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What are dogs' most basic needs?

Fed, watered, sheltered, exercised, socialised, trained, stimulated, groomed, loved. It's as simple as that.

Nutrition: Providing an unprocessed, balanced and species appropriate diet with adequate protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals is crucial for a dog's health and development.

Water: Access to fresh and clean water at all times is vital to prevent dehydration and maintain bodily functions.

Shelter: Dogs need a safe, comfortable, and appropriate shelter to protect them from extreme weather conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, and wind.

Exercise: Regular physical activity and mental stimulation are important for a dog's physical health and mental well-being. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight and reduces behavioural problems.

Socialization: Dogs are social animals and need interaction with other dogs and humans to develop proper social skills, prevent loneliness and behavioural issues.

Training and Mental Stimulation: Training and mental enrichment activities to keep a dog's mind engaged and prevent boredom.

Grooming: Regular grooming, including brushing, nail trimming, and bathing, is essential for a dog's cleanliness, comfort, and overall health.

Love and Attention: Dogs need love, attention, and companionship from their owners or caregivers to build a strong bond and promote a sense of security and happiness.

Safety: Providing a safe environment and ensuring that a dog is protected from potential hazards or dangers is crucial for their well-being.


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