Dogs are indeed man’s best friend, so it is but right to consider their needs and spend time with them like members of our family. You’ll be able to watch a lot of YouTube videos about dog training tutorials but not as many as dog care tips, so we will share with you relevant information about dog care that can help you become a better dog owner. Dog supplies are important for them to be happy and healthy dogs. A fine-toothed metal comb and flea comb are important in removing loose dead hair, but remember that is your dog’s coat is heavily tangled, do not use a comb as it will only hurt her. For shorthaired dogs and those with double coats like Collies and Huskies, it is best to use a natural bristle brush.
Dogs spend much time on their feet that is why they are very prone to punctures, wounds, scrapes, and abrasions caused by sharp objects, glass, cement and gravel walkways, that is why you should not miss routine dog foot care. Routine dog foot inspection is necessary, ensuring that your dog has not picked up any goat head stickers or foxtails, and if your dog has grass seeds embedded in her paw, remove them using tweezers. If your dog steps on a chewing gum, apply ice to make it brittle for easier removal, and if your dog steps on something gooey, you can rub his foot with shortening, peanut butter, or margarine to soften and remove it. One of the most common problems veterinarians see in dogs is gum disease particularly gingivitis, causing bad breath because dogs are prone to tartar buildup. Only use a small and soft toothbrush or finger brush with a specially pet-formulated toothpaste or tooth-cleaning solution in brushing your dog’s teeth. Check your dog’s ears for any foreign object like foxtails or ticks, and it should not have any bad smell or discharge. Use your fingers to remove foreign bodies from your dog’s ears and clean the ear with mineral oil.
To take care of your dog’s eyes, check for any redness, discharge or tearing, and wipe away dried matter from her eyes using moistened cotton ball. Bring your dog to a veterinarian if the eye problem did not resolve within 24 hours. Dogs are bathed only when they get smelly or dirty, they don’t need to be bathed frequently. Always remember to keep your dogs healthy and happy through proper grooming!
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