Dog Nutrition Needs – Love Your Pet
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Dog Nutrition needs
When you make your decision to bring a dog or a puppy into your life and your home, you need to make a lifetime commitment to them and you need to honour that commitment. They love us unconditionally, and they are entirely dependent on us to meet all their needs including their Dog Nutrition needs.
Can I suggest that when you make this decision, particularly if you are purchasing a puppy, that you obtain your puppy from a reputable and registered breeder. Registered breeders will carefully screen future owners and will often provide valuable information regarding vaccinations and breed-specific requirements, and will only let pups be taken away from their mum and siblings at 8 weeks or later, as removing them earlier will hinder their development, and you may later face behavioural issues and challenges that will be very difficult to correct.
It is also advisable to take time to research different breeds in order to determine which breed is suitable for you, your family and your lifestyle. Some dogs are from working dog lines with high levels of energy and can be extremely active, requiring essential daily exercise and stimulation. Make sure you can take them to the park, and make sure you can provide appropriate levels of stimulation, a range of activities, and socialisation with humans and other dogs from as early an age as possible.
On the other hand, some breeds are calmer with low energy levels. Some eat more and cost more to take care of, some are prone to genetic diseases and while all dogs need to be groomed, some, such as for example Poodles or woolly Malamutes require a constant and quite specific grooming regime. Consider what lies ahead for you and your dog, and then make your decision.
Most instances of pet abandonment result from the careless and thoughtless actions of selfish and uncaring owners who get caught up in the initial emotional rush of having a puppy in their home. Unfortunately they discover later, perhaps when the puppy is a few weeks or months old, that they don’t want the responsibility of caring for their dog. and so many dogs, through no fault of their own, find themselves either on the street or in a pound. Some are, depending on their history, pitifully traumatised, fearful or anxious. Some find their ‘forever home’ while others do not. Please think through your pet purchase carefully so as to avoid this terrible situation.