Seriously, you cannot own a dog only to leave it unattended. Caring for your pets involves a lot of work, so if you spend much of your time on your work or on household work, you probably should not own a dog. Some of your responsibilities include dog walking, feeding, and grooming.
When feeding your dog, keep in mind that dogs have to be fed twice a day, but ask a vet how many times you should feed your dog to be sure. Certain types of dogs have to be fed more or less frequently. Another thing to put in mind is the kind of food, because dogs need good diet. Food should be given at regular intervals and at the right amounts. Do not overfeed your dogs, and do not give the sweets and dairy products, unless approved by your vet.
Dogs need water, too, and they need clean water, not just any kind of water. Check their water bowl every day. It should be emptied and refilled with clean water every day.
Grooming is important for your pet. It should be done twice a week or perhaps daily, depending on the type of fur your dog has. You can brush the dog’s fur to remove dirt. Dogs whose fur is frequently brushed look healthy and appealing.
Cleaning their ears is a must-do. Regular ear cleaning varies from dog to dog. Some need daily cleaning, while others need weekly cleaning. It sounds grisly, but ear cleaning is a simple procedure. You need cotton balls, cotton-tipped swabs, and baby oil. Use the baby oil to wet a cotton-tipped swab. Use this swab to wipe the dog’s ears. An outward motion of cleaning removes dirt trapped inside the dog’s ears. You may need more than one swab. Also, apply oil on the cotton ball, and use it to clean the outer portion of the dog’s ears.
You’re not done yet! Check the nails, which you need to trim—regularly.