Just as Well as Us
Getting a new pet can be exciting, and a dog is the most popular option with many families across the globe. They are loving, playful, and great for cuddles. It’s no wonder they’re known as man’s best friend.
The thing is, as time goes on, the novelty of a new puppy can wear off. They grow and aren’t as cute as they were. We get used to having them around and sometimes forget to take care of them as we should.
Buying a dog is a huge responsibility and one we need to acknowledge for their whole life. They need to go for check-ups and go through a daily grooming routine, just like us. We need to take care of them correctly, but how?
Visits to the vets are expensive, which is why we often put them on hold, or wait for an emergency. The reality is, however, that a visit every couple of months will save money in the long run. Avoiding problems and illnesses altogether is a lot cheaper than a dog getting ill due to negligence.
If the same vet is used each time, they may be able to offer a special deal or some money off on regular visits. You could also consider pet insurance to save money. Keep the dogs’ wellbeing in mind and help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A spa day can do a world of good for humans, leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The same goes for our poochy pals. We can bathe our dogs at home, but in a spa, they will wash them more thoroughly and use some quality products.
A hair cut, brush, and nail clipping is also a good idea. Cutting nails at home can be dangerous and often a one gets clipped too short and causes pain. Taking our furry friends to be pampered is a nice treat and also takes care of some risky treatments, so we don’t have to do them at home.
Everyone spends a bit of time in front of the mirror every morning. We wouldn’t go out without combing our hair or brushing or teeth. So why should our dogs? Invest in a doggy hairbrush and teeth cleaning kit. They’ll smell a lot nicer too, and hair won’t shed all over the house.
We also need to be checking little things to see if a visit to the vets is on the cards. Check dental hygiene, eyes, paws, and ears daily for little critters, dry skin, or other abnormalities to make sure they are clean.
Don’t be afraid to ask the vet for advice on how to clean dog ears, mouths, and other vital areas. Daily routines will aid in lowering vet bills and visits.
Stay Out of the Dog House
To make sure our pets are cared for as best as possible we should be keeping on top of their grooming. Take them to the spa and vets regularly to avoid serious issues, or we might be in the dog house with the vet and our pooch.