Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tips on Being a Responsible Pet Owner

woman with two dogs on a responsible pet owner poster
February is Responsible Pet Owners month. Before the month becomes a distant memory, let me share some of my favorite tips for being a responsible pet owner.

dog at vet getting microchip
• Have your pet microchipped. This rice-sized chip has reunited pets and owners after years of separation. 
Basset using pooper scooper
• Pick up after your dog! Never leave poo behind on your walk. It is YOUR responsibility and it only takes a minute.
woman walking two dogs
• Don’t let you pet wander loose. It is dangerous for them and a nuisance for your neighbors. Besides, they'd rather walk with you.
dog at vet
• Take your pet for annual check-ups with the veterinarian.
Dr. Harvey's Canine Health dog food
Read the labels on any food or treats you are giving your best friend. Remember that ingredients are listed in the order of their amount. That means if corn is the first ingredient in the beef kibble, there is more corn in the food than there is beef.
What's a dog for meme
• A pet is a lifetime commitment. End of discussion.
Of course, I know y’all are already responsible pet parents but I’d love for y’all to share these on your social media for others to see. By the way, are we following each other? Join me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. I’ll be sure to follow you back!
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  1. that poop problem is a BIG problem here... if you pick up the recycled food the people laught at you... isn't that weird? they probably never removed stinky stuff from running shoes...

  2. Responsibility doesn't change with the size or nature of the pet. All great points and essential as part of a loving relationship.

  3. Yup - we've got it all covered. Great post, guys!

  4. So many people are not good pet parents and we find that sad. Hopefully some people will take something away from your post.

  5. Good stuff, it should be required reading prior to adopting!

  6. Phew, I was worried when I saw the title of this post butt I'm very pleased to report my Peeps are responsible owners....I am also AMAZED that they are, hehe
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. What's involved with microchipping. Great post.

    1. Microchipping is super easy and neither of my dogs even flinched. It is inserted under the skin with a needle. The chip itself is the size of a grain of rice. You have to register your pet's chip with your name and information but that is simple too.

  8. Yay for me, I passed all of them

  9. Also, keeping your dog in check when people walk by, or in dog parks. No one likes a dog that jumps on them, and bites at their heels. Once, a guy walking his dog allowed said dog to wander far into our yard, and he cornered our cat! The guy said, "Oh my dog is harmless; he just wants to play!" The Hubby read the guy the riot act, about assuming that our cat wanted to play back, and about being in our yard, etc. And I see it at pet food stores; dogs snuffling up peoples crotches and whining at the cat adoption window. Not good.

  10. I have an appointment with my vet tomorrow for a check-up. Not looking forward to that. But I know it'll keep me healthy.

  11. Wonderful post. Bentley your photo with the pooper scoooper made me LOL
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. Great post, Bentley and Pierre. We give our Mom and Dad an A+++ because they do all of those things too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. Those are great tips! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Excellent tips. I meed to finish getting my cats microchipped.

  15. Great tips! People should have to take a class (and get a passing grade) before adopting a pet!

  16. Great post. We are happy to report that our peeps are responsible pet owners!
    Hazel & Mabel

  17. Great advice! In my neighborhood, we have to repeat the part about poop some days. *sigh*

  18. And don't forget to keep your microchip information up to date! One thing I love about the company that Luke's came from is that they check with me every so often to remind me to update information if needed.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  19. These are all great tips, but the first 3 are my personal favorites; Microchipping, Scooping poop, and not letting your dog wander loose are super important!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


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