Your dog would give his life for you, he is loyal and your best friend. For all of this we should know how to keep it safe and healthy.
In addition to providing basic things like food, water, a home, veterinary care, exercise and keep it in a safe place. There are 10 tips that are essential to take good care of your dogs.
Identify your dog:
The dog must have an external identification: Equip it with a collar and an identification plate that includes your name, address and telephone number. No matter how careful you are, chances are your dog will someday escape and wearing a collar with identification will increase the chances that your dog will return home safely. The collar should not be too tight, so that at least two fingers can enter and slide easily.
The microchip identification: Something fundamental, take the dog to a veterinarian to implant a microchip. There are numerous cases where dogs have been able to return home after being lost thanks to the microchip.
If your dog has a microchip and one day it gets lost, when it is scanned by a veterinarian or by the staff of a shelter that finds it, they will see your phone or address, something vital to be able to contact you.
- Keep up-to-date and comply with local licensing laws for dogs and vaccinations:
It is advisable to consult with the animal shelter or the shelter to inquire about the legal requirements on vaccines and licenses necessary in the city where you live.
- Try to groom and comb your dog frequently:
It is important that we clean our dog frequently and depending on the breed take care of his hair by combing it frequently to avoid tangling and creating knots. The frequency of dog brushing depends a lot on the type of hair you have, some dogs will need to be brushed once a day and others once every week.
- Take your dog to the vet to do regular check-ups:
It is good to have a trusted veterinarian to whom we can bring our dog for regular check-ups. It is the best way to be sure that our dog is in good health. Sometimes you can advise on any treatment that the animal needs.
- Accompany your dog and do not leave it alone for long periods of time:
Having a fenced yard with a dog shed is an advantage, especially for large and very active dogs. However, try not to leave your dog alone for long periods of time. Dogs need companionship and feel accompanied by us. They should spend as much time as possible with their family, not always be alone.
- when you are away from home, keep the dog safe with a leash:
Even if you have all the licenses and vaccines in order, you should not allow your dog to wander only outside the home or the neighborhood. You must have it under your control at all times.
- Give your dog a balanced nutritional diet and access at all times to fresh water:
Ask your vet to know how often to feed your dog. The requirements in the diet of dogs change as they grow older. We also have to take care of your teeth as the dogs’ teeth need to be cleaned and checked on a regular basis to make sure they can eat well.
It is also very important to keep away from our dog’s food and products that can be toxic,
- Train and socialize your dog:
A positive training and training of your dog will allow you to control your behaviors safely and will make the bond with the animal improve.
It is important to socialize your dog from an early age, letting him play and interact with other dogs. In parks for dogs or green areas you will find more people with dogs with which to be able to socialize to yours and to share and to exchange opinions. Sometimes socialization and training require a lot of patience and dedication.
- Give your dog enough exercise to keep him in good shape:
Most dog owners play with their animals several times a day, and experience gives us the opportunity to improve the bond that is shared with the dog.
Playing time will depend on how old and how active your dog is. Some dogs are tireless and if they were outside they would be playing and running all day.
- Be loyal and patient with your faithful companion:
Make sure that the expectations you have placed on your dog are reasonable and always remember that the vast majority of behavioral problems in dogs can be solved.