Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Ins And Outs Of Your Furry Friends

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Would you like to rescue a little puppy from the local pound? Or maybe you are interested in purchasing a breeder? Whether you want a show dog or a loving old mutt, you will add hours of enjoyment to your life when you get a pooch. Owning a dog is a lot of responsibility as well, so use the information in this article to prepare you for dog ownership.

If you’re taking your dog on a trip, take a photo of him on your phone. This allows you to have a photo of him if he get lost.

If you have medications at home, be sure to keep it out of your dog’s reach. Call the vet immediately if your dog swallows any pills.

Do not fall prey to the temptation to feed your dog “people food”. This causes regular begging and will make him to beg constantly and also inhibit his appetite toward his regular food.

Talk with your vet about the foods are appropriate for your particular dog. Always exercise caution when you’re thinking of feeding your dog.

You need to trim your nails. If they begin to curl under, your dog will probably hurt a lot. You can do your own trimming with clippers from the store. If you lack the confidence to do this job on your own, you can have the groomers trim your pup’s nails.

Schedule a visit for your new dog. The vet will make sure your pet is as healthy as you think he is and give it a routine health checkup. You should also want to check with the vet about fixing your dog if you will not be breeding him.

Always teach your dog understands how to walk correctly on a leash. This will make going for walks more enjoyable for you. Even if you’re using loose leashes for walking here and there, you should still train your dog so that it understands when you issue that command.

There are plenty of animals that need a home due to over-crowding and care.

Some dog breeds have inherent health issues. Research the kind of your pup and learn how to prevent any common problems.

If you have a dog that can’t function properly when they aren’t around you and develops separation anxiety, leave the radio or a CD on when you leave the house. The noise will be less likely to feel anxiety if there is a little more secure. It may help his anxiety as he waits for your return.

If your dog is a female and in heat, be careful with her when she goes into heat. A male is able to smell her from a distance of five miles. This may cause a fight and it could also get her pregnant which will make her have puppies from an unknown source.

Now that you understand the responsibilities of good dog care, you can be confident in bringing your new pet home. Don’t stop your research here, as dog ownership details are updated frequently online. You can go to message boards to find out from other people who are new and fist time dog owners. There’s always more to learn about caring for dogs, so get in the habit of educating yourself!

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