“A person who has never owned a pet in his whole life has missed out on a wonderful part of life.” – Bob Barker.
So you finally bought a dog and already uploaded an Instagram post about it. Well, we are delighted with this news. Who doesn’t like these cute little furballs of joy? Right? Your friends and followers are congratulating you for becoming a pet owner. You must be on cloud nine right now.
But only you know how difficult it was for you to convince your parents for the pup. After millions of attempts and thousands of rejections, your parents finally said yes. Perhaps the words “Alright, we’ll get a pup for you!” must have sounded like a blessing. And as the elders say, “Blessings do come true!” And now you have your own doggie.
Woof! That was indeed a challenging task.
But you know what? That was only the beginning! Now that you have become a pet parent, you need to ensure that they stay healthy and happy all the time. Being a parent is tough, especially when it is your first puppy. As they can’t speak your language, you have to learn theirs.
However, you don’t need to worry! We are here to help you out. Scroll down to learn about the few signs that indicate that your beloved pet is totally healthy.
Keep an eye on their weight.
Just like humans, obesity is a matter of great concern for your little friend. You need to ensure that their weight is appropriate. Keep in mind that overweight in dogs can lead to issues like bone and joint problems, diabetes, heart and lung disease, etcetera. That’s why you should talk to your veterinarian and discuss the diet plan for your puppy.
Besides that, you should keep an eye on their weight. If you observe a consistent drop, you should immediately take them to the vet.
Learn about their eating habits.
Puppies are fun-loving animals. However, their definition of fun is a bit different from ours. They like to chew and eat anything, literally anything. That’s why you need to learn about their eating habits.
How? Well, you can use google for it. You can search like: What Pups Like To Eat The Most, 6 Reasons Dogs Eat Grass, or Why Your Pup Is Chewing Your Homework? Nonetheless, the general cause is that they are bored. But, if that’s not the case, you should talk to the experts.
Regular bowel movements
As your dog loves to eat, there are chances that they’ll eat something that might not be good for them. Resulting in a tummy ache. In such a situation, it is important to check the bowel movement. Believe it or not, but their poop can tell several things about their health. If it includes blood, mucus, eggs, greasy coating, worms, etc., it means that they might be sick. The reason can be diarrhea, infection, ingestion, or anything else.
It is fun to be around dogs. They help in boosting mood and create a lively environment. However, when you own one, it becomes your responsibility to care about them just like your family. So keep an eye on them and take them to the vet time and again.
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