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Do You Own A Dog? Read These Tips.


Dogs need more than feeding and petting. Your dog also needs constant TLC. How can you know what to do with your dog? The following information in the article you're about to read has a wealth of knowledge from experts who understand what it takes to properly care for a dog.

It takes quite a bit of money to take good care of a dog. When you add up the medical care, food and supplies in general, your costs could run from $700-$1000 annually. Emergency care for animals can cost thousands of collars, so think carefully about getting pet health insurance.

Hugging is okay but kissing should be avoided. Dogs lick dirty things you don't even want to think about. Dogs rummage through trash, drink toilet water and lick other dog's body parts. It is not true that a dog has a cleaner mouth than a person. This is completely wrong!

Your dog cannot communicate through speech; therefore, you must learn its non-verbal language. Hesitant dogs need to be taken out of fearful situations. This may cause a human or the other canine to get bit. Follow your dog's body language.

If there are prescription and other medications within your home, keep them away from your dog. Getting into those pills could seriously impact your dog's health and even cause death. Be sure to contact your vet if your dog swallows your medication.

Correct bad behavior the first time you see it from your dog. If you ignore it you might make it worse than before. Your dog could hurt somebody, including you, so keep him under control.

Brushing your dog on a daily basis has other benefits aside from the fact that he will shed less fur on your furniture clothing. Brushing them daily can help them keep a shiny and beautiful coat. The brushing motion encourages distribution of the skin's oil, leaving the coat healthy, soft and glossy.

Solid leash training is a must for any dog. He should be on your side, not behind or ahead of you, and he should know how to respond when told to "heel." Walking like this can keep them safe and help you enjoy walks too. Even if you still use the loose leash walk at times, helping your dog to understand this command is a good idea.

A foster home is something you can provide for a dog that needs it. Dogs who have been abused or left without a home stay in shelters until someone adopts them. Since there are so many dogs in shelters, there are little resources. Fostering is a great way to help a dog and get a feel for what having a dog is like.

Avoid keeping your dog outdoors all day, every day. Yes, people do this too often, but dogs require interactions with people and other dogs for their well-being. A dog by himself tends to be lonely and not motivated to do anything. Keeping them out for too long also exposes them to the elements, so its best that you bring them inside so they don't get sick being outside in really bad weather.

Mastering dog care starts with education. 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? Doesn't it stand to reason that your dog craves responsible care from you as well news as love and affection?

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