With the hustle and bustle of modern life, it can be hard to
find time to give our pets the kind of care that they need. We've
all missed walks before. This article highlights several dog care
tips to give our pets a better life, a few minutes of dog care at a
Maintaining a healthy weight for your dog is of paramount
importance to your pet's health. You can quickly check a dog's
weight by running your hand down his or her ribs while standing.
Dogs deposit excess weight on their ribs first. The dog's ribs
should be felt, but not seen. If you can feel the undulations of
the ribs, but not see the ribs, the dog is at a healthy weight. If
you can see the ribs, the dog is underweight, and if you can't feel
the ribs through a layer of thick skin, then the dog is overweight.
Checking your dogs weight every week or two provides cues about how
much your dog eats while you're not at home, crucial dog
information for anyone who is away from home most of the day.
Dog parks are often a godsend for busy professionals. On days
that you don't have time to walk, you can often find a half hour to
sit on a bench with a laptop and let your dog socialize and play
with other dogs. Be sure that you keep an eye on your dog, and
never leave your dog at the park unattended. Not all dogs are
well-suited for dog parks. Dog parks are best for dogs that are
friendly, young, and in good health. If your dog doesn't like the
park or there isn't a park nearby, take the initiative to start a
walking or jogging regimen for yourself in the morning. You'll
benefit, and so will your dog. Information about local dog parks
can be found at your veterinarian's office or via Google.
There comes a time in every pet owner's life when traveling with
pets for business or pleasure is necessary. Before traveling, be
sure to visit your local vet to get a clean bill of health (and
documentation if necessary) for your pet. Attach a sturdy collar
with a nametag, or better, a microchip to your pet before
traveling. If driving, pet carriers are essential to protect your
dog in the event of an accident: be sure to find a pet carrier that
you can secure to the car. Make sure to always carry a towel with
you for your dog as it can be useful if your dog gets wet, needs a
bath, or get sick. It's also worth securing your hotel
accommodations in advance of your arrival and, if you have a large
dog, inquiring about weight limits on pets. It is also important to
bring with you a familiar blanket, toy, or dog bed that can help
ease your dog into the new surroundings.
Although this may not be the ideal situation for all dogs, dog
day care can be a great help for busy professionals. Day-care can
help keep your dog happy and healthy whilst you are away. These
places can help your dog socialise and keep your dog active during
the day. Despite this, it is important to find a dog day-care that
is right for your pet's personality. Your dog should not be kept in
a cage or kennel during the day in order to ensure that when you
pick your friend up at the end of the day, you are both ready to
spend some quality time together.
It's no secret that having a small dog can make dog care easier
when living in a city and working every day, but if your
four-legged friend is a larger pet, the most important piece of dog
information to remember is that you'll have to walk or jog your pet
often. Any pet can happily live in any home so long as the space
provides shelter, warmth, food, exercise, and love.