“No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog” – Gene HillThis year has been kind of a roller coaster ride for both humans and their pets. From abandoning pets in the fear of catching the virus to adopting and fostering pets, our relationship with pets has evolved in such a short time.While it is great to know that many are finally fulfilling their dream of having a pet, some of us might have a lot of questions about how to raise a pet, especially during the pandemic.So, here are some useful tips for first-time dog parents on how to your pets safe and healthy during the pandemic:#1 – Follow the regular diet:Even though you are home most of the time, stick to the usual diet and schedule. And do not feed them again while you are eating. I know it can be hard to say no to their “puppy eyes,” but remember, most of the foods you eat are not healthy for your fur babies. Consult a vet if you are unsure about the diet. They can suggest the right diet to your dog based on its breed, age, and requirements.#2 – Make time for them:It’s normal to get drowned in work when you are working remotely. But take small breaks and make time to play with your pet or give them belly rubs. You can also find many internet challenges like snoot challenge, egg challenge, maze challenge, etc.. that you can try with your canine friend.#3 – Make sure they get proper exercise:Just like us, dogs need proper exercise to stay healthy. While a small walk can be enough exercise for some breeds, some require more than that.#4 – Don’t ignore the small changes:Sometimes even a small change in your dog’s behaviour can be a sign of a serious problem. So, take your pet to the vet if your pet is not eating well or losing weight. And even if your dog looks healthy, it is essential to take it to the vet for a checkup and to get vaccinated.#5 – Grooming:Some may think it is unnecessary, but regular grooming is just as important as visiting a vet. According to the expert groomers in Max Vets, one of the Three Best Rated® award-winning Veterinary hospitals in Delhi, dog grooming is a type of specialized occupation, and only people with certain skills can offer such solutions to you. And a professional dog groomer can also monitor your dog’s health for cuts, swelling, and heat boils of any kind. In short, it can improve the overall health of your dog. Max vets are also the only veterinary centre that provides 24 x 7 emergency services in Delhi.Having a pet is like having a toddler at home. It can be challenging at times. It takes time, money, and effort to train and take care of them. But at the end of the day, they love us, and we too can’t help but love and adore our furry companions.