Along with the joy of having a furry pal as your companion, pet parenting comes with plenty of responsibilities. Therefore, September is designated as Responsible Dog Ownership Month. We know you love your furry pal, how are you being a responsible pet parent? Well, if you’re a novice pet parent, you might not be aware of a few things that dogs need. Hence, we have come up with some insightful points on how to become a responsible pet parent.
Firstly, a dog needs some basic amenities such as food and water bowl to keep him well fed and hydrated. In addition, don’t forget to microchip your dog so you can always keep a track on him. Dog proofing the house can also help if you’ve got a puppy in your house. These little safety measures can go a long way in keeping the dog in good health.
Although dogs come from the wild, they have evolved into social animals and need mental as well as physical stimulation. If you’ve got a hectic schedule, ensure you take some time out to go for a stroll with your doggo. You need to identify what kind of activities your furry pal is interested it and inculcate it in your dog’s daily routine. This way, your doggo will stay fit and healthy!
Train the Dog
When a dog lives with us humans, they are required to adapt to some basic behaviors. And as a pet parent, you are required to train your furry pal and teach him some basic commands. This phase doesn’t have to be overwhelming for you and your dog. Take it slow, and train the pet with patience and lots of love. This will also enhance your bond with your furry companion.
Diet and nutrition are of the utmost importance when it comes to caring for a pet. Pet parents often make a mistake of feeding table scraps and human food to their pets. This is okay as long as you’re not making a habit out of it. Human food contains a high amount of carbs and starch, which was upset the pet’s stomach and cause digestive issues. Therefore, always prefer to give pet food to your dog that is high in nutrition and developed according to your dog’s requirement.
Vaccines and Preventive Treatments
Dogs need many vaccines for diseases such as rabies, canine parvovirus, distemper. etc. These vaccines prevent pets from contracting such as harmful diseases. Moreover, there’s always a danger looming of fleas and ticks. So, ensure you get the necessary flea and tick preventives for your furry pal. Flea and Tick treatments such as Nexgard, Revolution, and Bravecto for Dogs are highly effective and provide complete protection from the insects.
Let’s all pay more heed to our pets and celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month. However, remember that this is not restricted to only September; these tips need to be followed all year round.
David joined CanadaVetCare in 2013 as a product analyst and veterinary assistant. Being a passionate pet lover and keen animal health researcher, David had always found ways and solutions to help pet parents to improve their pets’ health. He is always happy to answer pet health-related queries and recommending pet parents for the right pet product for their furry companions.