Your furry friend deserves the best care possible. Not only do they need your constant attention, they also require your care. Pets are known to not only reduce stress, but also increase overall happiness and relaxation. They are the best companions in many ways and always show us love and affection, even when we are at our lowest. So, as a way to thank your pets, here are a few pointers to give them the best treatment possible; to show that you love and care for them as much as they do you.

1.     Cleanliness

Giving your dog a bath can be a challenge if they are not a fan of water and haven’t been trained to tolerate it. Alas, it has to be done! Washing your dog once every two weeks keeps them clean and healthy. Scrub them thoroughly with a brush and dog shampoo, ensuring you are gentle by their ears and their tail. Rub your dog dry as best as you can once upon rinsing and let them air dry after. Brushing your dog’s teeth can also help keep their teeth strong and healthy, while reducing the bacteria that lives in their mouths from licking and biting anything and everything! Inspect them for ticks regularly, and brush their fur as often as you can to loosen old fur and keep their coats glossy and healthy. A strong brush with firm yet gentle bristles is enough to accomplish this. If your dog likes to be indoors, invest in a Dr. Clo disinfectant that is mild and gentle on the senses to keep your surroundings clean and bacteria-free for him.

Dr. Clo

2.     Exercise

Exercise is an important component to keep Fido physically strong and healthy. There are several ways to make sure he gets his daily workout in. If your dog loves to go on runs, he can join you on your jogs and runs, or take him for walks. Swimming is another enjoyable sport if your dog enjoys water. Swim with him, but ensure that you keep an eye out in case he gets tired, so that you can help him out of the pool if he needs it. If there is a large open space available close play catch with a frisbee, a stick or a ball.

3.     Happy time

Dogs are emotional creatures that understand joy, sympathy and sadness, so it is important to keep your dog emotionally healthy. Cuddle with your dog, give him treats and pet him often. Words of affirmation are a good way to show your dog you love him. Buy him a few rubber toys to occupy his time and play tug of war to strengthen his grip and teeth while spending quality time together. If there are other friendly dogs around, invite them over for playdates at a park or at your home so that your dog has other playmates to chase and socialise with.

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