Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! We are definitely thankful for our canine buddies! Along with being absolutely adorable, dogs are loving, playful and loyal. They also serve as living reminders that sometimes the little things really are the best things in life. And pleasing Fido is easy to do. Here, a vet lists some budget-friendly ways to get that tail going!
Playing is not only fun for Fido, it provides him with beneficial mental stimulation and a great workout. Carving out at least a few minutes of doggy playtime each day is a good habit to get into. This will keep your furry pal both happy and healthy!
Many of our canine buddies actually like learning new things. Mastering a new command or trick can be a great confidence booster for your pooch. Plus, dogs really love to make their humans happy. You can see how cute and happy Fido gets when he earns praise for being a good boy!
Daily walks aren’t just about potty breaks for Man’s Best Friend. Your pooch picks up a lot of information from the scents he encounters. Sniffing around helps satisfy your pup’s natural curiosity about his surroundings and also provides him with mental stimulation. While having a yard for your furry buddy to patrol and chase squirrels is great, you should walk your pet at least once daily. Try not to think of taking Fido out as a chore. Exercise and fresh air will be good for you, too!
While it’s just a small luxury, good, quality bedding can make a huge difference. Since Fido will spend as much as half of his time sleeping,he needs to have a good bed to doze off in. For larger dogs, we usually recommend orthopedic beds.
When Fido spots a new plaything, he is always super cute. You don’t have to strain your budget buying dog toys, though. Making a homemade rope pull is as easy as cutting an old towel or tee-shirt into strips and braiding them together. Instant tail wags!
Just paying attention to Fido is the best way to get his tail going. We must nurture that special bond we form with our canine pals!
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