The 9 Most Unanswered Questions about Pets
Some Tips on Dog Care
You obviously love your dog and would give him the best care you can to keep him 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. 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. 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.
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 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. It is important to know what attracts fleas in order to keep them away. 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.
During the rest of the year, you can use more natural treatments. Products that don’t contain harmful chemicals are best for your dog’s coat, like essential oils and homemade formulas.
It is in your dog’s nature that he will dig into any sort of food that you give him. This, however, has led to dog owners feeding their dogs stuff that may be harmful to his health.
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. 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.