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Best Dog Tips You Can Enjoy Doing with Your Furry Friend

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 find a lot of YouTube videos showing dog tricks but not much about dog care, so in this article, we will be sharing dog care tips and tricks which will help you better manage or take care of your dog. You have to make sure that your dog supplies are enough, so your dog remains healthy and happy all the time. 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 dog with “double coats” (a soft undercoat and weather-resistant outer coat), and for shorthaired dogs, you can use a natural bristle brush, and for dogs with long coats such as Shih-Tzus, Maltese, and Yorkshire Terriers, use a steel pin brush.

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 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. One of the most common problems veterinarians see in dogs is gum disease particularly gingivitis, causing bad breath because dogs are prone to tartar buildup. 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.

When caring for your dog’s eyes, wipe away dried matter from the corners of her eyes with the use of moistened cotton ball. It is important to have your dog’s eye checked by a veterinarian if her eye problem is not cleared within 24 hours. Introduce bathing as a fun and comfortable activity and it is a good idea making your dog accustomed to the bathing process although dogs just really need to be bathed when they are dirty or smelly. Always remember to keep your dogs healthy and happy through proper grooming!

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