Friday, June 19, 2015

Know These Things If You're A Dog Lover

By Edna Torres

Every dog is unique, like a fingerprint. They even have their own likes and dislikes, flair for patience or impatience, and some are loving while others are distance. How you care for them depends as much on who they are as your own situation, but the guidance on puppy day care you'll find below applies in every household that has a dog in it.

Always be prepared to pick up after your dog with a scoop and bag. Although the majority think this is simply a well mannered thing to do so that others don't step in it, your dog's excrement is actually unsafe! It contains a bacterium that can contaminate local supplies when it washes through to ground water.


When taking your senior dog to the vet for a once a year visit, make sure to request senior blood work. A blood panel can help your vet to spot any kidney, heart or vascular concerns. If caught early, treatment is often minimally invasive and less costly. This is the best way to keep your pet healthy for several years to come.

Your training methods should only use positive reinforcement. Rewards and praise work better and quicker than violence and dominance. Using tolerant training strategies will be more healthy for the dog and will likely be much better. So treat your dog kindly when coaching and you'll see more satisfactory results.


If you're in the market for a new puppydog, make sure you will have enough time to give to his training. Normally you want to take a young dog outside to do his business 8 times a day and that can take a lot away from your list. Coaching takes more tenaciousness and time than most folks realize.

Talk with your vet about the foodstuffs you need to feed your dog. Puppies can't eat adult food and vice versa. Watch out when deciding what to feed your dog.

If you've got a new pup in the house that startlingly starts chewing things, do not fear. This may be a tell-tale sign that your young dog is teething. To keep young dog from gnawing on your belongings, make certain that you have supplied him with plenty of gnaw toys of his very own.


Being a dog lover can be really high-priced. Prime quality dog food, hospital treatment, toys and treats can run close to $1,000 in a year. Getting into a vet if you've an emergency can cost quite a bit of money, occasionally in the thousands, so you might need pet health insurance too.

Look into subsidized medicare for your dog if cash is tight. Many local communities, in cooperation with groups like the SPCA offer discounted services that have proved useful to dog keepers. Look into getting your dog spayed or fixed and immunized for a fraction of vet costs at a bankrolled event doubtless close-at-hand to you. Just contact the SPCA or an animal shelter in your city.

While my dog and your dog may be polar opposites, they both need the same elementary care to stay healthy and happy. This tract has given you the foundation of knowledge you have to be a great owner, so make use if it when you can. Here's to wishing you and your puppy many happy future years!

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