Penji: What do you need to take care of a dog?

Have a best friend for a lifetime when you get a dog. Find out all you need to know about taking care of a dog here at Penji. The first tip to taking care of a dog is to make sure... The Food You Give Him Is Best Suited To His Breed!

Dogs are carnivores and they must eat meat. They are not vegetarians like many people believe. However, many owners feed their dogs an excessive amount of vegetarian products. These products are filled with grains, fruits, vegetables and other non-meat sources of protein. Dogs need meat. If they don't get it, they can become sick or even die. Grains and fruits are good for humans but can cause illness and even death in a dog if he eats too much of them. Even if a dog only eats a small amount of these non-meat products, he can still become ill. A simple way to tell if the food you are feeding your dog is too high in vegetarian matter is to check the ingredients list on the back of the package. If half or more of the ingredients are grains, legumes, nuts, soybeans, vegetables or fruits, then you are probably feeding him too much vegetarian matter. This does not mean your dog is sick or will become sick. It simply means he is getting too much "good stuff" that's not meat. Many owners do not realize their dogs are carnivores and must eat meat.

Moreover, Get Rid Of That Mess!

The second thing you must do for your dog is make him a place he can romp and play... and... a place where he will be happy and safe.

Your dog does not care what kind of house you live in, as long as it has four legs and gives him lots of room to run around in. Your dog doesn't care how much money you make, how many cars you drive or how many clothes you wear. All your dog cares about is that you are there for him and you let him have fun with his life.

Dogs were originally bred to run and play with other dogs. Today, dogs are still bred to run and play with other dogs... but... they are also bred to run and play with people, children and even livestock.

Play is an important part of a dog's life. It helps keep his mind and body agile and sharp. It relieves pent-up tension and allows his emotional energy to be released.

You see, just like people, dogs need playtime as well as worktime. And, they need time to recuperate from playtime. That's why I believe a dog's exercise regimen should include a lot of free time...