How To Take Care of the Aspin

March 22, 2024by Nicole Tengco0

The Aspin is an indigenous breed of dog in the Philippines, formerly known as the Askal. The term “Aspin” is a combination of two Filipino words: “Asong” and “Pinoy.” Known for their loyalty, intelligence, and resilience, Aspins make great pets. 

However, like any other breed, they require appropriate care and attention to ensure their health and happiness. Before you dive first into playtime with your furry pal, here are some tips the PetPal team has put together on how to take care of the Aspin:

1. Feeding and Diet

Aspins, like any other dog, need a balanced diet to stay healthy. The food should be rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. 

Avoid feeding them table scraps since human food may contain ingredients that are harmful to dogs. Instead, opt for high-quality dog food that meets their nutritional needs. Also, ensure they always have access to clean and fresh water.

If you’d love to give your Aspin high-quality dog food, consider checking out PetPal’s online pet store for an extensive range of options your furry pal will love.

2. Exercise and Training

Aspins are naturally active and energetic dogs. They need regular exercise to maintain their health and prevent obesity. Think brisk walks, fetch in the park, or even agility training. Regular exercise also helps to stimulate their mind, keeping them mentally sharp. 

Aspins are intelligent and can be easily trained. Start training them while they are still puppies for the best results. Use positive reinforcement techniques such as treats and praises to encourage good behavior. 

Remember, consistency and patience are key when training your Aspin, and a tired dog is a happy and well-behaved dog!

3. Grooming

Aspins have a short to medium coat that requires minimal grooming. Regular brushing helps to remove loose hairs and prevent matting. Bathing should be done once a month or as required, using dog-friendly shampoo. Don’t forget to clean their ears and teeth regularly and keep their nails trimmed to avoid overgrowth and discomfort.

4. Vet Check-Ups

Regular visits to the vet are essential to check your Aspin’s health. They need to be vaccinated against common canine diseases and regularly dewormed. Regular check-ups also help identify any potential health issues early, increasing the chances of successful treatment.

Consider a home vet visit if you want to avoid the hassle of commuting or waiting in line! PetPal’s partner vets can visit your pet at home and perform a comprehensive check-up to ensure your furry pal’s health.

5. Environment and Socialization

Make sure your Aspin has a safe and comfortable space in your home. They should also have a designated area for sleeping and resting. If possible, provide them with toys and chews to keep them entertained. 

Also, expose them to different environments, people, and other animals from a young age to boost their confidence and prevent fear-based behavior. Socialization also helps your Aspin become more adaptable and well-behaved.

6. Love and Affection

Aspins, like all dogs, thrive on love and affection. Spend quality time with your pet, pet them, cuddle them, and let them know they are a valued member of your family. They’ll return the favor tenfold with their unwavering loyalty and goofy personalities.


Taking care of an Aspin is not too different from caring for other dog breeds. By providing them with proper care, training, and love, you’ll not only have a happy and healthy dog but also a lifelong furry friend.

Do you want to know more about your pets and how to provide them with the proper care? PetPal has got your back! Talk to a vet online to get tailored advice on the best way to care for your furry pals. Download the PetPal app from the Play Store or App Store to talk to our vet partners today!

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