When you’re a dog mom, it’s so important for you to have support. Sometimes, you can feel a little out of your depth. Whether you’re new to dogs or you’ve already had your dog for a while, there can be times when you feel a little unsure about what to do.
Maybe you’ve even fostered a dog or got a new puppy and you just want to be sure that you know everything that there is to know about being a dog mom? Or maybe you’re in a situation with your dog and you want to be able to get the best advice? Either way, you’ll often need to know that you have the best resources around you to turn to! And it’s often handy to have several different options. So here’s some to consider.
So first of all, there’s your vet! Your vet should always be your friend! If you ever have any questions about health that you’re concerned about, your veterinarian should be your go-to. You should also make sure that your dog has yearly checkups to make sure that they are healthy. Now, if you know that you don’t have any burning questions but you just want some tips and recommendations on what to do for your dog’s health, this is the appointment that you can use for that information.
Then, there the expert sites online that you can turn to. And these will often be a great comfort to you. So make sure that you know which websites to bookmark when you’re in need of information and advice. You may even find yourself checking these sites over your morning coffee for the latest news and advice that could support you as a dog mom.
As a step on from that, there are other blogs to read too – like this one. Maybe you have a specific breed that you’re interested in or a specific need? Then, you’re likely to find that there are going to be blogs that focus on these areas for you. You could even make friends with the blog owners and get great advice from them too.
There may also be experts in your local area too. Here, think about people like dog trainers and training school owners, local breeders, and even staff at doggy daycare or grooming parlors. All of these guys are going to be experts in their field – so if you need advice or support, they can often give you the details you need.
Other Dog Owners
Now, the last resource which could prove to be invaluable to you is other dog owners. Not everyone will be able to give you advice that you either need or trust, but some of it will often be relevant to you. And it’s always great to hear the opinions of others in case they have had an experience that is useful. Plus, networking with other dog owners can also be great for you socially and mentally. So this is something that can be beneficial to you in more ways than one.