Health and Welfare
Check your dog for signs of injury or illness every day, and make sure someone else does this if you are away. If you suspect that your dog is in pain, ill or injured, consult a vet promptly.
Take your dog for a routine health check with your vet at least once each year. Ask your vet for advice about things you can do to protect your dog's health, such as vaccination, neutering, and treatments to control parasites (e.g. fleas and worms). Only use medicines that have been prescribed for your individual dog.
Get your dog neutered.
Ensure your dog's coat is kept in good condition by grooming them regularly. If you are unsure how to groom your dog's coat properly, seek advice from a pet care specialist.
Make sure your dog can be identified, ideally via a collar and microchip.