Dogs – Your Dog And You: Tips And Advice

Few tips to share about dogs. In some ways, caring for a dog is almost like caring for a kid – a big, furry, slobbery kid. Dog care is a tremendous amount of work, and it can be hard to figure out what action you should take. Thankfully, you’re in the right place. This article will help you with your dog.

Hug your dog, but don’t kiss him. Your dog’s mouth is fairly dirty at any given time. You don’t know where your dog’s tongue has been, and you’re better off not knowing. There is a belief that the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of a human. This is not the truth!

If your dog spends a lot of time outdoors, he or she may eventually come in contact with a skunk. If he gets sprayed, mix together one teaspoon of dish-washing detergent, a fourth a cup of baking soda and a quart of hydrogen peroxide solution (but make sure it is no more than three percent). Apply the mixture to your dog’s coat and allow it to sit for five minutes. Wash your dog off well afterward.

Stuff

When you are getting dog food for your pet, don’t try to save money and get whatever is cheapest. It will benefit your dog greatly if he is fed food that is nutritious and high in quality. Sure, it’s more expensive. But, isn’t your pet worth it?

Breeds

When choosing a dog for your home, don’t forget to estimate the size it will be as a full grown adult. This is especially true if you have small children at home. Although a small puppy will be cute, it may grow into a large, one hundred pound dog. Do some research on the average adult size of the breeds you are considering.

If you have a pure bred dog, make sure you educate yourself on what type of problems are “normal” for that breed. Research his background and prepare for problems he might have. Your vet will be able to tell you how you can help your pet prevent illness that it is prone to getting.

Puppies

If you breed your dog, do so responsibly. The AKC advises all owners of pure-bred dogs to make an effort to advance the breed and discard all other motivations, such as money or experimentation. Consider the repercussions of your actions before allowing your dog to mate and create a litter of puppies.

Owning a new puppy is very similar to having a new baby. Puppies need a lot of attention and have to be taken care of constantly. They are not ready to be left alone for long periods of time and need to have a fair amount of attention devoted to them.

Caring for a dog can be absolutely exhausting, but that doesn’t mean it has to be. If you use the tips and tricks in this article, you may find living with your dog is a breeze. Soon, others will be wondering how you make being a dog owner look so easy.

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