Small dog breeds are wonderful and super cute animals. Taking care of small dogs can be tough at times because they are so little. You must have a special amount of patience for these dogs. So before buying one, we want to make sure you know how to properly take care of them so they can live long and healthy lives with you. We promise they will love you forever, as long as you take these precautions with them.
1. Take them on short walks.
Because of these dogs’ sizes, they can only handle so much exercise. It is important that you respect their size and do not drag them on long hikes that their bodies are not made. The most a small dog needs to walk around the block to get in a little exercise and handle their business.
2. Remove all small items from the ground.
This is beyond important when having small dogs. Dogs are curious animals, especially small dogs. They love exploring things on the ground by putting them in their mouths. To ensure their safety so that they do not choke on anything, remove all of the small toys you have in your house to higher up surfaces.
3. Feed them the proper amount.
Most small dogs will eat whatever you put in front of them. This is a great thing and something that should be taken with precaution. Because these dogs will eat anything sometimes they do not know when to stop. Make sure that your dog is being fed the right caloric amount every day – not too much or too little. You want your small dog to have a healthy weight to ensure that they have a happy healthy life.
If you are thinking about or already own a small dog this summer, please make sure to take these tips seriously. We want you and your dog to have a happy and healthy life together. Small dog breeds are special animals that should always be handled with care.