Many families start to think about getting a dog as the children get older. Now they’re bigger they’re responsible enough to help out with feeding and walking it and it’s so much fun to have a puppy in the house. They might be naughty and mischievous, but they’re really loving too. There’s never a dull moment with a dog around.
Taking on a dog is a big responsibility. People should never buy one on a whim. These are animals that need plenty of love, care and exercise. Plus they could live upwards of fifteen years. Prospective owners need to think things through before they take on this commitment. That little furry friend is going to be with them for a while.
Diet and nutrition are key to giving any dog a happy and healthy life. Get this right and everything else just seems to fall into place. When it comes to pet food there’s no one size fits all approach. There are so many different breeds and each individual dog is different. But with a bit of help and advice from the staff at the local pet store they should soon settle into a routine.
Dogs will need different types of food during each stage of their life. Puppies
are growing fast so they need food specially formulated to aid this process. Then they’ll move on to adult food once they’re a little bit older. At the opposite end of the spectrum senior dogs are slowing down and might be having a little trouble with their joints. They need food that’s designed for older dogs that gives them extra supplements to help keep their joints moving. At the pet shop they’ll have a great range of products and staff on hand to help and advise. Great news for new owners looking to feed their dog the right food.