One of the favourite things that most dogs love to do is to join in it’s owner’s adventures by tagging along when we head outdoors. Can you guess why? This is because dogs are man’s best friends, and enjoy accompanying their owner. As numerous pet dogs in Singapore spend most of their waking hours indoors- going out is a treat- it is a delightful experience that involves a symphony of new smells. An adventure! Even though Singapore is just a tiny red dot, there is still a multitude of places you can bring your furkid to. I have listed some cool spots in Singapore where you can have a whale of a time with your favourite furry companion right bellow:). Bishan-Ang Mo Kio ParkAs mentioned in perropet.com, Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park is an excellent place to hang out with your dog. Not only is the park surrounded by lush greenery, more importantly, it has a large enclosed enclosed grass patch for doggies to run about in, and get the exercise that they need. Should your dog get dirty after playing in the grass patch that may be muddy, you can go to a water point that is conveniently situated there, for you to clean your furkid. If you want to find out more about the place, you can click on the link in the previous paragraph to take a look at pictures of the park.Sun Sea and SandWhy do most people adore the beach? Perhaps, they love the warm sunlight, the calming sea or the soothing touch of sand. Many dogs love the sea too, and you can take along your doggie when you go to beaches such as East Coast and West Coast Park.Much as the beach can give your dog a whole host of different experiences, it is worth noting that the beach visit has some risks for your pooch too. Rover.com notes down a number of handy tips on how to avoid potential hazards in the beach, and I will summarise some of them here for your convenience:
Take care not to let your furkid drink sea water. It can cause dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea. So provide your furkid with plenty of fresh drinking water to deter it from drinking sea water.
Keep a look out for dangerous items. In spite of the ‘army of cleaners’ that we have here, this does not change the fact that there may be dangerous objects like broken glass and rocks amidst the sand.
Purchase some special sunscreen made for pets to protect your furkid from the harsh rays of the sun.
Dog-friendly cafesIndulge your furkid by bringing them to dog-friendly cafes where they can dine alongside you. With the rise in dog-ownership rates in Singapore, more dog-friendly cafes are opening. A few examples include The Coastal Settlement, Sun Ray Cafe, The Garden Slug and Singapore’s first dog-petting cafe We Are the Furballs. Although not all dog-friendly cafes have a separate menu catered for doggies, your furkid can still have a good time socialising with pooches of fellow diners. For a detailed review of pet-friendly cafes in Singapore, take a look at The Smart Local’s article.Exercise is key As written in petMD.com, although exercise needs are based on a dog’s age, breed, size and overall health, your dog should spend between 30 minutes to two hours on an activity every day. This is because exercise gives a dog a healthy dose of physical activity and mental stimulation that are essential to their overall well-being (which is why volunteers take the dogs in our shelter for regular walks).All in all, visit one of the aforementioned places with your favourite furry friend to ensure that it exercises adequately, and have some fun!