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Signs That You’re a Responsible Dog Owner

September 01, 2020

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. Dogs are truly wonderful pets. However, it takes work to keep them happy, healthy, and safe. Fido needs more than bacon and belly rubs to thrive! Read on as a Seminole, FL vet lists some key indications that you’re a responsible dog owner. 

Preventative Care

Fleas and ticks can not only make your cute pet miserably itchy: they can also carry dangerous diseases. Make sure Fido is current on his vaccines and parasite control. 

Regular Checkups

Has it been less than a year since Fido visited his doctor? That’s great! Keeping up with your furry buddy’s veterinary care needs is a wonderful sign that he is in good hands. 

Good Food

Good nutrition is a key factor to your canine buddy’s nutritional needs. Offer Fido high-quality, nourishing foods. Ask your vet for specific nutritional advice.


If you haven’t had Fido fixed yet, we strongly urge you to get this done ASAP. There are already far too many homeless pets out there. Don’t let your pooch contribute to the problem by producing unwanted litters!

Doggy Comforts

Being a good dog owner doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it’s as simple as making sure that your pup has a comfy bed to fall asleep in!


Fido doesn’t need to know advanced commands. However, he should obey simple obedience commands, like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down.


A microchip is only about the size of a grain of rice, but it can have a massive effect on your furry friend’s life. Thumbs (or paws) up if your pooch is chipped!

Climate Control

Florida’s scorching heat can be very dangerous for pets. Responsible dog owners take steps to keep their canine companions cool, comfy, and safe on those sweltering days. 


Sorry, Fido: baths are important, too!

Safety Measures

Simple safety precautions can go a long way towards protecting your pooch. Simple precautions like petproofing, making sure your fences are sturdy, and keeping Fido leashed whenever you take him off your property are very important!

Tail Wags

Last but not least, make sure Fido feels loved, safe, and maybe just a little bit spoiled. Toys, treats, playtime, and belly rubs will all help keep that cute tail going. 

Please contact us, your Seminole, FL vet clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help! 

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