Dogs are wonderful pets to have. Not only are they loyal but they are also very helpful in various ways. Dogs can make you feel more secure, keep you company, and help the disabled do things more easily.
However, for all their good qualities, dogs really can’t successfully take care of themselves in your home. A dog might do fine hunting out in the woods, but he isn’t going to be able to go to the kitchen and make himself a snack. When you buy a dog, you’re going to have to feed him, house him, train him, and make sure that he is in good health. Having said so, you shouldn’t be discouraged in getting a dog as they are worthy of your attention and time.
A dog flea treatment what you should think of first before you get a dog. Nobody wants to bring a dog home just to end up with fleas on their first day. Worm medicine and other vaccinations should also be given to the dog before you even bring him or her home with you. Healthy dogs live longer, have happier lives, and even cost less to own.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you have a leash or a fenced in yard. Having both of these things is ideal, but obviously a big city apartment dweller isn’t going to have a fenced in yard to take advantage of. Dogs need exercise, fresh air, and a toilet to use. You’ll find that the great outdoors serves all three of these purposes quite nicely.
The leash you buy should be sturdy enough to hold your dog even if he decides to pull. While we want to make sure we train our dog to obediently walk with us, we must be prepared to deal with him if he doesn’t. It would be sad if your dog broke through his leash and ran out in front of a car.
Food items should be next on your list. Though dogs like to eat garbage, you should try to prevent them from doing so. Specially made dog food will be much easier on a dog’s stomach and when you clean up their poop you’ll be grateful that it is.
Your dog will need something to eat his food from and drink his water from. Make sure you buy two separate dog bowls for him to choose from. The bowls should be large enough that you don’t have to fill them up every hour. Don’t forget to change the water of your dog regularly, at least once every day so you can be sure that it’s always clean. Sometimes hair and dirt get in a dog’s water bowl and it is impossible for your dog to get it out by himself.