It is really hard to find a pet more loving, loyal, and easy to care for than dog. If the dog breed is not important for you, the best thing you can do is to adopt one.
Dogs are very interested in people who take care for them and give back plenty of love. Pet dogs are usually called a “man’s best friend”. Humans, on the other hand, feel that the pet dog is their most trusted companion. So here are the most important things that you should know about these “best friends”.
Choosing Your New “Best Friend”
Owning a dog can be such a life-changing and rewarding experience. Dogs can be loyal friends and companions, guardians, instant playmates, but they are also a long-term obligation. You’ll be the dog’s most important person. You will also have a big responsibility to care and provide for your dog, whether the dog is sick or healthy. So, it is very important to think and choose carefully what type of dog will best fit your family’s dynamic lifestyle before making this major life commitment.
The best thing that you can do for your new best friend is to live in a house with you, and to have a possibility to go outside and play in your yard. The dog will also need a dog house if it is going to be outside. If his feet are wet during rain or cold weather, then the continued exposure may lead to stress and other health issues, so keep your dog safe by providing shelter.
Diseases and Vet
Schedule a visit for your new dog at vet who will do a full checkup and prepare him for his vaccinations. As our dogs grow up, they become more sensitive to disease. There are many diseases that can happen, no matter of the dog’s size or breed, but the following are the most dogs’ common diseases: pyoderma (hot spots), bladder diseases, ear and eye infections, skin allergies, stomach upsets, intestinal inflammation (diarrhea), arthritis and sprains.
A dog’s instinct is to protect their owners in any occasion, not just because of you, but because your house is his territory, as well. Dogs always follow the orders of their pack leader and in their mind you represent their pack leader. They will listen to the pack leader and be faithful. They have very simple motives, they don’t lie to you and they don’t want to hurt you. They simply show their real emotions. They are so much easier to handle than a human being. Dogs are really smart compared to other animals.
Entertainment and Learning
Make sure that your dog gets sufficient amount of exercises. Dogs need play and physical activity in order to stay happy and healthy. Always teach your dog how to walk properly on a leash, which provides his safety and will ensure that your pet is not too behind or ahead of you. Even if you choose a loose leash walk, help your dog in understanding this command.
Your dog needs really balanced diet to keep him happy and healthy. How much your dog needs to eat depends on his size, health and lifestyle. You can read the feeding instructions on dog’s food that you buy, and make sure your dog eats a suitable diet.
By the way, without water to drink your dog may become seriously ill within hours, so give your dog constant access to clean drinking water.