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Neglecting These Things Can Harm Your Dog

Most dog owners will do everything to make their dog healthy and happy. As a dog owner, you regularly walk your dog and feed him, bathe him and groom him. But they may be forgetting some things and are not aware of it. Forgetting these things may cause serious health concerns and can be bad for your dog. Keep regular tabs on these things.

You might be neglecting your dog’s dental care among other things. Dental diseases is one of the most common health problems that dogs suffer from at a young age. It really takes much more than giving your dog healthy puppy treats and looking out for gum diseases. You need to take him to a vet for a dental check-up to see if he has other problems like tooth decay and broken teeth. So while he is still a puppy, it is important that you start his dental care. Don’t postpone gum and dental care because he will become susceptible to diseases.

Brushing his teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush protects his teeth and gums from decaying. Brush the front teeth then gradually move into his mouth making sure you also brush his gums gently.

It comes as a surprise to many that dog owners actually forget about fleas, which is so common but easily preventable. The problem with fleas is that they cause skin allergies, so even a little flea infestation can turn into a serious one. Fleas can often be prevented by first understanding what attracts them and what repels them. Warm and humid environments are what fleas look for, and they avoid cold and dry places. Sometimes warm and humid weather is unavoidable, depending on where you live or what season it is, but there are flea creams and chewy tablets you can buy to prevent fleas from infesting your dog.

Natural treatments are also available for you to use. Products that don’t contain harmful chemicals are best for your dog’s coat, like essential oils and homemade formulas.

It is in your dog’s nature that he will dig into any sort of food that you give him. This is the reason why sometimes dog owners do not care much about feeding their dogs poor quality food that can be harmful to them.

Some concern has also been raised with some popular brands on how they process their dog food and what ingredients they put in them. Poor quality of meat, sometimes from sick animals, can sometimes pass as legal in some countries. But even good quality meat, when it passes through intense heat can lose a lot of nutrients before it is completely processed.

You should be aware of these things.