3 Helpful Dog Care Essentials

If you’ve just received a new dog and are feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry. Keeping your dog happy and safe is easy, with a few tips. Follow these dog care guidelines and you’ll have a stress-free life with your dog!


Microchip Identification

While your dog should always wear a collar and tag with your information, a microchip is one step further in safety and increasing the chances you’ll get your dog back if he runs away. When the chip is scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelter, your phone number, address and other vital information will appear, and you can be contacted.


Be your dog’s friend

A fenced yard with a doghouse is great for active dos, but they should never be left outside or alone for extended periods of time. Dogs need companionship, and should spend of their time with you, their family!


Give your dog enough exercise

Playing with your dog and walking them twice a day should be sufficient exercise. Walking benefits you and your dog, and will increase your bond. Different dog breeds have different levels of required exercise, so consult your veterinarian if necessary.


Of course, there is much more to owning a dog than these three tips, but these can get started to a life of love with your dog!