How to raise a dog on a budget
Dogs are fun and provide unwavering friendship. But they're also a handful, requiring dedicated upkeep and care. We showcase some tips to help you save money even before you bring a dog home.
You want to purchase a dog? In my lifetime, over 65-years, I have cared for (owned) three dogs. The first dog was mine by accident. The second was a puppy mill dog. And the third was bought from a quality, researched, breeder. And I have a couple of tips for any prospective dog owner:
First, ask yourself and your family, if you have the time and the space to devote to dog care. Second, buy a book about the breed that you want--read. Look carefully at your dog's history. And finally, when selecting a dog, don't pick one, let the dog choose you--come to you. And if none of the dogs in the group are interested in you, then get none. Move on.
And I wish you a lot of love and good luck with your new best friend.
Would you put DRY Baking Powder on your head. Dogs have skin and hair oils that they need to be healthy. Buy some Shampoo for Dogs. It helps their skin and coat. It will last as long as a bottle for yourself, maybe longer. You only need to use a little and if you don't think you have enough on them just add a few drops more.
When it comes to food, buy the best you can and don't give them anything Made in China, sometimes the package with say distributed by Such and Such Company, but it doesn't say for who. I don't by that stuff either.
Dogs are Time Buffs, when you feed them at a certain time they will look to be fed at that time. Plan your daily feeding wisely. Also I leave out a little dry all the time, Sometimes I feel I need a little nibble extra too. There are "experts" that don't recommend this and I'll bet they don't raid the Frig either, (Right, Yeh and eye rolls).
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