Some Tips on Dog Care
If you own a dog, you would surely love him and give him the best care he could have. As a dog owner, you regularly walk your dog and feed him, bathe him and groom him. However, some things are easier forgotten than others. 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.
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. You need to take him to a vet for a dental check-up to see if he has other problems like tooth decay and broken teeth. It is important to remember that your dog’s dental care should start while he is still a puppy. Don’t postpone gum and dental care because he will become susceptible to diseases.
Brushing his teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush protects his teeth and gums from decaying. 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. One of the most likely result of flea infestation is flea allergy, which can be caused by even a small infestation. In order to prevent fleas, you need to know what attracts them in the first place. 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.
Natural treatments are also available for you to use. Some essential oils and homemade formulas can also be an effective safeguard since they don’t contain harmful chemicals.
Your dog will eat any kind of food that you give him, unlike cats who are more fussy. This, however, has led to dog owners feeding their dogs stuff that may be harmful to his health.
Some concern has also been raised with some popular brands on how they process their dog food and what ingredients they put in them. 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.
You should be aware of these things.