How to Care for Your Dog After Being Neutered: 9 Steps
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Exercise your senior dog. It can help keep your older dog lean and maintain healthy joints and muscles. However, tailor your dog’s exercise needs to his individual requirements. For a large breed dog, walking around the block is probably just getting started but for a tiny Chihuahua, a brisk walk around the block may be a long trek. If your senior is not used to exercise, start slow and gradually increase the intensity — and only after you’ve consulted a veterinarian. Also, be careful with short-nosed () dogs on hot days.
It's not unusual for dogs to vomit occasionally for any number of minor to significant reasons. For example, your dog may love to scavenge and vomit as a way of getting rid of spoilt food from his stomach. However, if your dog consistently vomits or regurgitates, it could be a sign of a serious condition, including infection, pancreatitis, toxin exposure, cancer or a gastrointestinal obstruction. Care for your dog if he's vomited and know when to get proper medical attention.
How to Care for Your Dog After Being Neutered
Dec 2, 2016 - How to Care for Your Dog in the Winter
Dear Zipcar, I’m happily settled in an apartment in the city and would love to have a dog to take on walks, snuggle with at night, and bring on hikes. However, I don’t understand how so many people are able to care for a dog while being active urbanites. What advice do you have about owning a dog in the big city? Signed, In a Puppy PickleJust like a person, a dog can be hurt in ways that are both obvious and harder to detect. Unlike a person though, a dog can't tell you when it hurts or what you should do to help. To know how to care for an injured dog, you must be able to determine what type of injury the dog has. It's also important to know both how to give immediate care for a recent injury and how to treat a long-term condition.Before bringing a dog into your family it is important to know how to take care of it. You need to provide for its needs, both physical and emotional. This means providing nutritious food, clean drinking water, shelter, and the opportunity to live in a safe home. It also means ensuring that the dog is happy by providing ample play time, plenty of exercise, and stimulation for its mind. Caring for a dog is a big responsibility, and dog ownership is not something to enter into lightly, however this work will help you to successfully build a bond of love and trust with an important new member of your family.Some dogs show fearful or aggressive behavior when faced with nail trimming. Watch carefully for signs of distress such as panting, , trembling, whining, freezing, cowering, tail-tucking, growling, snarling or snapping. Even with the most patient and gradual of introductions, there are dogs who seem unable to get over their terror. If your dog falls into this category, do not force him to submit. See if his veterinarian or a professional groomer has better luck getting the job done-if not, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), a veterinary behaviorist (Dip ACVB) or a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) to work on the underlying issues at hand.