6 Essential Things Your New Dog Needs
Your dog is a living creature and as such has basic needs that you need to cater for, here are six of the essentials.
An average dog requires between 55-10 ml of water a day per kilogram of his weight. This will vary according to various scenarios such as the weather, how much he has exercised, illness, but clean water should always be readily available for you dog.
2. Nutritional Food
A healthy dog needs the right nutrition in his food. Dogs will have different nutritional needs at various stages of their lives, for instance, an older dog has much different needs to that of a young puppy and of course some dogs are sensitive to certain ingredients in dog food. You should feed your dog at least once a day. At the Green Dog, we recommend giving your dog natural organic dog food from brands such as Yarrah, who provide differently formulated food for puppies, adult dogs, small breeds, sensitive dogs and senior dogs, all of which are 100% certified organic and include gluten-free options for sensitive dogs needs.
3. Pet Insurance
It is a good ideal to take out pet insurance for your dog as vet’s bills can soon add up if he does get unwell. a typical vet’s bill can be in the region of £300.00, with consultation fees around £35.00. Source: Money Supermarket.
Many councils have ruled that dogs should be kept on a lead in public places and some impose heavy fines for noncompliance. It is also a good ideal to keep your dog on a lead in areas that are busy with traffic or people as some dogs can get nervous. It is essential that your dog’s collar or harness is the right size for him to ensure that it fits well and is comfortable for him to wear. Our guide to measuring your dog will advise you on the right sizes to choose.
5. His Personal Space
As much as your dog loves you, some times he will be tired, unwell or just want a lazy day! It is important that he has somewhere that is his own space. Why not treat him to one of our gorgeous pillow dog beds from the exclusive Mutts & Hounds collection.
6. Your Love & Companionship
Our four-legged friends adore us and would do anything for us. While a lot of people aren’t lucky enough to be able to take their dog(s) to work, try not to leave him for too long on his own and spend as much time as you can with him, dogs a very sociable animals and enjoy being and playing with their owners.
A Dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself – Josh Billings