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Itís a dogís life!
All dogs are descended from the gray wolf over 12,000 years ago. Yes, whichever breed you own, Poodle, Labrador or Great Dane, they all have the same origin.
Man used to hunt in packs, just like the wolf and obviously at some point saw a use for using the wolf to help hunt for food. Thus started manís association with today's modern canine. Today, your dog now recognizes you as its dominant member and is happy when it pleases you, its master!
On average, life expectancy for today's modern canine is around 12.8 years. Though this will vary somewhat according to the dog breed you have and also how you look after your dogís health. Obviously if you take care of your dog and he gets regular check ups and vaccinations with a vet, his chances of a longer and healthier life are vastly improved.
When looking for a Veterinarian, most people will just pick up their phone book. However, try asking other pet owners you know and get their recommendation. You can also try contacting the veterinary medical board and see if there as ever been any complaints listed against the vet your thinking of seeing.
Some tips on keeping your dog happy.
Thereís nothing better than seeing your hound happy and healthy and wagging his tail! How we look after our pet pooch will determine his quality of life.
Besides his regular health checkups and vaccinations. Of course heíll need regular daily feeding and constant access to fresh water.
Daily exercise and grooming will also contribute to fidoís well being. It well help keep him healthy and happy. Thereís nothing to excite your hound more than knowing heís going for a walk. Pick up that leash and see him wag that tail!
Your canine friend also needs your love and attention. Heís like a child and needs to be held and loved. So hold and cuddle him, stroke him, let him know heís loved. Play with him, talk to him and give him treats.
About the Author: Mark Gardner is a known authority on dogs. For more information and resources on the subject, please visit http://www.at-dogs.com/