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When It Comes To Dog-related Answers, We've Got Them

Jul 15

When It Comes To Dog-related Answers, We've Got Them

The loyalty of a dog is what it makes it such a wonderful pet. That doesn't mean that's how they are, instantly. Training them, working on behavioral issues and caring for them properly all go a long way toward helping to ensure they are welcomed family members and companions. Learn more about dogs in the paragraphs that follow.

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Go on and hug your dog, but do not kiss him. Dog kisses are adorable, but your dog's mouth is really dirty. Dogs root around in garbage pails, drink enthusiastically from the toilet bowl and love to lick and smell certain body parts of other dogs. Many people believe that the human mouth has more germs than that of a dog - this isn't true. It certainly isn't the truth.

 

Be a good neighbor and discourage your dog from barking, unless he is alerting you to danger. Most people get used to the sound of their dog yelping, but others find it a constant annoyance. If your dog barks often, consider talking to your vet about what could be causing it and how you can put a stop to it, for everyone's sake.

 

If you notice your dog gets dry skin in the winter, you probably need to brush him or her more often. Doing so will get rid of old fur and help get their oil glands working properly. Try brushing once in the morning and once in the evening to see if it makes a difference for your pet.

 

Whenever you adopt from the pound, take the dog straight to the vet. Shelter dogs have likely been exposed to all kinds of viruses, such as parvo and distemper, which are deadly. It's smart to ensure your dog has all shots necessary before you take him home.

 

Know your dog's behavior and body rhythms well, to keep him at his healthiest. Medical issues often present themselves in slight nuances early on and if you know your dog, you'll see them. Pay attention to input and output, sleep duration, energy levels and so forth to keep on top of important issues that affect his health.

 

When you get a new dog, set up an appointment for him at the vet. As soon as you bring your new dog home, make an appointment with your vet. The vet is going to check over your dog to see if everything is okay, as well as set it up to get vaccinations it may need. Set up an appointment to have your dog fixed, too.

 

Unless you're okay with your dog playing with your shoes and other things around your home, buy him some toys. He will enjoy having things of his own, particularly if they are interactive like pull-toys you can use together. Also buy him things he can use to occupy himself and stay out of trouble!

 

You may now understand that good dog care does not need to be difficult. Use these tips and do more research on the different issues you are running into. Use what you learned today to help make it easier for you and your furry companion to adjust.