Some Tips on Dog Care
Most dog owners will do everything to make their dog healthy and happy. As a dog owner, you regularly walk your dog and feed him, bathe him and groom him. But they may be forgetting some things and are not aware of it. Some mistakes can be bad for your dog’s health and if not given attention soon, it might prove harmful. Here are some of the things you should never neglect.
You might be neglecting your dog’s dental care among other things. A lot of dogs suffer dental diseases at a young age and it is common. There is much more you need to make sure that your dog gets the necessary oral health care beyond what you can do. If your dog has other dental problems, like broken teeth or tooth decay, a dental check-up can much more readily find it. Your dog’s dental care should start while he is still a puppy, if you want to avoid serious dental issues when he grows up. There is no need to delay because his mouth will become very prone to disease.
Brushing his teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush protects his teeth and gums from decaying. Start brushing the front teeth gradually and then the gums to ensure that all places are covered.
It comes as a surprise to many that dog owners actually forget about fleas, which is so common but easily preventable. The problem with fleas is that they cause skin allergies, so even a little flea infestation can turn into a serious one. It is important to know what attracts fleas in order to keep them away. What attracts fleas are warm and humid surrounds and what repels them are cold and dry ones. Sometimes warm and humid weather is unavoidable, depending on where you live or what season it is, but there are flea creams and chewy tablets you can buy to prevent fleas from infesting your dog.
There are also natural treatments you can use on normal days. Some essential oils and homemade formulas can also be an effective safeguard since they don’t contain harmful chemicals.
Unlike cats, dogs are not choosy when it comes to food and will eat almost anything you give them. Your dog’s health has probably suffered harm because of the poor quality food that you give him.
The manufacturing procedures and meat quality of some popular dog food company has also caused concern to some dog owners. The laws in some states are not too strict when it comes to the poor quality of meats that can processed into dog food. But even good quality meat, when it passes through intense heat can lose a lot of nutrients before it is completely processed.
Be informed about what you are buying.