Guest blogger Ryan Ely shares what he’s learned about caring for a dog…
Scheduling regular visits to the vet should be a major priority, especially if you bring home a new dog. Making sure your dog has all the primary vaccinations is extremely important because you can give yourself peace of mind knowing that your dog will be protected from things like parvo, rabies, and distemper. These are serious canine diseases, and unfortunately, they all are fatal. Getting your dog vaccinated for rabies is a must, especially if your dog goes outside.
Pay Attention to Your Dog’s Dental Hygiene
Making sure you take care of your dog’s teeth is very important. If you notice your dog losing teeth, or it has increasingly bad breath, then it may be time to make another important visit to the vet. However, in the meantime, you can try giving your dog dental chews that can help combat this problem, but if you wait until it’s too late, then you could run the risk of your dog developing other painful diseases. If you let this problem continue, then your dog could spend the rest of its life struggling to eat normal dog food, or living with excessive pain, and nobody wants to see their companion suffer. Do the right thing, and get to a vet.
Keeping your dog active is one of the most important things you can do for your dog. Make time each and every day to try and play, or exercise with your dog for at least thirty minutes. Doing this will not only help you bond with each other, but you will be helping your dog fight obesity, heart disease, and respiratory problems that could occur if your dog becomes inactive. Exercising, and playing will also keep your best friend happy, so why not do it? Did you know that most vets say that three out of five domestic dogs are facing obesity due to lack of exercise? Yeah, it is definitely becoming a major problem that needs to be faced head-on.
Ryan Ely is a pet Lover who believes in helping all animals in any way he can. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids who he loves very much. Visit his website.