Being a dog owner is a wonderful experience, even if you are depressed or busy, you can resist yourself from spending some time with your pet. But have you ever asked yourself if you are a responsible dog owner?
Being a responsible dog owner is more than adoring your dog. When you adopt a dog then you makes a serious commitment to yourself and dog that you will be a responsible dog owner by following vital duties. If you are going to buy dog then this article will help you in learning the responsibilities of being a dog owner and even if you already have a dog, then these points will help in reminding the responsibilities again. Following points are all the things that you should keep in mind and will help your dog to stay happy and healthy.
1. SPAY AND NEUTER :-
If you want to avoid unwanted litters then spaying or neutering your pet is very important. It is a surgical procedure in which, their sexual parts are removed by the veterinarians. There is already a problem of over pet – population in which millions of pets suffers. According to many studies, the female dogs who has been spayed before their first heat, are more happier and healthier as compared to those female dogs who has not been spayed, while on the other hand, neutering the male dogs, there is a less chance of having testicular cancer. So if you want your dog to stay healthy and happy then you must spay or neuter your dog.
2. SPENDING TIME WITH DOG :-
This is the one of the most important thing that every pet owner should do. Bonding with dog is very important and in order to make bond with him, you have to spend time with him by playing with him, walk him petting, bathing etc. Usually, you both make bond beween the first few days of dog ownership however maintaining that bond with your dog is a life – long process. So do not think that oncs you have created bond with your dog, your job is done. You still have to take time from your busy schedule and spend time with him. Training with him and caring for him is also a great way to create a bond with him. Remember that if you are out and busy and with friends or work then your dog is waiting for you to come back home, I mean isn’t it adorable? If you treat your dog like a “show – piece” and do not spend much time with him then you do not deserve to own any pet. He can even get depressed if left alone so, no matter, how much you are busy, I hope you will take time out from the busy schedule and spend time with him, so have fun!
3. KEEP DOG’S FOOD AND WATER BOWL HEALTHY :-
It is very important to keep your dog’s water and food bowl clean, otherwise, it can develop dangerous bacteria and fungus which can cause your dog to become sick. If you are feeding him wet food then you should defineltly wash the bowls everyday, and if you are feeding dry food then atleast you should rinse the bowl with warm water. This is the one of the most easy task that you can do so try not to neglect it.
4. PROVIDE YOUR DOG WITH HEALTHY FOOD AND CLEAN WATER :-
Your dogs needs a well – balanced diet and clean water in order to stay healthy. You can buy foods from pet stores which would be the best option for you, as it provides all the ingredients which your dog needs. However, it would be better if you check the ingredients list before buying and also make sure that the food provides high – rich proteins. You can also try in making your own dog – food, there are plenty of receipes are available on the internet. So good luck!
5. TRAINING :-
Training dogs are very vital, it will also strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Every dog owner should teach their dogs obedience training in order to avoid any behavioral problems in future. Training will be beneficial for others too, as a proper trained dog is not likely to upset other people. If you haven’t start the training sessions of your dog then immediately start it as soon as possible. A dog who hasn’t trained properly will always create problems for you in the home as well as outside.
6. TAKE YOUR DOG TO VET ATLEAST ONCE A YEAR :-
Human goes to their doctors for regular check ups, right? In the same way, dogs too need to go to vet for regular check up atleast once a year. Regular check ups are important in order to make sure that your dog is healthy.
If you have a dog and does all the thimgs that are listed above then you really know the responsibilities of your loving dog.