Some Tips on Dog Care
Most dog owners will do everything to make their dog healthy and happy. You feed your dog, walk him, give him baths, and groom him: basic things you do for your dog. However, some things are easier forgotten than others. Forgetting these things may cause serious health concerns and can be bad for your dog. Here are some of the things you should never neglect.
One of the things dog owners tend to forget is dental care. A lot of dogs suffer dental diseases at a young age and it is common. 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. It is important to remember that your dog’s dental care should start while he is still a puppy. There is no need to delay because his mouth will become very prone to disease.
A soft-bristled toothbrush will do the job, just brush softly to protect his gums and teeth from decaying. You can do this by starting with his front teeth and gradually moving into the mouth and brushing over his gums.
Some health issues that are easily prevented, like fleas, are also often neglected by dog owners. 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. There are seasons when it is impossible to avoid having hot and humid weather, on these days you need to use flea creams or chewy tablets to keep fleas away.
Natural treatments are also available for you to use. Products that don’t contain harmful chemicals are best for your dog’s coat, like essential oils and homemade formulas.
Your dog will eat any kind of food that you give him, unlike cats who are more fussy. 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. 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.