It is important to know how to take care of a dog before bringing it into your home. You need to meet its needs, including body and emotions. This means providing nutritious food, clean drinking water, shelter, and the opportunity to live in a safe home.
It also means ensuring that the dog is happy by providing plenty of playtime, plenty of exercises and stimulating its brain. Taking care of a dog is a major responsibility, and raising a dog is not an easy task, but it will help you successfully build a bond of love and trust with an important new member of your family.
First, take care of the dog’s diet
- Feed your dog a good dog food
Read the label for the dog food item. The two ingredients should be some kind of meat, not a by-product of the meat or grain. This will help you know that food is rich in quality protein, not just fillers.
You can also consult your veterinarian for food advice. Your vet may guide you to choose a food that is right for your puppy, and he or she may suggest feeding the dog.
- Feed the dog regularly
It is recommended to feed the dog twice a day. Find out the proper amount of food that should be fed to the dog every day. Usually, the dog food is divided into two parts. Feed once in the morning and feed once in the evening.
Stable daily feeding can also help you with home training. Dogs usually go to the bathroom 20-30 minutes after eating.
- Don’t give your dog too much food.
This can lead to pet weight gain or health problems. Stick to the principle of giving food to dogs only during training. Remember, this is hard to understand, especially when your puppy looks at you with a pitiful look. But you have to insist!
Don’t give your dog what you think is delicious. There are many foods that are not only harmful to your dog but also harmful to its health. Do not give your dog any chocolate, avocado, bread dough, raisins, grapes, onions or xylitol, a non-caloric sweetener.
- Give your dog water
Food is not the only thing your dog needs to survive. But water is equally important. Keep your dog as close to the water as possible. Provide a bowl of clean drinking water whenever possible.
Second, take care of the dog’s health
- Make sure you have a good, reliable veterinarian
A good way to choose a veterinarian is to see if he or she can answer your questions in a timely and professional manner and how they interact with your pet.
You need to bring your dog to do regular checkups, so if you need to find multiple veterinarians, avoid a veterinarian’s time is not enough, and affect the dog’s timely treatment, you can change the vet at any time.
- Vaccinate your dog
Your vet will tell you which diseases are common in the area and which diseases need to be vaccinated.
The resident’s community requires that you vaccinate your dog with a rabies vaccine to protect your pet (and you) from this deadly disease.
- Consider putting an ID chip on the dog
This is a small microchip that is injected under the skin of the shoulder blade. Each chip has a unique number that is registered in the database with your contact details.
In the case of a lost or stolen pet, the chip is a way to pair you with a dog and prove that you have a pet.
- Regular parasite prevention and treatment
Regular inspection of aphids in dogs is important. The exact frequency depends on the lifestyle of the pet. Indoor dogs are more susceptible to helminths than outdoor dogs, and veterinarians generally use the breeding environment to determine the frequency of treatment of mites.
A low-risk dog may require only two or three rotifer treatments a year, while a high-risk dog may require monthly treatment.
Also, use flea prophylactic treatment. If you have a place to live, you should use a product that kills the scorpion in time to remove it.
- Consider abandoning your dog
If the dog carries a virus, or the health is greatly threatened, then you should consider giving up.
It can reduce the risk of certain health conditions, such as female breast cancer (if sterilization was performed before the second quarter) and uterine empyema (intrauterine pus), as well as male aggressive and prostate disease.
This is also a responsible thing because it reduces the problem of accidental reproduction and excessive pets.
- Buy pet health insurance
If it is difficult to pay for veterinary treatment, take out a pet insurance policy. As compensation for monthly insurance premiums, if the pet is sick or injured, the insurance company will pay most of the costs involved.
Investigate several companies and choose a more suitable and high-quality pet insurance company according to their insurance ability and insurance compensation.
Sorry, everyone, due to the length of the page, will lead to longer browsing time, so Wangcai will update here today, and the rest will be published in the follow-up article, thank you for your support!
If you have problems with dog training, maintenance, and beauty, you can comment on the message below the article and have the opportunity to select it as the subject of the article!
*The copyright of this article is only used by “Wangcai Pet Dog Network”. If there is any unauthorized reprint of the article, the relevant legal responsibilities will be investigated according to law.