The Beginner’s Guide to Pets

Man’s Best Friend: Your Ultimate Guide to Dog Care It is fun and rewarding taking care of a dog, but owning one can be time-consuming and costly, so it is important to think about it a couple of times because having a pet is really a big responsibility. Owning a dog is considered a lifetime commitment because you have to include your dog as a part of your family as you will eventually develop a special bond. Sudden change in ownership can be traumatic for the pet owner and the dog, so be sure you are prepared with all the duties involved in dog ownership. You have to provide food, water, shelter, medical care, love and attention to your dog. It is expensive owning a dog averaging $800 to $1,000 per year for basic supplies, food and veterinary care and additional cost emergency care expenses. There are many breeds of dog so find one that you are interested in, one that can fit your needs and lifestyle. For example, greyhounds are naturally loving and sweet, can get along with strangers so it is usually ideal for first-time pet owners. Before adopting a dog, you can ask some recommendations from friends, relatives, and a veterinarian. A veterinarian is considered as the best source of reliable information when asking about a specific breed of dog’s character, attitude or personality as they have undergone a thorough study of animal behavior, and they have the experience handling different types of dogs. It is important to prepare all basic supplies before bringing your new dog at home such as ID tag, dog collar, rabies tag, leash, water and food bowls, comfortable dog bed and toys. If you are already decided on the specific type of dog for you, it is highly important to remove all pet hazards at home such as bottles of chemicals, small toys, curtain cords and electric cords away from your pet’s level to prevent accidents. It is also crucial to choose the appropriate dog food, and selecting those with “complete” or “balanced” on their labels help to give your dog the nutrients it needs, and consulting a veterinarian for suggestion is also helpful. If you will be adopting a puppy, prepare yourself being disturbed because just like human babies, puppies also cry in the middle of the night. Unlike human babies, it is not really a good idea taking your puppy to your own bed just to soothe him, instead, set up a puppy’s home in a kennel that can be closed or an enclosed space with a comfortable bed. Housetraining should start from the very first day you bring your dog at home, leashing your puppy to start getting to know your home and his neighborhood.On Tips: My Thoughts Explained

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