Many dogs have acute hearing. Therefore, very loud music etc, can affect them painfully. Be considerate not to blast sounds at very high volumes when your pet is there. It hurts them.
Never leave your dog in a car with the windows closed in hot weather. Your dog can easily die in such circumstances. On the other hand, don’t leave the windows open so far in a public area where someone could try to steal your dog. A prudent decision in very hot weather if you are not going to be in the car, is to leave your dog at home.
Ticks can be at their worst in the fall season, especially along the East Coast of the USA. Continue into November to use tick repellent on your animals, and if traveling to areas where ticks live during this season, take spray if you are planning on playing a lot in the great outdoors with your pet. Don’t forget to protect yourself as well.
For large breed dogs, if you want to add some freshly chopped vegetables to his food, add it into wet foods where it can be mixed in. That in turn can be added to some kibble if you use it. Chop something like celery leaves, or a bit of lettuce, or carrots, a few slightly smashed blueberries, but don’t add more to his food than one TBS. It’s enough. Smaller breeds mix 1 TSP. Not all vegetables are good for dogs, so be sure it is acceptable for them.
Grooming your dog can offer a special time of bonding between you and your pet, and help establish good levels of trust and mutual awareness. The e-book series, CANINE GROOMING SECRETS, offers further information in this area.
There has been developed over time, a variety of types of grooming tools best suited to different types of dogs coats. You can consult one of the Dog Grooming supply companies to learn about what might best serve you and your pet. In fact look at a different companies as there are options. The e-book series, CANINE GROOMING SECRETS, offers more information on this subject.
It is healthier for your dog to always have fresh water available. A dog knows when it is thirsty and wants and needs water. The only time to perhaps regulate this is if a dog is sick, or you have a puppy and are training your pup to go to the bathroom outside. The e book series, LIFE WITH PUPPY has more useful info.
It is not necessarily beneficial to feed your dog the same dog food year after year. Alternating dog foods and adding some extra bits to your dog’s food can help keep your dog’s digestion more flexible. Transition gradually however if rotating foods after prolonged periods of use, and always choose a good quality food.
Always make sure if bathing your dog that it has ample time in the sun afterwards to dry, or you have a safe method to dry your dog’s fur to prevent fungus, or other kinds of skin issues that could develop of the skin and fur remain damp and wet. More information on grooming specific types of dog coats in the e-book series, CANINE GROOMING SECRETS.
The summer is a very popular and good time to bring a new puppy into your life. Choose from the “ Life With Puppy” e-book series on this site, a volume that will serve your current questions with answers that work.