Finding A Great Dog
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Dogs may be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they’re always easy to live with. From fleas to barking, from bedtime issues to toilet troubles, there are a number of problems that dogs can cause. Thankfully, the tips in this article will help you to take top notch care of your dog.
You need to take your older pet to the vet at lease once a day. Obviously, dogs don’t speak, so it can be hard to figure out when they’re having problems with their bones or teeth. Check-ups can reveal that and more.
Keep on top of fleas. Not only can fleas cause infection in your dog, if one is swallowed, your pet can get tapeworms as well. Speak to your veterinarian about the best prevention method, but remember that this is not a one shot deal. You will have to continue your efforts over the life of your pet.
Always be prepared to pick up after your dog with a scoop and bag. Although most people think that this is simply a polite thing to do so that others don’t step in it, your dog’s excrement is actually hazardous!
It contains a bacterium that can contaminate local supplies when it washes through to ground water.
Take your dog to the vet regularly. This may seem like an added expense that you don’t need, but when you take your dog to the veterinarian, he can screen your dog for diseases and make sure he is in the best of health. This of course prevents problems down the road.
Choosing the right dog is important, you don’t want to take the first dog that you find. If you are gone a lot you will want to avoid a puppy. They need a lot of attention during the first few years and you may not be able to give it to them. The same idea applies if you get an older dog but you want to do long walks and play in the park. Your lifestyle needs to match up with your dogs.
Make sure that your home is ready for your new arrival. Set up a safe sleeping space for your dog. It can be a dog bed, it can be a kennel. Just make sure that it is comfortable and that your dog can see what is going on around them. Don’t shut them in the laundry room unless there are windows that will let your pet look outside. Don’t make sleeping a form of punishment.
You also need to make sure that any important objects your have are put in places that your pet can’t get to easily. You can’t expect your dog to know that the shiny object on the end table is an antique from your mother. They will think it is something interesting and, as dogs like to do, will sniff it and maybe whack it with their paw. Remember that they don’t recognize your treasures, they are by nature curious and playful.