Do you want to adopt a dog for you and your family? Do you have a dog living in your home? If you said yes to any of these questions, these tips are for you. You will find out some great information that will help you.
Being a dog owner requires a financial commitment. Good quality dog food and medical care can cost between $700-1000 a year. A sick dog could cost you tens of thousands! Look into doggie health insurance!
You should not kiss your dog. Dogs are prone to tartar build up and cavities just like people. You don’t know where your dog’s tongue has been, and you’re better off not knowing. There is an old wives’ tale that says that the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of a human. This is absolutely a myth!
Your dog can not tell you what is wrong, so just listen to his body language. When dogs seem hesitant upon meeting others, never force an interaction. You might cause your dog to bite someone or another dog. Pay attention to the posture of the dogs and let them take their time.
Take a photo of your dog when you plan to take him on vacation. 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.
Don’t give in to the urge to feed your dog food meant for humans. You will spoil him and his appetite and set up begging behavior. Table scraps are also not nutritionally sound for a dog, and this might mean digestive problems, obesity, and other ailments. You can keep your dog healthy and avoid any temptation to feed it from the table by teaching it to spend dinnertime well away from your family.
Did you learn all you could from what you just read? If you didn’t, read the tips again. When an issue crops up and you know how to resolve it, you’ll feel fantastic. Incorporate these tips into your daily routine while caring for your dog.