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. A flea comb and fine-toothed metal flea comb are used to remove loose dead hair and fleas, but don’t comb your dog’s hair if it is heavily tangled. Natural bristle brush is ideal for shorthaired dogs such as Collies and Huskies.
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. Even dogs are not really prone to dental cavities, they are prone to gum disease due to tartar buildup leading to gingivitis. 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. Remember that eye issues that don’t resolve within 24 hours should seek a veterinarian. 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. Always remember to keep your dogs healthy and happy through proper grooming!