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A dog can make for a wonderful addition to any person's life, just as long as the dog is properly cared for. You need to know what your dog wants to make sure they are happy. Continue reading to find out some great advice concerning your relationship with your dog.

You will pay a lot to care for your dog. High-quality dog food, medical care, toys and treats can easily run close to $1,000 in a year. Emergency care for animals can cost thousands of dollars, so think carefully about getting pet health insurance.

Your home must be dog-proofed. Prior to bringing your dog or puppy home, check that the whole home is safe. Secure the trash can, stow way all medications and put away your regular cleaning supplies. Certain plants are toxic, and it's best to move them, too.

Because non-verbal communication is vital to dogs, you should devote yourself to learning how to read your dog's signals. Don't force interaction with other pets or people if your dog is showing reluctance. This might result in another dog or a person being bit. Always be on the lookout for non-verbal hints. If you see them, allow your dog to guide you in the next action you will take.

Store your prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines in a safe place where your dog cannot get them. Just a few of your pills could literally kill your dog. If you notice that your dog has consumed any of your medication, you need to immediately contact your vet.

Be wary about certain flea treatments to use for your dog. Quite a few of them use ingredients that are very unsafe for kids, including an ingredient that has been linked to cancer. Talk to your veterinarian about safer alternatives.

Always have your dog on a leash when he's off your property. Something could distract him, like a squirrel or a cat, causing him to leave your side. Understand that any damage your dog causes to other people and their pets are your responsibility, so you need to always use caution when off your property.

If you want to keep your dog outside, build him or her a small shelter. This is especially important during wet weather. Your dog needs a space that is dry and provides him with adequate shelter.

If you choose to adopt a pet, take him or her to the veterinarian as soon as possible. They may be carrying some sort of illness that they picked up at the shelter. A full check-up, a clean bill of health, and a full complement of the necessary shots is the best way to start off your relationship with your dog.

Take your dog outside so that he can get fresh air and exercise. Dogs need game time and regular exercise to keep them mentally and physically healthy and happy. Throw a ball around the park with your dog and play fetch. This doesn't just entertain and exercise your dog, it helps you form a bond.

There's nothing that is the same as the happiness a dog brings to everyone. As a dog owner, being responsible and caring for your dog are vital for a well balanced and healthy relationship.