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How To Properly Spoil Your Dog

August 1 2023

There’s a pretty important doggy holiday around the corner: August 10th is Spoil Your Dog Day! While we of course encourage you to treat your canine pal to something special, such as a new toy or a yummy treat, truly pampering Fido the right way entails quite a bit more than that. A Crown Point, IN vet offers some advice on this below.


Even if Fido has a yard to chase squirrels around in, he still needs exercise and stimulation. Just like us, dogs benefit from regular changes of scenery. Most pups need at least one good daily walk. The fresh air and exercise will benefit you, too!


It’s hard not to smile when watching your furry buddy running after a ball or enjoying a new toy. Play isn’t just fun for Fido, though: it keeps him fit, helps him burn off excess energy, and keeps him from getting bored. Plus, it’s great for bonding. Take time to play with your pup every day.


Your four-legged friend may not be very fond of baths, but he definitely feels better when his fur is soft, clean, and free of tangles. Keeping up with Fido’s beauty care needs won’t just keep him looking (and smelling) nice: it will also keep him comfortable.


Fido is known for his loyalty and devotion, but he needs proper training to know how to be a good boy. All dogs should know basic commands, such as Sit, Stay, and Come, but you don’t have to stop there. You may find that your furry friend loves learning new things, and looks adorably proud of himself for mastering new commands. Even having your pooch do tricks for his nightly treats can help him feel confident and happy.


You want your four-legged friend to live a long and happy life. One way to help that happen is to protect your pet from potential hazards. Petproofing and following simple safety precautions, such as keeping Fido leashed, will go a long way towards helping him live his best life.

Love And Attention

The best way to keep that tail wagging? Pay lots of attention to Fido! Talk to him, offer belly rubs and ear scritches, and pay attention to his health, diet, and care.

Is your canine buddy due for an appointment? Contact us, your Crown Point, IN pet hospital, today!