Keep Your Dog From Digging

Is your dog making holes in your yard? Fido is certainly adorable, and has some wonderful traits, but he isn’t perfect. In fact, our canine friends have a few bad habits, such as digging. Read on as a local White Rock, TX vet offers some helpful tips on how to stop your furry pal from turning your yard into a doggy construction zone.

Keep Fido Comfortable

Our four-legged pals sometimes dig to make themselves little dens where they can get relief from weather or biting insects. Make sure that Fido has shade and shelter outdoors, and limit his outdoor time in bad weather. It’s also important to keep your pooch up to date on his parasite control products.

Offer Fun Toys

Boredom is another common reason for digging in dogs. Offer Fido lots of fun toys, and take time to play with him every day.

Give Your Pet A Place To Bury Treasure

Is Fido digging as a way to stash toys or treats? Make your furry pirate a sandbox, and put some treasures in there for him to dig up. If your canine pal knows that one spot is full of goods, he may not bother with the rest of the yard.

Get Rid Of Unwanted Guests

Does your dog dig in straight lines? Fido may be trying to reach something that is burrowing under your yard. (Note: this is common in terriers and other hunting breeds.) Use safe, humane methods to get rid of rodents and other vermin.

Spay/Neuter The Pooch

Is your furry buddy still intact? If so, he may be trying to escape to go looking for love. We recommend getting Fido fixed right away. Ask your vet about the benefits of spay/neuter surgery.

Give Your Pup A Change of Scenery

Even if Fido has a yard to patrol, he will likely get bored and restless if he never gets to leave the yard. Walk your canine companion every day. This will provide your furry friend with exercise, and allow him to enjoy a change of scenery. Plus, it’s a great way for you to spend some time with your four-legged pal!

Is your dog due for an exam, vaccinations, or parasite control products? Please do not hesitate to contact us, your local White Rock, TX pet clinic, for all of your dog’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!

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