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The Best Ways to Take Care of Dogs

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 09/23/2008 | Pets and Animals

            Everyone knows that dogs are Manís best friends, so the best way to look after your dogs is to be their best friends too. Your pet dog needs all the attention you can afford, lots of exercise, play and an owner that will train it to obey and be dedicated and loyal to him. They have amazing qualities and seem to be able to communicate with humans in a way that at times you would actually mistake them for one!

            So, keeping in mind that dogs need care and commitment, make sure you are also well equipped for taking care of your dogís health and well being. Make your petís and your home as comfortable as you can, especially if you will be leaving it at home alone.

            The best way to keep your dog happy for the day is to take your it for an exhaustive long walk before your off to work, do not forget to feed it and leave plenty of water in the water bowl, as well as toys it may play with, to avoid boredom, which may lead the dog to ruin the furniture, scratch doors or bark all day when left alone.

            Taking care of your dog also means you need to prepare a comfortable bed for your pet to rest in also needs a leash, and some breeds of dogs need muzzles when youíre out on walks.

             Remember that you will need a dog licence, for all dogs must be legally registered. If you still have not chosen your pet dog, the best way to choose is to consider your house size and your employment, for some breeds can be calm and enjoy lazing about the house, while others can be highly energetic and need space and exercise.

            The best way to feed your pet dog is to provide it with a well balanced diet of meat, grains, fruit and vegetables, which can be purchased at the pet shop or at general stores, where you can find food for both puppies and adult dogs. Adult dogs must be fed once or twice a day, depending on their size, while puppies need three to four meals per day. Be careful not give your pet too much food, for a dog will usually lick its bowl clean and look up for more!

            Take extra care of your dogís skin and fur to avoid ticks or objects that may easily get stuck between its paws or in its ears. Bathe your pet once a week, not forgetting to brush and comb the fur every day, or more if your pet dog has long hair. Take care, for too many baths may irritate the skin, and make sure you thoroughly rinse the soap out for the same reason.

            The best way to take care of your dogís health is to take him regularly to the veterinarian for vaccinations and sometimes for worm treatments.

            It is also important to train your dog to keep at heel and avoid barking too much, you may take care of these problems by walking it often, at least two or three times a day, this will also be an ideal toilet time! Remember to pick up your dogís faeces, as it is forbidden to soil the public grounds. If you cannot walk your dog that often then the best way to avoid a dirty floor is to train it to go to a toilet corner you can prepare at home.

            If you take care of your pet dog, it will definitely take care of you too!