Have Dog Questions? Read This Helpful Piece

There’s more to dog care than providing your pet with food and simple affection. Your dog needs TLC all day long. Do you need ideas to help you care for your pet? The following article contains helpful advice you can use when owning a dog.

Consider the situation before allowing a dog to kiss your face. Dogs lick dirty things you don’t even want to think about. Remember that dogs use their tongues to clean themselves, and they like to eat garbage and drink out of the toilet. Keep in mind that an animal’s mouth is full of germs. This is simply false.

If your dog comes with you on vacations, you need to have an up-to-date picture of it on hand and in your phone. If the worst happens and your pet gets lost, you have a current picture that you can show others or use to make “lost” posters.

Keep table scraps to a minimum. This will make your dog beg all of the time and also will make it not want to eat its regular food as much. Table scraps can be bad for his health as well, leading to obesity and digestive disorders. Make sure your dog doesn’t hover around your dinner table so it isn’t tempted to eat your food.

Check with your vet to determine the amount of food to feed your dog daily. While some people follow the direction on the back of the dog food packaging, they are sometimes incorrect and may make your dog overweight. Speak with a vet about your dog’s needs and what they should have.

Investing a little time in self-education can pay off big dividends during your time as a dog owner. Your dog is ready to shower you with unconditional love. In return, why not do all you can for your pet’s health and well-being? Imagine being a dog: wouldn’t you want the same done for you?

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