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. It is important to have enough dog supplies for a healthier and happier dog. 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.
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. Inspect your dog’s feet regularly and if grass sees become embedded in the paw, you can remove them with tweezers. If your lovely dog steps in something gooey, you can soften it by rubbing the foot with shortening, peanut butter, or margarine to remove it, and apply ice to chewing gum to make it more brittle for easier removal. 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. Check your dog’s ears everyday, and healthy ears are light pink inside without apparent bad smell or discharge. 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. 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.