Trust us when we tell you that your pet dog is happy just by being locked down with you. Dogs love to be accompanied by their owners. Now that you don’t disappear for almost the whole day, what else could be better than that? Nothing.
However, as a dog owner/parent, you still have responsibilities to fulfill to protect and promote their physical and mental health. Seriously, you don’t want to deal with a restless and hyper dog. They are not only dangerous for you but your furniture too.
Top 5 Things You Should Do to Take Care of Your Dog
When you decide to become a dog parent, you instantly take on a few responsibilities that you can’t refuse to perform. Given below are the top 5 things you should do to take care of your dog during this quarantine.
1. Stock up on their food.
No one expected the world to shut down. Everything was going smoothly until we were not allowed to step out of our house the next day. Of course, except important errands like groceries, etc. Stocking up on dog food is as important as stocking up on toilet paper, whether your choice is pre-packaged dog food or homemade raw feed, stock up
on it that lasts at least for two weeks.
2. Make sure your dog gets to exercise daily.
Dogs are hyper beasts (some breeds more than others). They have a lot of energy, and you need to ensure that they burn it. Otherwise, you can expect some unruly behavior
from them. So, if you don’t want your toilet paper rolls wasted, sofas chewed, and plants are eaten, then its best, you get them to exercise. Even if you live in an apartment complex, then you can take your dog on a walk on the stairs, or the roof.
3. Entertain and stimulate their brain.
Not all dogs are dumb. Some of the dog breeds are known to be as smart as a human toddler. Hence, why they need mental stimulation? The most popular breed in this category is the Labradors. These family dogs need a toy or activity where they use their brain. You can look up mentally stimulating games to play with them. Moreover, you can also invest in toys that make your dog work for their treats or meal.
4. Be prepared and cater to their medical needs.
During these tough times, make sure that you have stocked up on your dog’s medication. Moreover, get them vaccinated if you have not already. Make sure that no one from outside is petting them, such as the mailman or your neighbors, etc.
5. Learn to groom them.
I know a good number of you are giving yourself bangs and haircuts using the hacks you found on the TikTok app. Similarly, take some time, which most of us have plenty of, and learn to groom your dog. Honestly, it is a win-win. Your dog will look handsome, and you will not have to deal with all the crazy shedding. Plus, you get to add another skill set in your resume.
Dogs are a blessing. They not only nourish us with unconditional love but also make us feel protected and help us destress. In these tough times, when everyone is panicking and being immensely selfish, we must not forget our furry best friends. Play your part and payback your dog for all the loyalty, love, and support.