Owning a pet dog can be life changing. The loyalty you receive is just amazing and don’t get me started on the companionship. Knowing you have to take care of your dog each day can give you purpose. So it’s no surprise that pet ownership can help you in many ways deal with factors in your life. Things like depression, anxiety and loneliness. So I thought it would be a great time share with you the simple routine of ownership. The basics that your dog needs to live a happy life by your side.
Daily dog walks
A healthy dog requires regular exercise. This is normally done through a dog walk. But also, depending on how well your dog is trained, you could let them off their lead in an open space for a run. Getting outside in the fresh air is good for your dog’s health and well-being – just like it can be for us adults. They get to use the opportunity to get rid of some of that built up energy. It can also take away any boredom they may have being in your home for long periods of time.
Regular health treatment
It’s advisable to keep on top of your dog’s health. Unfortunately, they can be prone to ticks and mites as well as worms. However, regular treatments of prevention for these kinds of things will keep them at bay. You can use brands like k9 advantix ii. They have all the information you need on how regular you need to do it and also how to administer the treatments.
A good diet
It’s essential that you give your dog a good diet. This encourages a healthy future for them and a long and happy life. It’s best to know exactly how much they should be eating, as overfeeding can cause problems with weight and general health. Most dog food brands have amount recommendations. But if you are still unsure you could seek advice from a professional like a vet.
Love and affection
Just like we can crave attention, a dog will always thrive on love and affection. So it’s essential to make sure they feel loved and well-cared for. You can do this by regularly grooming them to keep their coast nice and shiny;. Or just giving lots of ear scratches and belly rubs. By looking after them, they will always feel the love from you.
Regular vet visits
It’s always advisable to take your dog to a vet every year. This is so you can keep up with any vaccinations and check on their weight gain. A vet will always advise whether your dog is at a healthy weight or not. These are the perfect opportunities to seek advice on food and health, even just general wondering about your dog’s behavior. If they don’t know the answer, they often know someone who does.
I hope this simple routine helps you keep your dog healthy and happy for the future. As long as they feel loved, they will always remain loyal to you.