The First Thirty Days With Your New Dog by Jan X. Cabanilla

  • June 22, 2012 - Are you dissatisfied with the dietary options from the dog found at your local grocery store? They will be your best friend, but will also depend on you for all of their needs. It is crucial that you understand how to properly care for your pet. The following tips will help you become a better pet owner.

    While you can hug your pet, you should avoid kissing your pet. Dogs lick dirty things you don't even want to think about. Dogs will eat their very own waste, dine on garbage, and gulp water straight from your toilet. It is an old wives' tale that dogs have cleaner months than humans. It isn't true.

    Do not feed your pet any table scraps. This will make him beg more regularly, and he may gain a preference for human food. You might be wrecking your dog's health by providing him table scraps. Make sure your dog doesn't hover around your dining room table so it isn't tempted to eat your food.

    Speak with your vet about the amount of food or dog bark collar you should be feeding your dog each day. Dog food packages provide guidelines, but they can be wrong for the particular pet and lead to obesity. A veterinarian should be able to let you know what your dog's specific needs are.

    Quit to force your pet to do things. In case your dog is not interested in a treat, do not force your pet to eat it. You need to find out what your dog does and does not like.

    Vitamins aren't necessarily a good thing for your dog. Pet food usually meets your dog's nutritional requirements alone. Certain vitamins could be overdosed and lead to damaged joints, bones and arteries. Before giving your pet vitamins, get your vet's OK.

    When giving your dog medication or special therapy, follow vet instructions closely. There is a reason dogs have to endure uncomfortable situations just like a cone-collar! It is always better to follow the recommendations shared by your veterinarian.

    Your puppy looks cute nibbling your slippers, but when he's full grown, it will not be cute to have him shred them into millions of pieces. It's critical to stop improper habits right away. Whenever you catch your puppy misbehaving, prevent doing what it's doing immediately. This can save you the trouble later.

    A brand new puppy should be socialized as early in life as you possibly can. The groomers, a dog park, and doggy play dates are great ways you can socialize your dog with other dogs.

    Allowing your canine's bad behavior cannot continue. Dog's should not be destroying furniture throughout the house. You encourage good behavior with the proper information. Recall the tips that you read here and teach your pet good behavior.