What Are the Necessities of Pet Care?

What Are the Necessities of Pet Care?

Necessities of Pet Care There are some basic necessities of pet care that all pet owners need to take into consideration. In order to have a healthy and happy pet, there are certain things that need to be provided to our beloved animals– especially dogs.

Pets first and foremost need food and water. They cannot live without these things. Ideally, pet owners need to feed their dogs food that will meet their nutritional needs. With that in mind, there are certain dog foods geared to dogs in certain stages of life, such as puppies versus mature seniors. It’s important that a dog owner feeds their pet “the right kind of food” that will ultimately help them overcome any problems with chewing or digestion. It’s also important to not overfeed a dog because then they become obese, which tends to lead to several health problems in the long term, such as heart disease. With regards to water intake, dogs need clean, fresh water daily. In general, it’s a good idea to fill the water bowl at least twice daily. Just like humans, dogs need to keep hydrated.

Another basic necessity for pets is having safe shelter. Dogs cannot easily survive out in nature, unprotected from the elements and harsh temperature changes. Therefore, it’s vital that owners make sure they’re indoors when bad weather hits, and that they’re sheltered from harm at all times. If and when that involves caging them (for their own safety, especially), so be it.

Going to the bathroom is another key element of keeping your pet healthy. They may need to learn to use “doggy doors” or potty pads. Generally, they need to learn to show their owners they need to be relieved so the owners take them outside to relieve themselves. Their “bathroom” needs to be clean since proper hygiene and sanitation is good for their health.

Finally, dogs require regular doctor visits and grooming times. Vets and groomers work in tandem to ensure pet dogs are looking, feeling and acting their best. Consider them allies in your ability to raise and keep your pet safe and healthy over the long term. Groomers have the means to bathe, brush and trim dogs, as needed, while also doing flea and tick removal. D’Tails Grooming of Augusta, Georgia, can groom your dog— call 706-731-0089 for more information.

Here’s Why You Should Take Your Dog to a Professional Groomer

Here’s Why You Should Take Your Dog to a Professional Groomer

Dog grooming involves bathing, drying and brushing a dog, as well as clippings and trimmings. Why should you take your dog to a professional groomer, like D’Tails Grooming of Augusta, Georgia? There are several reasons. The Right Tools First, professional groomers have “all the right tools” to do their job. From scissors to razors, clippers… Continue Reading

How Dogs Can Benefit From Daycare

How Dogs Can Benefit From Daycare

How do dogs benefit from daycare? Well, man’s best friend is a lot like man. He or she benefits from having others around. After all, people and pets get lonely when they’re all alone. Dogs thrive on interaction with other living creatures, whether it’s fellow canines and/or helpful humans. One of the main reasons people… Continue Reading

Can Dogs Sense Your Emotions?

Can Dogs Sense Your Emotions?

For those of you who’ve always insisted that your dog can read your emotions and knows how you’re feeling, you can finally say to unbelievers, “I was right!” Research has been done to figure out the emotional connection between man and dog. Published in the journal Biology Letters, this research involved experiments with dogs and… Continue Reading

A Group of Golden Retrievers May Extend the Life of Your Dog

A Group of Golden Retrievers May Extend the Life of Your Dog

Dog lovers know that their beloved pets share plenty in common with humans. An interesting research study currently underway seeks to take advantage of these shared similarities in the hopes of learning more about canine and human health. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is tracking the lifestyles and health status of 3,000 golden retrievers. All… Continue Reading