Dogs of the Year: Tips/Facts for Taking Care of Dogs


Dogs of 2017: Tips/Facts for Taking Care of Dogs
By Annabel Fogleman

If you absolutely love dogs, you must remember that you will be taking care of it for as long as they live. Dogs live to about 10-15 years. If you can’t handle that, I don’t recommend a dog for you.

Now for the food. Here’s a fact: Dogs mostly want wet food. It tastes better. But dry and crunchy food is better for their teeth. Although it is true, wet and canned food keeps them healthy. So I would mix a little bit of both. (It’s what I do for my dogs.) And give them plenty of clean water. It will help them stay healthy also. (Remember, dogs aren’t plants. They need clean water like humans.)

Be sure to teach your dog manners. Teach them right from wrong. Don’t yell or hit them. It will encourage them to to do what’s wrong instead.     (They will want to give you a payback.) You should instead put them in a cage. But  if they do something right, definitely reward them so the dog knows he or she should do that.


For the health, remember to bring your dog to a vet near you. If they squeak because of a shot, that is nothing to worry about. It is the pain that you have with your shots. That sounds terrible, (I agree) but they get over it. And in summer, make sure to give a haircut to your dog. They can be very uncomfortable if they are too warm or hot.


Always make sure your dog is safe. Dogs trust humans when it comes to safety. If a dog is in your yard, make sure there is a fence. Have a healthy dog!


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