There are many kinds of dogs and many kinds of families. It can be a big decision to know which dog is right for you, and how to best care for that dog. Read on to learn what it takes to care for your dog the right way.
It is fine to hug your dog, but avoid those wet kisses. Dog kissing may be adorable, but dogs have awfully dirty mouths. Dogs dig in trash cans, drink from toilet bowls and sniff and lick various body parts on themselves and other dogs. Keep in mind that an animal’s mouth is full of germs. It simply is not true.
Your dog needs annual medical exams. Since your dog doesn’t talk, you may have difficulty figuring out if a tooth starts hurting or where arthritis is developing. You need to go to the vet every year to get a check up.
Since you’re not able to speak with your dog like a person, you should pay close attention to the dog’s non-verbal speech. Hesitant dogs need to be taken out of fearful situations. This could cause the dog to bite. Watch out for those non-verbal clues and let your dog guide any actions you perform.
Fight the urge to feed table scraps to your dog. If you feed from the table, he’ll become a beggar and stop eating his own food. Feeding your dog table scraps can cause obesity and a number of digestive issues. You can keep your dog healthy and avoid any temptation to feed it from the table by teaching it to spend dinnertime well away from your family.
Are you now more knowledgeable on how to care for your dog? To cultivate your dog-care skills and attend to your pet’s needs with confidence, all that’s required is a little self-education. These tips and hints can be put to good use on your family pet.