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Man’s Best Friend: Your Ultimate Guide to Dog Care It is fun and rewarding taking care of a dog, but owning one can be time-consuming and costly, so it is important to think about it a couple of times because having a pet is really a big responsibility. Owning a dog is considered a lifetime commitment because you have to include your dog as a part of your family as you will eventually develop a special bond. It is essential to be prepared for all the challenges and responsibilities you have to face involved in dog ownership because any sudden change in ownership can be traumatic for you and your dog. Owning a dog means providing not only food, water, shelter, and medical care but also the love and attention your dog truly deserves. Owning a dog means spending an average of $800 to $1,000 per year for basic supplies, food, and veterinary care as well as additional cost emergency care expenses. There are many breeds of dog so find one that you are interested in, one that can fit your needs and lifestyle. For example, greyhounds have laidback attitude, can be active or couch potato, low-maintenance and with their natural loving and sweet character make it a good pet for first time dog owners. To make sure you land with the best decision, it is important to get a recommendation from a trusted friend, relative or veterinarian. The the best source of information is a licensed and experienced veterinarian because of the education and expertise a veterinarian possess in handling different breeds of dog, so are knowledgeable about different dog’s character, attitude or personality as they have undergone a thorough study of animal behavior. It is important to prepare all basic supplies before bringing your new dog at home such as ID tag, dog collar, rabies tag, leash, water and food bowls, comfortable dog bed and toys. If you have decided to finally adopt a dog and you already have chosen one, prepare your home and put away hazardous items to prevent accidents at pet level such as bottles of chemicals, small toys, curtain cords and electric cords. When choosing a dog food, look for label that says “complete” or “balanced” and consult a veterinarian for recommendation. Be prepared for crying if you are planning to adopt a puppy because they are just like human babies, and they cry during the night on their first days in their new home. But never soothe your puppy in your own bed, instead, set up a puppy’s home in a kennel that can be closed or an enclosed space with a comfortable bed. Housetraining should start from the very first day you bring your dog at home, leashing your puppy to start getting to know your home and his neighborhood.Learning The Secrets About Animals

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