The unwavering loyalty of the dog towards its owner is extraordinarily exceptional. That is the reason why dogs are known to be, as man’s best friend.
To reciprocate that loyalty, dog owners must know how to take care of their dogs by giving them the loving care and attention they need.
The bond in relationship between the dog and its owner has developed and strengthened with their living together over the years and a sudden demise of the dog would surely affect the owner emotionally as if he or she has lost an immediate member of his or her family.
Dogs serve in various needs of people. People used to take them as their companion when they are lonely and at the same time dogs serve also as protector and an alarm to their homes not only for burglars but in case of fires too. How many stories we have heard about dogs demonstrating their heroism by saving the lives of its owners?
Dogs serve as an extended vision for the blind, that help him or her to get around. Sniffing dogs are now used to check baggage for explosives and illegal drugs or substances, a loyal partner indeed in man’s safety and security.
It is important that dog owners should know how to take care of their dogs and provide of what they need. Dogs whether they are large or small, need lots of exercise. You need to stroll with your dog at least once every 8 hours and should be given at least a 20 minute walk to give the dog some fresh air, exercise and a chance to relieve themselves.
It is also important to play with your dog on a regular basis. This can mean going to the park on weekends or in time of your day off. Having a good game of fetch, tossing the ball around in your back yard or just wrestling on the ground with your dog, just make sure if you are ruff housing with a little dog that you don’t accidentally hurt the dog.
Playing with your dog regularly for a half hour a day, is not only good for the dog’s physical health but it make the dog mentally healthier and less likely your dog to become depressed. Doing it with your dog regularly lowers your blood pressure and it would make you physically fit aside from strengthening the bond relationship with your dog.
Feeding your pet dog properly is important to your dog’s health and growth. They need appropriate supplements like vitamins and minerals and the same also with elderly dogs which need more calcium in their diet to help protect their bones and joints.
To ensure that dog’s good health is maintained, you need to take your pet dog to the family veterinarian at least every six months and see to it that your dog received the required shots every year. Just like a normal person, dogs should be taken for a regular check up at least every 6 months.
Administering the required vaccinations and addressing your dog’s health problem promptly with your veterinarian, you can be assured of your dog’s good health and longevity.