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. You have to clean small cuts and apply antibiotic cream as needed, and regularly inspect your dog’s feet with any embedded grass seeds or pebbles and remove using tweezers. If your dog stepped on something soft and sticky, soften and remove it using a margarine, shortening, or peanut butter, and if your dog stepped in a chewing gum, just apply some ice to make it brittle, making it easier to remove. Gingivitis is one of the most common problems veterinarians deal with dogs due to tartar buildup, thus interfering with a dog’s ability to bite and chew their food, even affecting internal organs caused by bacterial infections reaching the heart and kidneys. Like humans, dogs need to be brushed regularly using a small soft toothbrush or finger brush with a tooth-cleaning solution or toothpaste specially formulated for pets. Check your dog’s ears everyday, and healthy ears are light pink inside without apparent bad smell or discharge. If you see foreign bodies inside the ears of your dog, remove them using your fingers, and be sure to clean using mineral oil, but don’t use soap and water because it can cause ear infection.
It is important to take good care of your dog’s eyes by wiping dried matter with moistened cotton ball, and inspect for tearing, discharge, and redness. It is important to have your dog’s eye checked by a veterinarian if her eye problem is not cleared within 24 hours. Accustom your dog to the bathing process while she is still young and open to new experiences, but dogs don’t really need frequent bathing only when they are dirty or smelly. Dog care is important to make your dog happy and healthy.