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5 Best Reasons You Need to Get a Dog Right Now

5 Best Reasons You Need to Get a Dog Right Now

There are lots of tips for keeping your dog healthy out there. Your dog is part of the family. You want to keep your dog happy and healthy for as long as he or she is on this Earth. Being a pet parent means being responsible as your pooch is entirely dependent on you. Here are twelve of the best tips for keeping your dog healthy.

1. MENTAL STIMULATION

Dogs vary in their intelligence. Golden retrievers, Brittany spaniels, border collies, poodles, German shepherds and other medium to large sized dogs are bright, with border collies being the brightest. Even small dogs like daschunds are bright in their own ways, such as saving their owners from house fires. All dogs need mental stimulation. Depending on the breed, dogs are capable of learning up to 200 languages and they are capable of understanding commands in two languages. 

2. ALWAYS OBSERVE YOUR DOG

Just like you would never take your eyes off of your children when they are playing in the yard, never take your eyes off of your dog when he or she is in the backyard. Injuries or a fight with a neighbor’s cat or dog could have you going to the vet immediately. 

3. WASH YOUR DOG ONCE A MONTH

You don’t want to over-wash your dog or it’ll strip his or her natural oils. Once a month is a suitable amount of time to wash your four-legged prince or princess. Be sure to use only dog shampoo as human shampoo is harmful to their sensitive skin.

4. A POOCH WILL GET YOU IN BETTER SHAPE

Sometimes, my dog randomly runs and wants me to chase him. He may not get tired, but trust me, I do. I am thankful to him because it helps me cover the time for my exercise. Plus, it is even more exciting and fun. You can always choose to walk your dog in the nearest park or take a stroll with him in your backyard.

5. MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THEIR MONTHLY HEARTWORM MEDICATION

Heartworms can grow inside of a dog and kill them. The likelihood of a dog having deadly worms in their body is high if they aren’t given their monthly heartworm medication. Be sure to talk with your veterinarian.

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