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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. You might not be aware but there are a number of things more that you should not neglect. If you do not give attention to these things, it can prove harmful to your dog. I have listed a few important ones.

You might be neglecting your dog’s dental care among other things. 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. Your dog can become susceptible to gum diseases so it’s important not to postpone dental care and start while they’re still young.

A soft-bristled toothbrush will do the job, just brush softly to protect his gums and teeth from decaying. Brush the front teeth then gradually move into his mouth making sure you also brush his gums gently.

Some health issues that are easily prevented, like fleas, are also often neglected by dog owners. Fleas can cause skin allergies even from a small infestation. In order to prevent fleas, you need to know what attracts them in the first place. 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.

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. The laws in some states are not too strict when it comes to the poor quality of meats that can processed into 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.

You should be aware of these things.