Caring for Your Dog
Because you have a dog, it’s your sole responsibility to take care of his health so he can serve you well and live healthy, which will translate into you’re getting pleasure from his companionship, as well as you won’t be spending much with vet visits.
Taking your dog for regular walks can benefit him in many ways, such as: he stays healthy because the walking exercise keeps his weight down, including his blood pressure; the exercise alerts his mental state, making him activate his animal instincts to be sensitive to his environment through his sight, smell, and hearing; his animal aggression is controlled, like chewing anything his teeth can grab inside the house and, aside from all these, you are also benefited from walking your dog, as you, too, can get the needed exercise for your health.
Based on size, age, level of activity and breed and according to the recommendation of your vet, feed your dog with a quality diet, instead of table scraps, like food with onions, avocados, grapes, and chocolates. Provide a scoff bowl to help your dog eat more slowly, since dogs are known to have no control on what they eat, and remember that obese dogs, just like humans, can have an adverse effect on health in many ways.
Groom your dog regularly
Proper grooming on your dog must follow these procedures: comb the fur to improve circulation around the body; check for fleas and lice, bumps and cysts on the dog’s skin; trim the dog’s nails; brush the dog’s teeth as often as possible; and check on the dog’s ears for dirt and ticks.
Communicate and develop a good relationship with your dog
In order to help your dog develop social skill, since it is a fact that dogs are social creatures and they need a lot of social interaction with members of the family, do the following ways to be communicative to him, such as talking to him, giving him commands, and showing him hand signals that can convey a message to him, as well as quality time for him so you can properly communicate and enjoy the bonding time. The time spent with your dog will help develop a good relationship which, in turn, will help enhance your sensitivity to recognize early signs of an illness.
Have regular dog check ups with the veterinarian
To own a healthy dog, provide him with a regular visit to the vet to meet up with his vaccination schedules, as well as being treated on the following: de-worming, external parasite control and signs of illness, to some extent.