There are a lot of pets out there. A myriad of choices awaits, such as a cat, reptile, fish or even a small rodent. If you want a companion that will always love you, nothing is better than a dog. This article helps you to become the best possible owner of your dog.

Avoid insisting that your dog socialize nicely with every other passing dog. Experts recommend that your dog be able to tolerate introductions through sniffing and eying with another animal, but say forcing the issue can create problems. Accept your dog’s lead when meeting and greeting other animals and allow for natural interaction.

Much like people in the United States, many dogs are overweight. Having a few extra pounds on their frame can lead to a number of health problems, like cancer or diabetes. Many owners simply overfeed their pets. Talk to your veterinarian about how many calories …