Do you wish the grocery store had more choices when it comes to what you feed your dog? Do you want to be a better dog owner? Take this information and use it to help you be responsible. Put the things you’re about to read into practice, and everything will fall into place for you.
Getting a dog is going to cost you some money. Every dog is going to need supplies, good food, and will also need medical care. After all is said and done this could cost about $800 or more. Getting into a vet if you have an emergency can cost quite a bit of money, sometimes in the thousands, so you may need pet health insurance too.
Consider the situation before allowing a dog to kiss your face. In theory, giving a dog a kiss is cute, but realize that the mouth of a dog is generally very dirty. Dogs go through garbage cans, toilet bowls, and love smelling and licking specific body parts of some other dogs. There is an old wives’ tale that says that the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of a human. It’s not true.
Whenever you bring your dog along on vacations, take a quick snapshot of him and keep it on your phone. If they’re separated from you, then you’ll have a current photo that you can easily access and show others or to download for “lost” flyers.
If you have over-the-counter medication or prescription medication in your home, keep it in a place the dog can’t access it. Your dog could have a heart attack or a seizure if it swallows some pills. If your dog gets to your medication, you should call your veterinarian right away.
Your dog will no longer need to eat store-bought bagged dog food from the supermarket. Treating your dog right is not just a matter of feeding it and petting it; you have plenty to do and plenty to learn. You need to remember what you learned here as you plan out your dog’s care.