Being a dog owner is a lot of work. For all the fun and games, you also have a lot of responsibilities: your dog needs a lot from you! Fortunately you can make life easier on yourself by using professionals to carry some of the burden! Kip Dog Kennels Sydney, deals with a lot of dogs and their owners and says that these professionals have skills you couldn’t be expected to have (no one should have to train for five years to become a vet just to get a furry friend to take for walks in the park) and sometimes they just take on one of the more onerous aspects of dog ownership.
Today we’re looking at the professional services your dog needs – because you need them too!
Searching for “vet near me” is a vital first step. It’s not just for emergency treatment, or for health checks and vaccinations. If you’re a first time dog owner then expert advice is vital: you don’t yet know what’s normal and what’s rightly worrying, when you need to get your dog in the car and on the way to the vet and when you can relax. Prior to an appointment a vet (or even experienced receptionist!) can let you know whether your pet’s condition sounds concerning, or if it’s just a normal part of being a dog!
Online vets are even more useful for this kind of service as they can use video calls to take a look at your pet to assess the concerning symptoms before giving advice.
Keeping your dog looking good can be a challenge. Their hair grows quickly, their coat can get matted and knotted and even a short walk can lead them to pick up dirt. While you’ll need to know how to keep your dog clean from day to day, with a bath, a shower or a simple hose down, you need to know a reliable groomer too. Regular trims help to keep your dog’s coat manageable, and is a vital part of helping them manage hot weather in the height of summer.
Finding a good groomer means your dog always looks and feels good, without you having to learn the art of dog grooming!
Walking your dog is one of the main pleasures of being a dog owner. It’s exercise companionship and a new way of seeing the world around you. That said, it’s well worth knowing where you can get the services of a reliable dog walker. If you’re busy, sick, or simply need to focus your attention elsewhere for an or so, a dog walker can give you that opportunity, as well as letting your dog socialise safely with others. It’s well worth getting recommendations for dog walkers in your area.