Some Tips on Dog Care
You obviously love your dog and would give him the best care you can to keep him healthy and happy. As a dog owner, you regularly walk your dog and feed him, bathe him and groom him. You might not be aware but there are a number of things more that you should not neglect. If you do not give attention to these things, it can prove harmful to your dog. I have listed a few important ones.
One of the things dog owners tend to forget is dental care. Dental diseases is one of the most common health problems that dogs suffer from at a young age. Your dog’s oral health requires more than just healthy puppy treats and the customary looking for gum diseases. A dental check-up done by a trained professional will help expose and correct other dental problems like decaying or cracked teeth. So while he is still a puppy, it is important that you start his dental care. Your dog can become susceptible to gum diseases so it’s important not to postpone dental care and start while they’re still young.
A soft-bristled toothbrush will do the job, just brush softly to protect his gums and teeth from decaying. Brush the front teeth then gradually move into his mouth making sure you also brush his gums gently.
Some health issues that are easily prevented, like fleas, are also often neglected by dog owners. Fleas can cause skin allergies even from a small infestation. Fleas can often be prevented by first understanding what attracts them and what repels them. What attracts fleas are warm and humid surrounds and what repels them are cold and dry ones. If you can’t avoid the heat and humidity, especially during summer and fall, there are flea creams or chewy tablets you can buy for your dog’s skin protection.
During the rest of the year, you can use more natural treatments. Some essential oils and homemade formulas can also be an effective safeguard since they don’t contain harmful chemicals.
It is in your dog’s nature that he will dig into any sort of food that you give him. Your dog’s health has probably suffered harm because of the poor quality food that you give him.
Some popular brands of food has also caused concern because of their manufacturing procedures and the quality of ingredients they put into their dog food. Poor quality of meat, sometimes from sick animals, can sometimes pass as legal in some countries. Sometimes, even if the meat is good, the heat that it goes through in processing destroys any nutrients left in it.
Be informed about what you are buying.