by Natalie Gray and Victoria Brown
All replies to the Tiger Times Advice Box are here. The Box is held in the library, ask Mrs. Booth where if you cannot find it.
“How do you take care of a dog?”.
Taking care of a dog can be fun and difficult. Make sure your dog(s) have plenty of food and water all day, every day.
Take your dog(s) outside to use the bathroom after they wake up, at least 20-30 minutes after eating. Make sure they go #1 an #2, or else you’ll have a lovely surprise on your floor.
Do not! Give your dog corn, chocolate, onions, grapes/raisins, fat fried foods, or avocados. These foods are toxic and can cause kidney failure, diarrhea, and major sickness in dogs. If your dog does get a little taste, don’t worry. Super small amounts won’t harm your pup.
Do not! Abuse, or hit your dog. It’s illegal, yes if they do something bad you can whack em on the nose with a paper towel roll or newspaper. Hitting your pup with your hand scares them. Which can lead them to flinching when you go to pet them, or the pup just growling and hating you. Starving and neglecting your animal, is also abuse. Abuse is illegal, there are many many penalties for abuse. If you see an abused animal by the way… please call authorities or help.
Love your pup! So much. Dogs sense happiness and love from you, they sense your sadness, anger just your emotions in all. Animals can relieve lots of stress by petting them by the way. So please love you’re pup, and you’re pup will love you.