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How to Best Enjoy Your Time Caring and Playing with Your Dog

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. Dog supplies are important for them to be happy and healthy dogs. 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. For shorthaired dogs and those with double coats like Collies and Huskies, it is best to use a natural bristle brush.

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 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. 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.

It is important to take good care of your dog’s eyes by wiping dried matter with moistened cotton ball, and inspect for tearing, discharge, and redness. 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. Always remember to keep your dogs healthy and happy through proper grooming!

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