There is a common saying that a dog is a man’s best friend and although there are many cat lovers out there, I think this saying rings true for most of us. Your dog will gladly give up its life for yours and it is more than happy to spend every single waking moment of the day just with you. These pets are so easy to keep happy and as long as you take them on regular walks and throw a stick or a ball then they are pretty much set for life. They are there for you first thing when you wake up in the morning and they are waiting at the door when you return from your work at night. They expect this to be loved and for you to take care of them as best that you can.
Obviously you need to get the necessary vitamins and supplements for your dog and alongside these incredibly important things, there are a number of other things that you also need to carry out so that your dog has a long and healthy life. The following are just some of the things that you might want to consider if you want to make sure that your dog is happy.
● Watch their weight – A dog will gladly eat all day and will not stop eating until you stop giving them something or they begin to vomit. It is one of their downfalls and so it is up to you as the owner to make sure that you watch your dog’s weight and that you make sure that you provide them with the best possible diet. The thing to remember is that many of the things that you enjoy eating are not suitable for the family dog and many animals suffer from such diseases as heart disease, liver disease and arthritis as a result of being too fat. Whenever possible, switch to the low-calorie option when it comes to their dog food and try to go easy on the portions even though you love them a lot.
● Brush their teeth – This makes many dog owners smile when it is suggested to them, but it is a very serious suggestion and something that you need to do for your dog. If your dog’s breath smells particularly bad then it might indicate that they have teeth gone problems in dogs that suffer from plaque as well. This plaque has to be treated and removed because if you don’t, then it may move into the dog’s bloodstream and affect their health in a very negative way and that is not good for your animal’s welfare. It is up to you to make sure that you buy the right kind of dog toothpaste and that you brush their teeth on a regular basis.
There are many different things that dog owners have to do for their dogs every single day of the week and so it is important that you know and understand that these responsibilities are yours. Owning a dog comes with a great deal of responsibility and so if you can’t handle it then maybe you should think about choosing a different kind of pet that is a lot less maintenance.