As a pet owner for 14 years, it felt as though I was taking the best possible care of my beautiful cocker spaniel. Looking back on it, I unfortunately had a tendency to let my busy schedule get in the way of providing my dog with the treatment he deserved. I made the common mistake of procrastinating when it came to all aspects of grooming. I wouldn’t take him to go get his haircut until his hair was by far too long. It would get to the point where it grew so much even around his eyes, causiing it to hinder his vision. When it came to bath time, I assumed a bath once a month was sufficient. My Cocker loved to explore and get messy whenever he played around in our backyard so he definitely could have benefitted from multiple baths a month rather than just one. Another issue I now realize is that I would fill up his food bowl whenever it was empty, instead of providing him with a good eating schedule. Lastly, it was hard for me to remember specifics when it came to my dog’s veterinarian visits. After reflecting back on all of the improvements I could have made with my cocker spaniel, I know that with my next pet, using VitusVet will be one of the first steps I make in order to keep my dog happy and healthy!