Being a dog owner is a job in itself. You are responsible for the health of the dog and establishing a really good health care routine is vital for the pet. You do not need to just feed him and make sure he gets plenty of exercise. Dog care is connected to general health, age and breed. Your social or work schedule will also have an impact on how well you can take care of the dog.
My Pawson, ask questions and get answers. It is your responsibility to make the dog happy and keep him healthy.
Establish Daily Routines
Dogs actually love routine and want to see that they have a role in the family. You have to create series of events that the dog looks forward to and respects like:
• Potty Times
Choosing Age Appropriate, Healthy Dog Food
There are so many dog food brands on the market. Not all of them will be suitable for your dog. Make sure that you learn exactly what he needs and buy the dog food that is age appropriate. Also, make sure that you only buy high quality dog food that is offered by a good manufacturer. Price is never a proper indicator of healthy dog food. Natural ingredients are always better. Keep in mind that your dog will feel, act and look better when nutrition is proper.
Always Exercise The Dog
A huge part of healthy dog care routine is exercise. There are breeds that will require less exercise but it is given that all dogs need at least some exercise. We have physical benefits that are obvious but there are also psychological benefits that you should never underestimate. The dog that does not exercise enough can become aggressive, frustrated and/or anxious. Every single time that you exercise your dog you will actually increase the bond you have with him. Vary routine as much as possible so that you can make it as interesting and enjoyable as possible.
There are so many that believe dogs are groomed just so that they look great. This is not actually the case. Dog grooming can actually act as a health check up as groomers can easily notice skin problems and grooming can become a really enjoyable moment of the month for the dog. Trimming nails is usually important and most of the dogs do love the attention that they receive through grooming. This only makes them more loving. Keep in mind that trimming nails is important as long nails will affect the dog’s ability to remain stable, walk and run.
Always talk with your vet and maintain the check-up schedule that is established. This is very important because it will make the dog’s life longer, happier and healthier.