How to be a Responsible Dog Owner

How to be a Responsible Dog Owner

Having a furry baby in your life is a blessing, and we should remind ourselves daily. However, many responsibilities come with all the cuddles, sloppy kisses, and game time. Being a pet parent is challenging and rewarding; thus, we need to know how to be a good pet parent. As a responsible dog owner, you must keep certain things in mind and treat your pet just as you would your human baby. After all, what is the difference? Here are some essential guidelines to help you become a responsible dog owner:

Provide Basic Needs:

Getting the basics right is critical to good physical and mental health and longevity. Ensure that your pup's basic needs like clean drinking water, good-quality kibble and diet, exercise and shelter are provided with utmost care. Follow a carefully designed routine fit for your furry baby and stick by it. Do not make your pup's daily routine a haphazard mess; instead, fix an attainable routine you and your dog follow regularly.

Regular Veterinary Care:

Schedule regular check-ups with a veterinarian to monitor your dog's health, update vaccinations, and address any medical concerns promptly. Spay or neuter your dog unless you have specific plans for responsible breeding.

Proper Identification:

Losing your dog is one of the most traumatizing things that can happen to a loving pet parent. As a responsible dog owner, ensure your dog wears a good identification collar with his name and mobile number so that people who find him can contact you directly. Even better if you get a collar with an in-built tracker.

Exercise and Mental Stimulation:

Provide daily exercise and mental stimulation to keep your dog physically and mentally healthy. The amount and type of exercise depend on your dog's breed, age, and overall health.

Training and Socialization:

Training your dog correctly makes caring for their pups easier for pet parents. It helps your dog understand how to channel their energy in a positive manner instead of getting hyperactive or aggressive. Help them socialize with their family, friends and others by taking them for regular walks, grooming parlours, dog parks and so on. Make training and socializing a fun activity for your beloved furry baby.

Grooming and Hygiene:

Regularly grooming your pup, such as brushing, combing, cleaning and moisturizing, de-worming and so forth, is extremely important for maintaining your pup's good health while reinforcing a positive bond between you. Besides DIY grooming sessions, taking your dog to a professional groomer is very important. It will ensure that they are always at their top form and might also benefit in good health as professional groomers can often detect abnormal lumps and bumps on the skin, preventing the onset of major diseases.

Proper Nutrition:

Providing proper nutrition and feeding dog food with premium-quality ingredients is extremely important for your furry babies' health. Consult your vet in case your dog has diarrhoea, vomiting or food aversion.

Respect Local Laws and Regulations:

Be aware of the local pet laws and abide by them diligently. This way, you can be sure that no one will be able to harm your pet unjustly, and all of you can live in peace and harmony with your neighbours.

Quality Time and Affection:

Spend quality time with your dog, offering affection, play, and positive interactions. Recognize and respond to your dog's emotional and physical needs, including signs of stress, illness, or discomfort.

Emergency Preparedness:

Always have a backup plan to prepare yourself for emergencies. Have your veterinarian's number on your emergency contact list, and prepare a tool kit for emergencies with bandages, medicines and other essentials.

BASIL Range of Dog Supplies:

Here's a list of some of the best-selling pet dog supplies that every responsible dog owner should have. From essential grooming supplies to delectable goodies, treats, toys, and whatnot, we have your pet care supplies.

  1. BASIL Anti-Dandruff Anti-Itch Shampoo for Dogs and Puppies
  2. BASIL No Tick Preventive Herbal Shampoo for Dogs and Puppies
  3. BASIL Germisafe Pet Wipes for Dogs, 50 Wipes with Added Neem, Lemon and Lavender Oil
  4. BASIL Heavy Dish Anti-Skid Steel Pet Feeding Bowls with Silicon Bottom
  5. BASIL Melamine Double Dinner Set Pet Feeding Bowls for food and water (Pink)
  6. BASIL Dog Biscuits, Real Milk Bone Shaped Training Treat for Adult Dogs, All Breed (900 Grams)
  7. BASIL Dog Biscuits, Real Chicken Bone Shaped Training Treat for Adult Dogs, All Breed (900 Grams)
  8. BASIL Padded Adjustable Collar for Dogs & Puppies (Black)
  9. BASIL Shock Absorbing Stretch Leash for Dogs | 2.5 Feet
  10. BASIL Dog Handle Harness No-Pull Adjustable Vest Harness, Reflective Red
  11. BASIL Plush Monster Ball with TPR Small Squeaky Ball Inside
  12. BASIL Cuddly Soft Hippo Plush Toy for Dogs & Puppies
  13. BASIL Printed Adjustable Mesh Harness for Puppies & Small Breed Dogs (Black)
  14. BASIL Softy Paw Butter for Dogs & Cats Lint Free Roller for Dogs & Cats, Pack of 2 (60 Sheets in 1 Roller)
  15. BASIL Lint Free Roller Refills (Pack 2 Roller, 60 Sheets Per Roll)
  16. BASIL Pet Training Pee Pads with Activated Carbon to Absorb - Pack 25pcs (Size - 45*60cms)
  17. BASIL Pet Training Pee Pads with Activated Carbon to Absorb - Pack 25pcs (Size - 45*60cms)
  18. BASIL Pet Towel, Cooling Absorbent Towel for Dogs & Puppies (Green)
  19. BASIL Brush & Comb for Dog Grooming, 2-in-1 Brush Comb
  20. BASIL Pet Deshedding Comb for Dogs & Cats


Becoming a responsible dog owner is nothing different from becoming a human parent. It comes with cuddles, lots of love, responsibilities and total commitment. We take responsibility for another life, and therefore, we must ensure that they get the best life we can provide for them. Pets are not objects or toys; they are our children, and it depends on us how good or bad of a parent we will be. Thus, keep these points in mind and get your hands on BASIL's quality pet supplies range today.

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