Two Important Dog Care Tips
Exercise Your Dog Consistently and Frequently
Routine and varied walks aren’t only important to keep your pet healthy. They also give him the opportunity to explore new surroundings and to experience new stimulation, including meeting other dogs. This will definitely help him develop into a well-adjusted and contented dog, and avoid developing behavioural problems.
Always supervise your own dog’s outdoor walking and exercise. Have in mind that not everybody likes dogs. Also, accidents can easily occur as well, so keep your pet on the leash unless you’re in a safe, totally fenced area.
Also, do not make the mistake of over-exercising your dog while he is still young, as his bones aren’t yet that strong enough to withstand the extra strain this puts on him. Until your dog grows to full strength, the rule is exercising him at a briefer interval and often.
In case you have a fenced backyard, one of the things you ought to do is to install a doggy door so he can have an extra exercise whenever he feels like or needs to venture out. It’s going to prevent many health concerns in the future.
Feed the Correct Food
A higher quality dog food is vital for a healthy dog. Always check on the labels what the ingredients are. Most dry foods use corn as their main component, which might be great for pigs or chicken, but it’s not good for dogs! Dogs are primarily meat-eaters and so nearly all the food ought to be animal proteins.
Even when you locate dry food where they list meat as their first ingredient, be cautious and always check the general “outline” of the components.
Many pet food companies are using this dirty trick where they list the ingredients one-by-one so that it would appear the meat is the main component because it is listed first, but you will find out that the vast majority of the components are grain based when you add it all together.
Although canned food is much better as it is meat based, be aware of the aforementioned trick too, especially with vegetables. Please do not even attempt those “healthy vegetable diets”. They may be best for you, but they definitely would not be good for your carnivore.
You obviously can always add some dry food to your dog canned food to make it more intriguing. And make sure your pet has access to clean drinking water.
Follow these important dog care tips and you’ll have a happy and contented dog that will cheer you for the rest of its life.