The domestication of dogs is ancient, predating most of human history. It’s clear that people and dogs are destined to share lives. Just remember that you have a responsibility to look after your dog’s health and well-being. You should keep reading to learn more about being a good dog owner.
It takes a lot of money to raise a dog. Every dog is going to need supplies, good food, and will also need medical care. After all is said and done this could cost about $800 or more. It can cost a lot of money to take your dog to the vet in an emergency, so you will want to investigate health insurance for your pet.
Make sure your home is dog-proof. Before you bring a dog into your home, you should be sure that the area you’re bringing it to is safe. Store things like meds and cleaning products in a safe location, and be sure to keep any indoor trash cans behind a cabinet. Some plants that are usually kept in the home are poisonous to pets, so move them where your dog cannot get to them, or put them out of your home completely.
Be wary of the flea treatment you’re going to use on your dog. Some of them contain chemicals that can increase the risk of cancer in children, and are 1,000 times as strong as the safe levels recommended by the EPA. Talk to your veterinarian about safer alternatives.
Your responsibility as the owner of a dog is to provide him with everything he needs. Apply the tips you just read to make sure your dog is happy and in good health. Just implement a few of these tips into your household plan, and you will see some serious improvements in your dog very quickly.