprises or stomach upset.

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Stay on schedule with heartworm and flea/tick medication – even during winter, as pests remain active. Never miss a dose as pests could still be active!

Your dog should learn basic commands such as “sit,” “stay,” and “come.” These will help prevent him from chasing other animals or people while off-leash and from wandering too far from home, leaving him vulnerable in unfamiliar environments.

Your dog should be spayed or neutered to prevent him from breeding and producing unwanted pups, and to reduce shelter intake. Responsible owners should have their animals fixed before reaching sexual maturity – which usually occurs between five and ten months for females and five and ten years for males.

By BobJ

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