Our pets give us so much. They offer us unfaltering loyalty, adorable companionship and endless amounts of unconditional love.
In return, we need to give them a lot of our attention and look out for when they need extra care and support.
However, caring for your dog is also simpler than you might think, and you can ensure your dog has a wonderful, happy, healthy life by following these simple tips.
Go For Regular Checkups
One of the first places a new dog owner will go to with their new pet will be the vet, and it is important to ensure that you two visit the vet frequently to ensure your pet is appropriately vaccinated, has the dog health care products they need and to check for long term health conditions.
They are also a great source of advice on how to take care of your dog, what foods are suitable and what you should pack into an emergency first aid kit.
Feed Your Dog Well
A balanced diet is important for all of us to ensure we have a healthy life, but it is even more important for your dog.
Dogs are very different in terms of activity and what their diets should contain, so be sure to ask your vet what foods are best for them and how much you should feed them at a time.
Try to stick to dedicated dog foods as well, as tempting as it often is to feed your pet scraps from the table when they start begging.
Wash Your Dog Frequently
Dogs are pretty messy pets, so you will often need to wash both them and their toys, beds and blankets regularly.
Train Your Dog
Dogs need to be trained to ensure you can talk to them and let them know when they are behaving well and behaving badly. Training classes can help with this.