3 Long-Term Care Tips for Your Dog

Young woman and her German Shepherd dog lying in the grass, she is hugging and kissing him

So you have already decided to add a four-legged member to your family and have even gone to the Pomsky breeders in town to make arrangements to get one. But have you already taken into account every aspect when it comes to the long-term care of your pup?

Choose the best identification for your pet.

Should you ever lose your dog, it would be much easier to locate him if he had some form of identification on him. Though there are several ways to have your pet identified, microchips are considered the most effective.

Unlike a collar or a tag, a microchip does not get easily separated, if at all, from a dog because it is injected under the pup’s skin. When scanned, a microchip transmits the registry information of the dog, making it easier to find the pet’s owner.

Consider having your pet sterilized.

If you are not going to breed your dog, consider having it neutered (male dogs) or spayed (female dogs). While this would mean your pet can no longer have little ones, there are many benefits to having this procedure done to your dog.

These include less aggressive behavior and reduced risks of acquiring serious diseases, such as mammary cancer and testicular cancer. For a more informed opinion on this, consult your veterinarian.

Decide whether to get pet insurance.

Providing the best possible veterinary care for their pups is one of the main concerns of many pet owners. Some have found the answer in pet insurance.

Depending on the dog’s age and size and the plan’s deductibles and coverage (vaccinations, accidents, ailments, therapies, etc.), pet insurance monthly premiums usually range from $30 to $50. Do your research and see if purchasing a pet insurance policy is for you.

Although often overlooked, these three long-term dog care suggestions can help you provide your pup with a full and healthy life.