If your dog needs to eat, it might start scratching at its food dish. When a dog needs to relieve himself, he might scratch on a door. When a dog want attention, they may stare at you with yearning, sad puppy eyes. You might not know what your dog needs, keep reading and you might find out how to figure it out.
When you take your dog with you on vacation, take a picture and save it to your phone. This way, if you find out that your dog went missing along the way, you will have a recent picture that you can show to people when you go out to look for you pet.
Make sure to keep prescription drugs out of the reach of your dogs. Swallowing just a few pills could lead to catastrophic health issues for your dog, including a seizure or heart attack. If your pet does manage to ingest some medicine, contact the vet right away.
Avoid letting your dog walk without a leash outside of your property, regardless of how well he behaves. Wild animals can get his attention and cause him to run out into the street, or a provocation could startle him and cause unpleasantness with other dogs or people. Your dog’s safety and behavior are your responsibility.
You should talk to your vet about the foods you give your dog. Some puppies take longer to develop, and some types of food may be too rich, leading to an upset belly or vomiting. Err on the side of caution when feeding food to your dog.
Teach your dog the right way to walk with a leash. Make him walk at your side, and do not let him pull far in front of you or stay far behind. Use the command “heel” to prompt him. Your dog will be safer in this position, and you’ll both enjoy your walks more this way. Even if you still use the loose leash walk at times, helping your dog to understand this command is a good idea.
You dog should go to the vet on a regular basis. You must keep up with vaccinations, heartworm testing and physical exams for your dog. You will have more frequent vet visits if you have a puppy. You also should see a vet as soon as possible if your dog seems ill or gets injured.
If you are shopping for a new dog and already own another dog, it is a good idea to take your old dog along. Dogs can be quite social, but some are more effective at socializing than others. Finding dogs that like each other will save you headache and heartache in the long run.
If you’re eating a snack, you sometimes will feel like it’s a good idea to share with your dog. Certain foods are okay for this, but some foods are not good for dogs. Grapes and chocolate should never be given to canines. These types of food are very detrimental to your dog’s health.
Dogs are emotional creatures. That said, reading this article will give you a greater understanding of the body language of your dog. Your dog is going to love you because of that.