Isn’t it great owning a dog? For a great reason, dogs seem to be the preferred pets of most people in the country. Dogs love to play, love to give affection, and are very good at cheering their owners up. They are fantastic at being companions. You must become a good companion to them by making sure they’re cared for properly. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
While you can hug your dog, you should avoid kissing your dog. A dog has a very filthy mouth. Dogs will eat their own waste, dine on garbage, and gulp water straight from your toilet. Keep in mind that an animal’s mouth is full of germs. It’s not true.
Since dogs cannot talk, you need to learn your dog’s cues. If when meeting a new dog or person you find your dog is filled with dread, remove him from the situation. This can lead to a bad ending for your dog, the other pooch or the other person. Keep an eye out for your dog’s hints, and do what he needs you to do.
Your vet can give you some good advice on what you should feed your dog. Following his advice on the different foods for different stages of your dog’s life can avoid sickness and stomach upset. Err on the side of caution when feeding food to your dog.
Let your lifestyle determine what breed of dog you should bring into your home. Joggers should get a high energy dog, for example. If you are more of a homebody, a smaller, less active dog who enjoying being pampered is the better choice. Finding a dog that matches your personality will make both of you happy.
Your dog needs a great friend and owner. By applying the advice in this piece, you have the ability to take great care of any dog. Your dog should have the best life possible and by using this advice, you will find your life to be more enjoyable as well.