The Beginner’s Guide to Tips

Some Tips on Dog Care

Most dog owners will do everything to make their dog healthy and happy. They know the basic things about dog care, from feeding and walking, to giving them baths and grooming them. You might not be aware but there are a number of things more that you should not neglect. Some mistakes can be bad for your dog’s health and if not given attention soon, it might prove harmful. Keep regular tabs on these things.

Dental care is one of the few things dog owners might neglect. It is common for dogs to suffer some form of dental diseases at a very young age. There is much more you need to make sure that your dog gets the necessary oral health care beyond what you can do. 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. There is no need to delay because his mouth will become very prone to disease.

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush for his teeth and gums. Brush the front teeth then gradually move into his mouth making sure you also brush his gums gently.

It might sound unusual but many dog owners have overlooked fleas, because this health issue can be easily prevented. The problem with fleas is that they cause skin allergies, so even a little flea infestation can turn into a serious one. Fleas can often be prevented by first understanding what attracts them and what repels them. Fleas generally love warm and humid environments and hate cold and dry surrounds. 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. Homemade concoctions and essential oils are also helpful to use as they don’t contain chemicals that can affect your dogs coat.

Unlike cats, dogs are not choosy when it comes to food and will eat almost anything you give them. This is the reason why sometimes dog owners do not care much about feeding their dogs poor quality food that can be harmful to them.

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. Sometimes it can pass as legal in some countries for poor quality meat, from sick animals, to be put in dog food. The intense heat in many dog food processing plants can destroy all the nutrients in the meat that the end product has already lost all nutrients.

Always ask what goes into your dog food.