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Tips for Playing With Fido
February 15, 2021

Do you have a furry bundle of energy on your hands? Dogs are super cute when they are acting frisky or playful. In fact, one of the best things you can do for Fido is to play with him regularly. Playing is fun for dogs, but it’s also good for both their bodies and minds. A Lewisville, TX vet offers some advice on this below. 

Make It Routine

Our canine pals tend to do best when they are on a set routine for things like meals, walks, and playtime. Try to play with Fido every day, at roughly the same time. 

Change Things Up

Don’t just use the same toy or type of toy all the time. Change things up a bit! In addition to swapping out toys, you can also try playing different games. Many kids’ games, such as Tag , can be played with dogs. For instance, you can play Red Light, Green Light , by telling your pup to Stay or Come .

Time It Right

Does your furry friend stay home alone while you go to work? If so, try to play with him before heading out. This will tire Fido out a bit, so that he hopefully is ready for a nap when you leave. This will help his alone time pass more quickly.

Toy Maintenance

Fido sometimes wears toys out pretty quickly. Pay attention to his playthings, and be sure to replace or discard anything that is worn or ripped. 

Choose Suitable Games

Not all games or activities are right for every dog. If you have a large breed, such as a German Shepherd, your vet may advise against encouraging your pup to stand on his back legs very much. Other pooches, such as pugs, lose their breath very easily, and shouldn’t be expected to run very far, if at all. And some dogs just get a bit too involved in games like Tug O War . Ask your vet for more information. 

Have Fun

Doggy playtime shouldn’t be something you think of as a chore. Have fun with it! There are few things more adorable than our canine pals joyfully running and jumping around. This will brighten up both your day and your dog’s!

Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do for you. As your veterinary clinic, we are dedicated to offering top-notch veterinary care.

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