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. There are many YouTube videos showing dog training and tricks, however, not much about dog care, so allow us to share with you some important tips and tricks on how to best take care of your furry friends. You have to make sure that your dog supplies are enough, so your dog remains healthy and happy all the time. While combing removed dead hair and fleas, regular brushing keeps your dog’s skin healthy because it stimulates proper blood flow and natural distribution of natural oils, so use a wire slicker brush to prevent mats from forming, and a curry brush to remove loose hair easily. Natural bristle brush is ideal for shorthaired dogs such as Collies and Huskies.
Many pet owners overlook dog foot care, and because dogs spend much time on their feet, they are prone to wounds and punctures, as well as abrasions and scrapes, that is why this is a very important aspect of dog 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 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. 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. It is important to check the ears of your dog daily and make sure that the inside is light pink without discharge or bad smell. You can remove foreign bodies with your fingers, and then clean her ear using mineral oil.
When caring for your dog’s eyes, wipe away dried matter from the corners of her eyes with the use of 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. There is nothing loving and sweeter than taking care of your dog through proper grooming.