Want a Dog? 4 Things You Need to Consider

Posted August 5, 2015 by in Lifestyle

When you own a dog, loving them is often the easy part. But, you also have the responsibility of caring for their health and wellbeing. While most of us think that we are doing everything we can to protect our pets, there may actually be a few extra precautions you can take when it comes to their health.

Here are a few tips that you can use to help your pet get the best health protection possible.

Want a Dog? 4 Things You Need to Consider

1. Dog Collar Lights

If you haven’t heard of dog collar lights before, then it is time to check them out. The light in the collar protects your dog so they are easier to see in the dark or at dusk. Even better, they protect you and your children when you are walking your four-legged friend. Plus, they are a blast to use because you can make them flash if you’re feeling ready to dance down the street with your favorite companion. You can get dog collar lights on leashes and harnesses as well.

Protecting your dog by making them visible to others is a great start to their health and wellbeing. Dog collar lights are safe to use, and make for a great conversation piece for you and your friends.

2. Keep Up With Their Regular Vet Check-Ups

It can be easy to forget or skip your pet’s regular check-up, but for their health, you should always make these visits. If you often find yourself forgetting them, be sure to put a reminder taped to your bathroom mirror, or somewhere you look often. It’s also a good idea to set a calendar reminder on your phone.

Dazzle the vet at your next visit with your dog collar lights and keep your pet safe on the walk there and back. Even if your dog is fine, and you don’t think they need the check-up, you should still bring them to the vet. Often the yearly shots they get are to protect them from other animals they may meet in the future that could be carrying something.

3. Pay Attention To Their Exercise + Diet

Be sure you strap on their dog collar lights and get some exercise with them as often as you can. While your pet might like to be walked once a day, if you have a busy schedule, you might not be able to walk them that often. If this is the case, be sure you have an exercise routine in place for them such as running to catch a ball. In order to prevent future issues that may arise with old age such as hip dysplasia, keep your dog active, and they will thank you.

It’s also important that you provide them with a healthy diet. Remember not all dog foods are the same. Talk to your vet or someone with experience at your local pet food store to find out what ingredients are best for your four-legged friend.

4. Know Your Breed

Every breed is different in how they eat, exercise, and what their particular purpose is. If you have a dog that was born to protect, you should know that and act responsibly to allow them to get that energy out. Knowing your breed will give you the insight you need to understand future health problems, what purpose they were meant to serve, and how to care for their coat. If you have a mixed breed and you aren’t sure of the origin, then knowing the different breeds of dogs might give you a clue of what origin they are.

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The health of your dog is important to their happiness. Be sure that you protect them with dog collar lights when you walk them, give them the proper amount of food and exercise, and always make those visits to the vet. Knowing your dog’s breed will also help give you insight into how to care for them.

Practice these tips and you’ll have a healthy dog that will adore you.