Most important he gets a rub down checking for ticks, and stickers - especially the small ones that can get in bad locations, ear, etc.
Even I have to check my clothes and exposed skin.
He is an indoors dog so water is available 24/7 and between him and the cats I put out fresh water alot. Their dish is by the kitchen sink so easy to refill plus I wash it twice a day... charlie playing ball ends up with leaves and such in his mouth and transfers to the water bowl.
On hot days we may walk just a bit so he can P&P. Then he more or less wants to come in. He has black fur and thins out more than any dog I've ever had.
Plus he is 5.5 years old and is slowing down... finally. Especially when it's hot and or humid.
When it's cooler, after a rain, and drier he is much more active.
I am thinking, also that the B is taking effect as well.
Overall we have a pattern and stick to it , pretty much. 8-)
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