Dog Care 101:
Sometimes you need to get back to the basics. Sure, dog is man’s best friend, but with the proper love, loyalty, and friendship your proper dog care for him will return to you unconditionally.
- License your dog and have him vaccinated for rabies. This includes checking with your local humane society for information on legal requirements, where to obtain tags, where to have your pet vaccinated.
- Take the dog to the veterinarian for regular check ups. Your dog relies on you for food and shelter but he also relies on you for proper health maintenance. By taking your dog to the vet on a regular basis, you’re giving your pooch the gift of health.
- Spray or neuter your dog – it’s been shown that dogs with this routine surgery for the most part have longer, healthier lives. You’re also contributing to the positive aspect of reducing the problem of the pet overpopulation.
- Provide your dog with a collar and ID tag. As much as we do not like to think about it, there is a chance that your canine friend may be come lost. An ID registered with The Dog Bowl increase the chance in this event, your pet will be identified and returned home safely.
- Keep your dog on a leash when he’s off your property. This helps you. It helps your dog. It helps the community. It’s a win-win situation all around.
- Give your dog shelter – this may sound basic but dogs should not be left alone outside for an extended period of time. Dogs need your companionship! Most of their time should be spent inside with their loving family, however if they frequently stay outside, a fenced yard with a doghouse is recommended.
- Diet! This is a very important aspect. And not just maintaining a diet, but a diet that’s nutritional for them. We recommend the BARF Diet, an evolutionary diet, which feeds dogs what they were biologically programmed to eat – raw meat, organ meat, bones, vegetables – and lots of water.
- Train your dog – not only will this strengthen your bond with Fido, it provides an opportunity to safely work on your dog’s behavior.
- Exercise – keep your dog physically fit by walking him twice a day. (note: this also gives you the opportunity to exercise as well!)
- Love – you love your dog, it’s not doubt. As issues arise there are solutions – for instance, if your dog is sick you would take him to the vet. If there’s a behavior problem, it can be solved. Your veterinarian or local animal shelter or neighbors can offer advice.
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