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When the summer hits, most of us are just looking forward to the warmer weather. It’s a bit of a selfish couple of months because we tend to put our thoughts towards what we’re going to wear, what we’re going to do, where we’re going and so much more. There’s not much thought given to the other people in our life – especially not our pet dogs. At least, not as much thought as we should be giving them. Summer can be a hard time for our pooches, and they deserve to be given a comfortable ride.

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Check Tarmac

 

Although most dogs have hardened paws to get them through tough terrain, those who aren’t used to living in hot countries aren’t used to treading on tarmac that has heated up. Their paws have no resistance to it, and it can end up burning them. We have shoes to keep our feet safe, but dogs don’t. If you can’t physically walk on the pavement outside, then don’t expect a dog to. The best thing that you can do is place the back of your hand onto the floor and see how hot it is. If you’re removing it quicker than you expected, don’t take your dog out. It’s best to walk them early in the morning or late at night, before the sun has risen enough that its heat has thoroughly absorbed into the ground.

 

Provide Outside Shelter

 

If there is no shade outside for your dogs, you need to think about providing some. The best dog houses for your garden are the ones that are ventilated and offer a cool retreat, and you can find reviews online for them at sites such as Paw Castle.  The great thing about them is that they come in a variety of materials to suit your budget and the style of your garden. Whether wooden or plastic, it’s more important that you’re looking at it as a source of comfort for your dog away from the heat.

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Paddling Pools – Not Just For Kids!

 

Most dogs love the water – especially if they’re retrievers. You may find that if you have a swimming pool or paddling pool, your dog will automatically try to jump in anyway. It provides a great way for them to cool down as well as a fun activity for them to do. If you’re not able to walk them at any other time of the day, this is a good source of exercise for them, and they’ll love dipping in and out while the sun is shining down. You only need a small, cheap one to provide the entertainment.

 

Trim Away

 

If your dog is a long-haired breed or need regular trimming, make sure that they are fully cut down before the warm weather really hits. Think about it as you having your hair down on a hot day or tying it back – you know which one you’d rather do to keep from heating up. It’s the same with dogs, so go as low as you can with the fur cut to keep them cool over the summer.

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Pet owners are usually very keen on ensuring that their pets are as well looked after as possible at all times. If you feel this way about your pet, then you will probably find that there are certain occasions when it can actually cause problems. A good example is when you want to go on holiday. If you are taking your whole family away on holiday, you will need to figure out what you are going to do about your pet. Depending on the pet, this can be very easy to do or very difficult. To help you out either way, here are a few questions you might want to ask yourself before you set off.

 

Can They Go With You?

Most people automatically assume that they will not be able to take their pet with them. But don’t be so sure – there are even accounts of people taking their dogs on long-term backpacking trips around the world, so it is always possible if you are really keen to. See https://www.lovethatpet.com/dogs/travel/taking-pets-holidays/ for tips on taking your pet on holiday with you if you are considering this. Sure, most people will decide to leave their pets at home, and this is definitely easier, but it is always worth considering this too, especially if you don’t have many people in your life who can help you while you are away. Think about your destination, the length of time away, what sort of pet it is, and ask yourself whether it is really necessary to leave them behind.

 

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Who Will Look After Them?

 

Most of the time, you will probably decide that they cannot reasonably go with you abroad. If this is the case, then you will need to think about who is going to look after them while you are away. It can be surprisingly tough finding someone to do this, especially as it can be quite a lot of time commitment. One of the best options, for that reason, is to use a professional boarding service like www.morrisanimalinn.com. That way, you can be sure that your pets are being well looked after, and you don’t even need to worry about it while you’re away. Alternatively, if you can persuade a family member or friend to do it, perhaps in exchange for a little cash, hat is a perfectly safe option too. Either way, make sure you arrange something before you go.

 

Do They Have Any Special Needs?

Some pets need certain things or have special needs which need to be taken care of. When you are travelling in other countries, this can be hard to do, and it is important to keep on top of it as well as you can. The same applies, of course, when you are leaving your pet at home to be looked after by someone else. You should make sure that they are well aware of your pet’s needs so that they can look after them as well as possible, otherwise you never know what might happen. Do this, and you will be able to enjoy your holiday much more, without having to be worried about what is going on back home.

 

To all of us dog lovers, it’s pretty impossible to plan to go anywhere without bringing our pets along. Whether it’s a 10-day holiday in a resort or just barbequing with our friends on a Sunday night, we’ll bring our furry friends and we’ll love every second of it!

However, caring for a dog when you’ve got a ton of other things to think about isn’t a piece of cake really; you want to manage to multitask everything – your personal comfort and, obviously, your dog’s comfort, too.

To all of you who are absolutely determined to bring your best friend everywhere you go, here are some helpful tips to make it a comfy ride for them and a carefree experience for you.

 

Carefully plan the trip with your dog

With all the time that you’re spending with your dog, you already must know the type of transportation they are most comfortable with. Further, you also know how often your dog needs to go, so you can plan your breaks around their needs. If you are going on a longer trip, have in mind that, unlike people, dogs need to stretch and run around a bit, so make sure you ensure their physical comfort and happiness. Let your dog experience the new environment you are traveling to. If you are traveling by car, it would be great if you could stop at pet-friendly places where your dog could enjoy themselves.

Book accommodation that’s pet-friendly

Don’t make the mistake of not double-checking if the hotel you are booking is pet-friendly or not. You don’t want to come there and have your dog be banned. Explore your options, double-check everything and then book. Better safe than sorry, right?

Do not let your dog lack anything

You should bring everything that your dog normally enjoys at home on this trip ? from your dog’s favorite toys to food and drink containers, water bottles and their bowls, an extra blanket, cute little dog accessories, brush and shampoo. Further, given you are going on a trip, you can’t be sure how the weather can change while you are on the road. With this in mind, bring protective clothes for your dog to insure they aren’t cold. Don’t wait for the last day to go shopping for the essentials. Whenever you have the opportunity to buy your pet’s favorite details, do it on the spot! Try not to overcrowd your luggage though, especially if you are traveling by plane. It’s hard not to buy them everything we see, but we have to try to be at least partially practical.

Prepare your dog for a wonderful trip

If you’ve been a dog owner for a while, you are then familiar with the fact that most dogs don’t handle car rides well. The remedy? Well, there are a few. Feed your dog a couple of hours before the trip so that the food can sit for a while and digest. Also, before you start your journey, take your dog for a long walk – that way, your beloved pet will get some rest and relax before the journey.

We hope our tips helped and that you’ll enjoy every moment spent with your pet on this wonderful journey!

 

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Like any animal, dogs are very emotional. They have extremely strong feelings of happiness when they’re enjoying life. But, likewise, they can also suffer from issues like depression and stress. The complexity of their brains is surprising. And, it’s very easy to have your furry friend get sad on you. Thankfully, though, it’s arguably easier to make sure that they hve a good life; if you love them. To help you out, this post will be going through three considerations you have to make when you own a dog. So, now all you have to do is make sure he knows that he’s a good boy.

 

Dogs are very social creatures. They descend from wolves, which are naturally pack animals. This mentality remains in domesticated dogs. And, is part of the reason that they can be so selfless and loyal. But, it also means that you have to learn to communicate with them in the right way. Staring a dog in the eyes can often be a battle for dominance. So, this can be tricky to handle. With most dogs, though; you won’t have any issues with them trying to be the pack leader. Next, you have to consider the volume and tone of voice that you use when you address your dog. High-pitched and soft talking will reassure your dog. Shouting, though, will scare them. Most of the time, they won’t understand why you’re shouting at them.

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Animals like dogs and cats aren’t very good at understanding negative enforcement. If you really want to assert yourself with a dog, the worse you should do is a light tap on the rear. But, you should only ever do this when they are in the act of something naughty. Otherwise, it’s best to avoid punishment. They won’t understand it; so, it won’t improve their behavior. Instead, it’s much better to reward them when they do something good. Giving them some dog treats made in USA when they manage to go outside to wee for the first time could do wonders. But, rubbing their nose in an accident on the rug will only foster fear in your new friend. And, this isn’t the sort of welcome you would want into someone’s home. So, it’s not what you should do to your dog.

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Any pet takes a certain degree of attention. The more intelligent your pet; the more attention it will need. Dogs are some of the smartest pets around. And, though it might not seem like it, they are always desperate for your attention. It’s easy to let the time you put into looking after your pet drop off after a few months of it being in the house. But, it’s very important to keep walking, playing with, and fussing your dog until he or she can’t do it anymore. This will ensure that our dog has the most fulfilling life it possible can. And, you can sleep easy knowing that you’ve given them everything you can.

 

Hopefully, this will inspire you to start treating your dog much more like a member of the family. Your pets may only be a small part of your life; with work, friends, and family topping the list. But, to them, you’re everything. They know nothing else. So, it’s your duty to make sure that you play the biggest possible role in their life.

 

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Taking your puppy on their first holiday can be one of the most exciting times for you and them. The chance to build memories together, explore a new place, strut along the streets of a quaint city or dance along the sands of an ocean view. But as idyllic as all these sounds, there is one major stress that you need to be wary of; packing their suitcase.

 

Of course, having a dog that’s okay travelling helps, but leaving something necessary behind is the thing of nightmares. That’s why it is important you have a checklist to work to, something visual that you can call on and tick off. As for the contents of this checklist, just read on:

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Make Sure People Know Who To Call

The most important thing above all is their collar and your address, which makes it the first thing you should pack and the only thing worth constantly checking you have. If you don’t already have an address disc, then it is well worth getting one done before you leave. This should have their name, your address and your telephone number on it. It is also worth checking that your collar can’t come off accidentally. The reason all this is so important is that you’ll be visiting a different place and, should you become separated, they won’t know their way home.

 

We All Love Our Own Beds

If you’re hoping to enjoy a series of relaxing evenings while you are away, then you best make sure your pooch has their creature comforts too, and this means their bedding. This will be the very thing that helps them get all settled and snuggled while they are in unfamiliar territory. Another quick thing to point out is, a lot of hotels don’t like the idea of them sleeping on the bed. We say go for it – it’s their holiday too – but have a bed to wave as you go by to stop them asking questions.

 

All The Fun And Games They Could Want

It’s a new place for them, a new adventure, so why not add some news toys into the mix. The choice of playthings seems to grow quicker than Youtube’s library, which means it can be pretty daunting know what is out there and what you should go with. But if you look at what the experts are selling, places like getdogtoys.com, you’ll be able to come to a pretty informed decision and buy your pooch the perfect going away present to play with when you are away.

 

A Dog’s Gotta Eat

Chances are, your dog has gotta a favorite food, and maybe a favorite brand of food and, well, they do deserve the best. That is why it is so important that you pack enough for your whole stay. After all, you wouldn’t want to get to your destination and find out they don’t stock your puppy’s preference. If you want to know what others consider the best food to be then just look at this list by stories.barkpost.com. The same goes for snacks. Of course, it is all about their preference (although that would be enough reason) because a new food could see them get an upset tummy, and an upset tummy could ruin your holiday.

Do you have a friend who has a four legged animal as their baby? Is it hard for you to find your friend a present or gift for their birthday, special occasion or holiday? Why not get them something their dog or cat can use. There are a variety of gifts available for pets these days. Many pet owners look for the best and healthiest gifts for their four legged friends.

 

Pets, particularly dogs and cats have been man’s greatest playmates and trusted friends for many years. They have always been around as loyal companions and hence healthy gifts for them will go a long way in appreciating their loyalty. Therefore when making your shopping list it’s important that you include something special for your best friend and longtime companion.

 

When buying a gift for your pet you don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive items. There are many healthy, less costly and more practical items that will ensure that your pet lives long and remains around for many years. Some great gift ideas for pets include: pet insurance, veterinary medical checkup, healthy food, a life without parasite, exercise and microchips.

 

Pet insurance: Pet insurance which primarily covers cats and dogs pays the veterinary costs when the insured pet becomes ill or accidentally injured. Insuring a pet helps the pet owner avoid the risk of paying for serious medical procedures such as cancer treatment or surgery. Alternatively, the pet owner can prepare for such situations by setting aside a given amount of money every month. For example you could set aside $25 per month to go towards emergencies for your pet. There are a number of different pet insurances available to meet your needs and the needs of your pet. Either way, preparing for a medical emergency is one of the best gifts you can give your dog at anytime.

 

Veterinary Medical Checkup:Although a trip to a veterinarian may not appear as an ideal gift for one’s pet, a medical check up may help in early diagnose a serious and potentially fatal health problem. It’s just as important for a pet to get regular checkups as it is for their owners to get checked on. Therefore working closely with a veterinarian to ensure that your dog is both healthy and happy is a wonderful gift one can give a pet.

 

Nutritious Food:Special food treats often accompanied with table scraps are common gifts given to pets during the holiday season. While this may be a great act of love and kindness such foods may make a pet ill or lead to an overweight pet, therefore be cautious when giving dogs edible gift. To make food a great gift for your pet consult a veterinarian about the right nutrients for your pet so that you can choose the best diet for your animal.

 

Parasite Free Life: Parasites such as fleas, ticks and heartworms infect pets making them very sick and in some cases killing them, to avoid this it is recommended that pets are checked regularly and given anti-parasite medications. If your pet has not been given anti-parasitic medications then parasite prevention will make a great gift for any animal.

 

Exercise: Although buying your pet a new play toy may seem like a great gift, an extended play time with your pet or a long walk around your neighborhood is better. By helping your dog maintain a healthy weight through exercise you will give a gift of good health to your pet and yourself.

 

Microchip: A microchip will make a wonderful gift for your pet if it is not yet microchipped. Having a pet microchipped is a fast and inexpensive way of ensuring that you are re-united with your pet if it gets lost at any given time. If your pet has already been micro-chipped ensure that the contact information is correct and up to date. Investing in a microchip for your pet will save in the headache of searching and looking for them if they go missing. The expense will outweigh the benefits in the end.

 

Pets have always been man’s best and most trusted friends. While we may want to shower them with material things, it’s good to note that love and attention is the greatest gift of all.

 

Sometimes your dog deserves to be spoilt. Whether it’s a reward for good behaviour, a birthday gift or just because you feel like it, there are a whole range of accessories that you can buy for your pet. If your four-legged friend prefers chew toys, grooming product or anything else, here are a few ideas to help you spoil them rotten.

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Time for bed?

Although some dog owners like to spoil their pets by letting them into bed with them, a more permanent solution comes in the form of a luxurious place for your dog to call its own. You could create a bedding area yourself out of a basket and some old cushions, or you could splash out on a more extravagant option.

Goose-feather, water-resistant dog beds can be purchased to let your pooch experience the height of luxury. What’s more, these beds are easy to clean and transport, so they also come with practical benefits.

 

Grooming

Dog grooming has become a major industry and so there’s plenty of products available for you to buy. Paws Prof offers a number of different nail clippers for your dog, to ensure that they are always looking their best. What’s more, nail clippers don’t just serve a cosmetic purpose, they make sure that your pet’s claws are trimmed so they can walk properly and are less likely to suffer from an infection.

 

If grooming is your method of choice when it comes to spoiling your dog, then you’re spoilt for choice. There are now dog shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes and many other products on the market. Why not buy a few different ones and see what works for your pet?

Chews your gift wisely

Giving your dog something to chew as a gift is great for a number of reason. Firstly, it make your dog happy, but also it should prevent them from chewing something else – something that belongs to you. There are chew toys available that are durable, soft, make noises and have a nutritional benefit. A chew toy also provides a great opportunity for you to play with your pet, as a game of tug of war is good fun, even if the dog always wins.

Making them look fashionable

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Yes, it is strictly true that dogs don’t need clothes, but when it makes them look so adorable then what’s the harm? Fashionable accessories are available in the form of raincoats, jumpers, bandanas and harnesses. If you choose a reputable manufacturer, you’ll also ensure that these stylish items don’t just make your dog look great, but that he or she is comfortable as well. If you’re looking for ways to bring you and your dog closer together then you can’t do much better than matching outfits.

 

Owning a dog can be expensive and there are plenty of regular costs that you have to deal with, including food and veterinary bills. However, that doesn’t mean that a treat, every now and then, is out of the question. If you do have some money leftover to spend on your dog, what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a gift or two?

 

“If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn’t you help him?

-Oskar Schindler

When you’re living in a country where the temperature goes down to minus degree, and you can’t tolerate the cold, how your canine companion behave? Did you try to notice that ever? Do it cuddle up in the bed under a cozy blanket? It also has a tough time in this frosty condition.

It’s high time to show a little extra care for your pet at home during winter. There are some tips below which can make it healthy, safe and happy in this cold weather.

Danger in the cold

Frostbite

The dog can suffer from frostbite. When it’s exposed to cold for a longer time, tissue might get damaged severely. At this moment, the dog pulls the blood from the extremities to the center automatically, and ears, paws or tail get cold. There’re various symptoms you can notice for it:

  • Discoloration of the skin like- grey or bluish.
  • Very cold to touch
  • Ulcers on the skin
  • Dead skin
  • Pain or swelling

Treatment:

You may not notice the sign of frostbite immediately as they develop after the exposure. Look for veterinary as soon as possible to avoid any complication and infection. Besides, as first aid, you can warm and rewarm with warm water of 104 -108 degree Celsius. Dry afterward and keep your pet warm.

Hypothermia

 

If you find your pet’s temperature getting down below the normal range, then you’ve to understand that your pet has caught Hypothermia. It’s a life-threatening condition if it goes untreated and unrecognized. The symptoms include:

  • Shivering
  • Low heart rate and respiratory rate
  • Collapse
  • Lethargy
  • Muscle stiffness

Treatment:

Consult with the veterinary care as soon as possible. On the other hand, as a first aid treatment, re-warm your pet with a warm blanket or hot water and dry it up.

Dangerous Chemicals

Antifreeze

It’s a deadly poison. Just a small amount of it can be fatal. It tastes sweet, and thus dogs try to lick it wherever they get. So try to clean all the spill.

 

Ice melters

Wash your pet’s feet off after coming from outside. Salts and ice melts are commonly known as the skin irritant. If your dog has long fur, clean the stomach area properly.

Indoor Bed With Cozy Bedding

During winter, make an arrangement for an indoor bed for your pet. When the temperature drops, don’t keep the pet outdoor.

Again, when your dogs are inside, don’t let them sleep on a cold floor. Make a cozy bedding. Provide warm blankets to create a comfy environment. Besides, make a raised bed so that they don’t come in contact with the tiles or cold floor.

To keep the bed warm avoid using heated pet mats. This is because there can be the risk of burns or fire. So it’s better not to go for heated pet mat.

Keep The Places Clean

As a dog owner you might have been aware of this issue that, there’re a lot of risks of getting your dog sick.
Again, there are several diseases that get transmitted from dog to human.

So, keep the places where your dog lives, eats, plays, sleeps and passes time clean of dog waste. It’s better to clean the dog wastes with a pooper scooper rather than using hands along.

Add A Little Bit More Food; But Not Overfeeding

From the study of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine,  you can offer 10-15% more food to your pet to provide extra calorie during winter. This is because the dog uses own energy when it gets cold. But excess food can even cause diarrhea or gastrointestinal trouble.

For extra food ensures that it adds coat not a layer of fat. A raw meat based diet can ensure a healthy coat and thus good energy for the cold winter

Paw care

During winter time, it’s better to use dog booties. Your dog can suffer from cracked pad. Again, the salt or ice can also burn the pads. Don’t allow your dog to lick it off after coming from outside rather rinse it or wipe it.

Proper grooming

Don’t shave the pet’s fur during winter rather keep it longer. Bath your dog with warm water and keep it dry after bathing. You can also switch to waterless shampoo if needed. Trim the nails with clippers and clean the dog’s pad properly.

Keep your dog hydrated

Dog dehydrate very quickly in summer and winter. So keep water bowl nearby your dog. It’ll eat snow to get out of dehydration. But don’t allow it to eat because it might cause stomach upset.

Proper training

  • Train your dog properly so that it can enjoy the winter weather condition
  • Have a loose leash for avoiding any accident in the slippery road
  • Recall it frequently so that the dog can avoid frozen body of water while coming towards you
  • Make the foot-wiping, a part of your daily routine. And reward your pet your allowing you to examine and clean the foot pad.

Take care of the senior dog

The cold weather worsens the health condition in dog mainly the one suffering from arthritis. Make its resting area soft and warm and be careful while walking on the slippery road. During winter, the dog gets ill easily like a human being.

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Don’t leave your dog high and dry this Christmas without a gift to open! As dog owners, we no doubt shower our best furry friend with gifts, treats, and toys throughout the year. So it makes sense to wrap up something special for them at Christmas too. Not only will your dog love his new gift, but he’ll also appreciate playing with the wrapping paper as well! Just mind that sellotape. Below are some great gift ideas so you can ensure that your pooch is suitable pampered come the holidays!

Stylish Retreats

Every pampered pooch deserves a stylish update to their living arrangements. This year why not treat your dog to a new cozy and inviting bed? He’ll love sniffing out his new surrounds and may just take a post-Christmas dinner snooze! As an extra special surprise why not also invest in some outdoor pet furniture for him. If your dog loves the fresh air and plays a lot in your garden, he’ll appreciate somewhere to retreat into the shade or away from the rain from time to time. A smart outdoor dog house makes a great addition to the garden and a wonderful Christmas gift for your pooch.

 

Plush Chew Toy

If you are like most dog owners, your canine pal is likely to get new chew toys and treats on a weekly basis. Especially as most of the toys are destructed within days! Limbless toys and animals without their stuffing do not make for a good look! So how about treating your dog to a super plush indestructible chew toy this Christmas. Jax & Bones Coco The Elephant is an eco-friendly, safe and durable dog toy that looks incredibly cute. It is made from chemical-free dyed cotton thread and even as your dog attempts to pull it apart, the frayed cotton will just act as dental floss for his teeth. Healthy and fun all in one! Coco the Elephant is the perfect Christmas toy for your pooch.

 

Gourmet Treats

Come Christmas time food is not only on humans minds but also doggies too! It’s time to wrap up some gourmet treats for your dog to enjoy over the holiday season. Companies such as Pawsitively Gourmet offer healthy doggie treats disguised as festive favorites. There is everything from sweet potato holiday donuts to peanut butter winter cookies. They look cute and also make a great gift if you are buying for other dog owner friends too.

 

Challenging Christmas Games

We all love to play a few fun games over the holiday season, and your furry friend is no different. Buy him the Kuruse BUSTER dog bowl maze, and he’ll be occupied for quite some time trying to chase the food down the exit points of the maze in order to free it. The treats are placed deep into the curved tracks of the maze, and your dog will have to use all his senses to get them out. It’s a super way to keep your dog motivated and mentally challenged over the holiday period

 

 

There is no feeling that’s more amazing than adding a new puppy or dog to your family. There’s excitement, lots and lots of love, and, of course, a small amount of nervousness. Bringing a new pet into your home isn’t something to take lightly, after all, dogs are for life. Some breeds can live for up to 20 years, so it’s essential that you’re sure about it before you adopt a new furbaby to bring home. Unless you’re 100 percent sure that you can give your new pup a home for life, don’t bring him or her home.

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The number one reason that dogs are put in shelters or abandoned is due to money. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that money isn’t something to think about when it comes to adopting a puppy. But the truth is it’s an incredibly important factor. That’s why, before you adopt a puppy or dog, it’s essential that you’re sure you can afford to look after them. To help you do that, we’ve put together this handy guide explaining all the costs that come with owning a dog.

 

Monthly food bills

The cost of the food pills for your dog will depend on various factors; from the breed to the age of the dog. Larger breeds tend to eat more food than smaller breeds, which makes their monthly food bill more expensive.

For example, a small breed dog like a Jack Russell tends to cost between $20 to $30 a month to feed. While a larger breed, like a Labrador Retriever, tends to cost between $40 and $60 a month to feed. So make sure to take the breed into account when working out how much they will cost to care for.

 

Training and daycare

If you want your new family member to be happy and well behaved, it’s essential that you take them to training classes. This allows you to establish who is in charge and learn the best ways to teach and discipline your dog. Most beginner dog training courses cost between $10 and $13 a lesson, or around $70 for a block of classes. This doesn’t change depending on the breed; this is a set amount.

Then there’s doggie daycare services to take into account. You see, if you’re out at work all day and can’t leave your new family member at home, you’ll require a daycare service for them. Good doggy daycare services cost around $50 a day to take care of your pet. That’s a great price for daycare; it just depends if you can afford it.

 

Vet checkups and annual jabs

There’s also vet checkups and annual jabs to take into account. Most vet checkups cost around $45 a visit, that’s before any treatment has been prescribed. Treatment tends to come at an additional cost.

There’s also the cost of your pet’s annual jabs and boosters. The initial set will probably cost between $50 and $95, with annual boosters costing a little less than this. These are essential for your dog’s health, so it’s crucial that you’re able to afford to get them. Else, your dog could become seriously unwell.

Adding a dog to your family can be the most amazing thing to do, if you can afford it, that is. A dog’s for life, so you need to make sure that before you adopt a new pup into your family that you can afford to look after them.