Caring of Pet - Dog

 
Your dog gives you a lifetime of unconditional love, loyalty, and friendship. In return, she needs attention and regular care from you to make her happy, healthy and well balanced. Take care of these 11 essentials, and you'll be assured to develop a rewarding relationship with your canine companion.
  • Regular Examination of your dog:
    It is recommended that you take your dog for an annual examination to the veterinary clinic. Your veterinarian can check your dog for illnesses you may not be aware of and assess his overall health. Veterinarians will also check your dog for any worm infestations and will prescribe correct medication to eradicate any problem they may have with these parasites.
  • Balanced Diet:
    Give your dog a nutritionally balanced diet, including constant access to fresh water. All dogs' diet should include a combination of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Ask your veterinarian for advice on what and how often to feed your pet.

    Dry dog food of a good quality is often considered the best food for dogs. Leftover vegetables and meat scraps can be added to dry food for variation in texture.
  • Exercise:
    A dog needs plenty of exercise. Studies have shown that dogs who are getting adequate exercise are healthier and happier. They are also more social when they are in public places. When dogs are given regular exercise, they are more calm at home and are less restless when left alone.
  • Grooming and Nail Trimming:
    Long coated dogs are prone to developing matts and ice balls in their hair. Overgrown nails are common in elderly dogs and can make it more difficult for them to walk. In addition, such nails are much more prone to breaking, which can be quite painful.
  • Spay and Neuter Your Dog:
    By spaying or neutering your dog, you are doing your part to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation. It's a procedure that can be performed as early as six to eight weeks of age. Spaying and neutering doesn't just cut down on the number of unwanted pets; it has other substantial benefits for your pet. Dogs who have this routine surgery tend to live longer, be healthier, and have fewer behavior problems (e.g., biting, running away)
  • Get Regular Vaccinations:
    For optimal health, dogs need regular vaccinations against common ills, such as rabies, distemper, parvo virus and hepatitis. How often your dog needs to be immunized depends on their age, lifestyle, health, and risks. So talk to your vet about the vaccinations that make sense for your pet.
  • Dental care:
    Just like you, your dog can suffer from gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth pain. So, regular brushing and oral cleanings help keep your dogs teeth strong and healthy. Your veterinarian can assess your dog for any dental problem. This involves cleaning, scaling and polishing your dog's teeth.
  • Never Give your dog People Medication:
    Medicines made for humans can kill your dog. NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen are the most common pet poisoning culprits, Human drugs can cause kidney damage, seizures, and cardiac arrest in a dog .If your dog is ill consult your veterinarian for cure.
  • External Identification:
    Outfit your dog with a collar and ID tag that includes your name, address, and telephone number. No matter how careful you are, there's a chance your companion may become lost—an ID tag greatly increases the chance that your pet will be returned home safely.
  • Training:
    Train your dog to follow the simple commands. Puppy and dog training classes can be very helpful. The better your dog is at following basic and necessary commands, the greater the chances are that your dog will live a safe and long life.
  • Relationship:
    Be loyal to and patient with your faithful companion.
    Dogs are social creatures and they need to interact with their owner. Quality time will help you get to know your dog and understand particular needs that it might have, as well enhance your ability to recognize early signs of an illness that could be developing. In addition, time spent in developing a relationship will help prevent many undesirable behavioral pattern. So communicate with your dog and develop a healthy relationship.