Great Tips On How To Care For Your Dog

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  1. 1. Great Tips On How To Care For Your DogAre you someone that has owned a dog or has grown up around them? If you are thinking of gettinga dog, or already have one, knowing some simple facts can be a lifesaver. This piece will provide lotsof food advice for raising dogs well.Make sure your house is free of doggy danger. Prior to bringing your dog into your home, be surethat it is entirely safe. Medicine and cleaners should be stored, and indoor trash should be placed ina cabinet. Some plants in your house may be toxic to your dog, so they should be kept where yourdog cannot reach them.Since humans don't speak dog, we need to figure out how to communicate with our pets non-verbally.If your dog gets stressed when meeting a new dog or person, don't force them to meet. Itcould end up with someone getting bit. So pay attention to your dog's demeanor and make yourjudgement from these cues.Beware of flea treatments for your dog. A lot of these medications have ingredients that can beharmful to children and can cause cancer. Ask your vet for recommendations instead, and keepchildren away while you're applying flea treatments.Practice your training regimen for your puppy near your home. This allows you to control how manypeople are there while the training takes place. The more people there are, the more difficulttraining will be. Your dog may have trouble paying attention, and even the simplest commands couldgo right over their head.Your vet can give you some good advice on what you should feed your dog. Puppies may lack thedevelopment needed to tolerate certain kinds of food without getting sick. Be cautious of what youfeed your dog.Speak with your vet about the amount of food you should be feeding your dog each day. Most dogfood packages include guidelines but keep in mind that these instructions might not be adapted toyour dog. Ask your vet what the right meal plan is for your dog.Nip bad behavior in the bud. Ignoring it for a while can make it harder to correct later and you don'tknow what may happen if you don't. Bad behaviors that are left uncontrolled can result in humaninjuries to you, your child, your friend or your neighbor. This is why it's important to nip them in thebud immediately!Do not allow your dog to remain outdoors all day long. Lots of folks do this, but it's bad because dogsneed constant attention. A dog left alone outside will get very lonely. Plus, bad weather can behealth and even life threatening to your pet.If you have a dog with extreme separation anxiety, you can help reduce it by playing music orleaving the television on whenever you leave your home. The sounds of the music will provide asense of security and company for your dog. The sounds might help to emulate a normal homeenvironment when people are around.It is not unusual for a dog to step on sharp objects that leaves it with cuts. If your dog gets a cut,make sure that it is washed with antiseptic and then have a bandage wrapped around the wound. If
  2. 2. you believe your dog has a deep cut, you need to visit your vet.You may not have known that some vitamins can harm your dog. As long as your dog has a gooddiet, he or she needs no extra vitamin supplements. Giving your dog too many vitamins can end upresulting in problems. You should always speak to your vet concerning your dog's vitamin regimen.You cannot judge a dog's health by the coldness and wetness of its nose alone. Your dog's nose canbe wet and cold for numerous reasons, even when it's sick. Using your dog's appetite, attitude, andamount of energy, you can determine its health. These signs more accurately foretell the state ofyour dog's health. A rectal thermometer will come in handy to see if your dog is feverish.As you start training your dog, don't be afraid to try out a few different reward systems. See whatmotivates your dog to succeed. If they are food-driven, reward them with items like little hot dogs. Ifplay is what he wants, choose one favorite toy to play with him with as a reward. Certain dogs justneed love and affection whenever they behave.You have to watch what kind of food your dog consumes. As a puppy, it is okay for them to eat foodsfilled with calories, as they need it for their growth. These rich foods can cause health issues whenyour dog reaches its adult size and.After you've read over the above article, all of your dog care questions should be answered. So longas you use this information, your experience with dog ownership should be a positive one. Take timeto re-read this advice if anything remains unclear.To read more belonging to the author please visit