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Essential Care Tips For Your Dog

Dogs are loving pets. But caring for them can be hard work, especially if you are doing it alone. Here are some tips to consider in taking care of your pet dog:

If you do not have a dog yet, this is something you should consider before getting one: do you have a comfortable enough area where your dog can exercise? Do you have a big yard where you could exercise or play with your dog? Then can consider getting a large dog such as a German Shepherd, Labrador, or Golden Retriever. In case you only have a smaller space, get a smaller dog like a Terrier or Dachshund. These types of dogs need little exercise compared with the larger dogs.

Are there children in your household? Some dogs like Pitbulls and Dalmatians are known to be temperamental, so if this is your first time getting a dog and you are unsure how to train it, best to do some extra reading up if you want these breeds.

It is important that you groom your dog. A regular grooming session is recommended. A dog’s ears should be cleaned, as the wax and dirt removed every week. Ear cleaning also helps you detect presence of ear mites or infections. A dog should be bathed weekly with warm water and dog shampoo. It is also recommended that you brush your dog at least once a week.

After grooming your pet, do take it to a veterinarian to get its anti-rabies shots and over-all checkup.

A diet that is balanced and nutritious is recommended for your dog. Contrary to what many people think, dogs do not just eat meat. They also need carbohydrates. A diet consisting of 50 percent of protein or meat and 50 percent of carbohydrates is the preferred diet for dogs. Mikana provides your dog with the necessary nutrients – see our dog food page here:

Dogs need some amount exercise. A dog that exercises will minimise their instances of retrieving and chasing, digging, and chewing on various things. Exercises depend on your dog’s sex, age, and health level. A dog likes to jog, fetch, and race-walk a lot. One word of caution, however, is to start slow when making your dog exercise. Unfortunately, some dogs enjoy themselves so much when they do these exercises. They do not know when to stop it.

Having a pet dog comes with a lot of responsibilities. You have to take care of it. Although that may be hard work, it would also bring you fun and enjoyment when you see that your dog is healthy and loves you. Having a pet dog of your own is a pleasurable experience.