To keep your dog happy and healthy, proper care is a must.
Here is a simple guide to help you get started on the right track.
Everything is all about prevention, most especially for a puppy.
This will ensure that your pet will thrive.
Educating yourself as well as keeping an eye on some of the common health concerns of Goldens are the keys.
Here are some factors that you should keep in mind when it comes to Golden Retriever care: 1.
Remember the basics.
An ideal home for a Golden retriever should give him the following factors: • A nice, comfortable area to sleep • Quality water and food • Toys and ample quality time for play with the family • Proper grooming, bathing and brushing teeth • Adequate space to run around as well as regular exercise • Easy access to his "toilet" 2.
Regular trips to the vet.
As with all dog breeds, regular and timely trips to the vets as well as vaccinations or preventive shots are all included to ensure your pet stays healthy.
• It's important for you to give your dog annual shots as protection against rabies, a very serious ailment that can be transmitted from one infected animal to another pet.
• Consult your vet if your pet is in need of additional boosters or shots.
Your vet is your partner in keeping track of your dog's overall health.
You may only notice symptoms of obvious ailments, but the veterinarian can check for signs of health concerns before they become worse or long-term diseases.
• Be sure to ask about the distemper vaccine.
This is an airborne virus that is very preventable.
Typically, your pet would need 3 shots between 3 to 16 weeks.
• Ask your vet about preventive heartburn medication.
This particular ailment can cause heart failure, circulation problems, and at times, death.
The symptoms of heartburn will manifest only in extreme cases, so prevention is ideal.
Proper Golden Retriever care entails being mindful to your pet's overall emotional and physical health.
Be on the lookout for the following signs: • Vomiting, coughing and diarrhea may be signs of distemper.
• Seizures, aggression, and foaming in the mouth can be signs of rabies.
• Loss of weight and diarrhea can indicate tapeworms.
Pay attention to your pet's overall well being, and you will give him a wonderful start to a happy, long life with your family.