How to Achieve Maximum Success with Dogs

Keeping Your Dog Healthy

Because you have a dog, it’s your sole responsibility to take care of his health so he can serve you well and live healthy, which will translate into you’re getting pleasure from his companionship, as well as you won’t be spending much with vet visits.

Take your dog for regular walks

Your dog will be getting a lot of benefits when you bring him for regular walks, and these are: he stays healthy because the walking exercise keeps his weight down, including his blood pressure; the exercise alerts his mental state, making him activate his animal instincts to be sensitive to his environment through his sight, smell, and hearing; his animal aggression is controlled, like chewing anything his teeth can grab inside the house and, aside from all these, you are also benefited from walking your dog, as you, too, can get the needed exercise for your health.

Keep a quality diet for your dog

Based on size, age, level of activity and breed and according to the recommendation of your vet, feed your dog with a quality diet, instead of table scraps, like food with onions, avocados, grapes, and chocolates. Dogs are known to have no control on what they eat, therefore, provide a scoff bowl to help your dog eat more slowly and remember that obese dogs, just like humans, can have an adverse effect on health in many ways.

Provide time to groom your dog

Proper grooming procedures must be given to your dog, such as: comb the fur to improve circulation around the body; check for fleas and lice, bumps and cysts on the dog’s skin; trim the dog’s nails; brush the dog’s teeth as often as possible; and check on the dog’s ears for dirt and ticks.

Build a good relationship with your dog

Dogs are social creatures and they need a lot of social interaction with members of the family, and in order to help them develop this social skill, as dog owner, you have to constantly communicate with your dog by talking to him, giving him commands, and showing him hand signals that can convey a message to him, as well as quality time so you can properly communicate and enjoy the bonding time. Giving your dog quality time can help you develop a good relationship with him and in doing so, you become sensitive to recognize early signs of an illness.

Have your dog examined by a veterinarian on a regular basis

It is important for dogs to have a regular vet visit to meet up with their vaccination schedules, as well as being treated on the following: de-worming, external parasite control and signs of illness, to some extent.