Neglecting These Things Can Harm Your Dog
You obviously love your dog and would give him the best care you can to keep him healthy and happy. As a dog owner, you regularly walk your dog and feed him, bathe him and groom him. However, some things are easier forgotten than others. Some mistakes can be bad for your dog's health and if not given attention soon, it might prove harmful. Here are some of the things you should never neglect.
Dental care is one of the few things dog owners might neglect. Dental diseases is one of the most common health problems that dogs suffer from at a young age. Your dog's oral health requires more than just healthy puppy treats and the customary looking for gum diseases. If your dog has other dental problems, like broken teeth or tooth decay, a dental check-up can much more readily find it. Your dog's dental care should start while he is still a puppy, if you want to avoid serious dental issues when he grows up. Your dog can become susceptible to gum diseases so it's important not to postpone dental care and start while they're still young.
Brushing his teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush protects his teeth and gums from decaying. Brush the front teeth then gradually move into his mouth making sure you also brush his gums gently.
It comes as a surprise to many that dog owners actually forget about fleas, which is so common but easily preventable. The problem with fleas is that they cause skin allergies, so even a little flea infestation can turn into a serious one. It is important to know what attracts fleas in order to keep them away. Warm and humid environments are what fleas look for, and they avoid cold and dry places. 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.
Natural treatments are also available for you to use. Homemade concoctions and essential oils are also helpful to use as they don't contain chemicals that can affect your dogs coat.
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.
The manufacturing procedures and meat quality of some popular dog food company has also caused concern to some dog owners. Sometimes it can pass as legal in some countries for poor quality meat, from sick animals, to be put in dog food. Sometimes, even if the meat is good, the heat that it goes through in processing destroys any nutrients left in it.
Always ask what goes into your dog food.