MAKE SURE YOU GIVE YOUR DOG A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Check for areas that are away from any harm and a quiet space for them
A DOG MUST ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO WATER
Keep them hydrated it's a priority for health and energy .
RESEARCH AND BUY THE BEST FOOD FOR YOUR DOG
Your Dogs food should have the right nutritional value for their breed, age, size and level of activity. Also take into consideration any allergies they may have or if they are prone to weight gain. It is important to follow your vets advice and dietary recommendations. Try not to feed from the table or give them left overs, some human foods do not agree with your dog, keep to healthy options and specially made dog treats.
Many breeds are prone to gum disease, which can have serious implications. Infection resulting from this condition leads to premature tooth loss, and can commonly cause infections in major organs, including the heart valves.
CHECK IN WITH YOU VETERINARIAN ON A REGULAR BASIS.
Your veterinarian will provide you with the information on vaccination schedules, deworming and external parasite control. Keep a copy of your pet’s vaccination records in your home or with you when you travel.
EXERCISE YOUR DOG
Make you take your dog out on walks, its good for stimulation the brain so they don't become bored and use there time to gain bad habits in the home. A happy dog is an active dog.
PLAY GAMES WITH YOUR DOG
Dogs are social creatures and they need to interact with their owner. Quality time will help you get to know your dog and enhance your ability to recognize early signs of an illness that could be developing.
TRAIN YOUR DOG TO FOLLOW THE SIMPLE COMMANDS.
Puppy and dog training classes can be very helpful. The better your dog is at following basic and necessary commands, the greater the chances are that your dog will live a safe and long life.
PRACTICE REPRODUCTIVE CONTROL.
Spaying or neutering is a very good option in the UAE as there are untold numbers of strays that need fostering, so if you pet is not yet done look into the process. Consult with your veterinarian in regard to other options that are available.
REGULAR GROOMING AND NAIL TRIMMING.
Long coated dogs are prone to developing matts in their hair, and we live in a country that is prone to tics. which are a common parasite and cause serious complication if one attaches itself to your pet. Regular grooming is a great preventative measure to having such issues. Overgrown nails are also common in elderly dogs and can make it more difficult for them to walk.
READ UP AND LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ABOUT YOUR DOG’S BREED, RAISING, TRAINING AND LIVING WITH DOGS, IN GENERAL