In the previous blog, we read about the benefits of having pooch in our lives. It includes overall better mood and health of family members, enhanced empathy among kids, reduced cardio vascular problems and much more....
For every pet owner, his pooch is like a family member. Since, pets have such importance in our lives, the write up explains how to keep them happy and healthy.
Tip 1: Dog Shelter
Like humans, your pooch too needs a suitable place to live in. It can be a small corner in the house, dog kennel in the backyard or any other suitable place. Pets like Pomeranian may not need a specified place.
Personally, my pooch loves to roam around the house, and finally sleeps on his bedding. Interestingly, he keeps on moving his bedding from one place to another, depending on the time and the situation!
However, if your dog has a permanent shelter, then it should have all the necessary facilities like comfortable space to live and sleep, protection from odd weather, be close to source of food and water and if possible, be personalized to meet other special needs like mating.
If you provide a customized bed to your pooch, make sure it’s dry and clean. In case of Pomeranians, they love to sleep near owners. So, place the bedding besides you, to make him feel happy and comfortable.
Tip 2: Food and Water
Dogs require nutritious food and clean water to remain hale and hearty. You may even consult a vet regarding the food and nutritional requirements of your pet, including the times of feed. Also, provide him clean water regularly to keep him hydrated and nourished.
Giving adult dog feed to puppies and vice versa can create complications. So, make sure, you provide feed as per age and requirement. If you don’t follow the right diet plan for your dog, they may also become overweight. So, it’s very important to give them food and snack in right quantity.
Tip 3: Physical Exercise
Your pooch requires regular physical exercises to remain fit and healthy. Exercises can in various forms including running in the courtyard, regular walk in the park, playing inside the house etc. It should be ensured on daily basis.
Dogs are naturally active physically. If your dog doesn’t want to play, they may be sick or unhappy. Consider them taking to the vet, if your pup is showing other signs of illness.
Tip 4: Regular Check-Ups
Similar to humans, pets also require regular check-ups. You should take your dog to vet for overall check-up at least twice a year, and should keep the report card at some safe place. Regular check-ups prove handy when your dog is suffering from ailments, but not showing signs of problems.
Tip 5: Playing with pooch
For your pooch, you are his world, you are his everything. He doesn’t dream of money, jewels, car etc but to spend quality time with you! It’s often said that a dog loves his master, more then he loves himself.
They feel loved and cared when you play with them, which improves their physical and mental health. It also provides them the necessary physical activity to remain fit and healthy. So, you must give your precious time to your adorable pooch too.
Dogs like Pomeranian have lots of energy. Playing with them, makes them utilize the same energy for physical activity. A happy dog is a tired dog after all the playing.
Tip 6: Keep your Dog Disciplined
Keeping a dog disciplined is essential for their overall well being, and to prevent any untoward accident or embarrassment in front of the guests. Examples of good habits include eating a wide variety of feed, having sufficient physical exercise daily, obeying basic commands and calls of dangers etc.
Following the aforesaid tips, can help keep you pooch healthy and happy. With a little effort every day, you can inculcate healthy habits in pooch, which will enable him live a long, happy and stress-free life.