As the saying goes, “Dogs are man’s best friend.”, so it is important to provide the basic needs they need, spend quality time with them, play with them, love, and take care of them like what we do with our 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. 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. 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. Only use a small and soft toothbrush or finger brush with a specially pet-formulated toothpaste or tooth-cleaning solution in brushing your dog’s teeth. Check your dog’s ears for any foreign object like foxtails or ticks, and it should not have any 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. 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. There is nothing loving and sweeter than taking care of your dog through proper grooming.