Monday, December 28, 2009

How to Take Care of your Dog

Bond that can arise between people and a dog can be very powerful, especially if it has strengthened the bond of life with each other for years, I personally have been in tears after losing our family dog who was like a friend to me from my birth until I was like 15 years old, when he was hit by a car one morning.

Dogs serve many different needs for the people. Some people get dogs because they are lonely and need a loyal friend, or because they want a dog to protect the house. A dog is well taken and attention given on a regular basis will give his life to help protect homes and their owners. For the blind dog can be a pair of eyes to help them get around and for a police dog can be the most important and loyal partner, with a nose that no one can beat.

The first thing you need to know about caring for dogs are dogs need lots of practice. This is the same for large dogs and small dogs. All dogs need to spend at least once every 8 hours and should be given at least a 20 minute walk to give the dog fresh air, exercise and a chance to escape.

It is also important to play with the dog regularly. This may mean going to the park on weekends or public holidays and have some fun pick up games, while throwing the ball in the backyard or on the ground wrestling with the dog, but make sure if you ruff housing with a little dog that you do not accidentally hurt the dog. Playing with the dog for half an hour a day, not just good dogs for physical health, but an excavation that is played with regularly are mentally healthy and less likely to be a dog of depression, as well as lowering blood pressure and it will also resolved to form a bond between you and your dog, which will be extended to your family if you should start to have one after the dog.

What do you eat your dog is very important for the dog continued good health. Dog food better be marked for what is the appropriate food groups for. Younger dogs require certain vitamins and minerals in large quantities then the adult dog, and the same goes for older dogs they need more calcium in their diet to help protect the bones and joints. Feeding your dog the wrong foods can inhibit the growth of the dog and the dog to open a greater risk of surgery when they are older.

Just as the dog must be taken to the vet's office every 6 months, and must receive injections every year. Regular checkups and vaccinations will also help ensure that your dog grow to be the old happy dog.


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