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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. It is important to have enough dog supplies for a healthier and happier dog. 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 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. Inspect your dog’s feet regularly and if grass sees become embedded in the paw, you can remove them with 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. 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. For the dental hygiene of your dog, you can use a small soft toothbrush or a wrap gauze around your finger and use a doggie toothpaste to clean her teeth every day. 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.

To take care of your dog’s eyes, check for any redness, discharge or tearing, and wipe away dried matter from her eyes using moistened cotton ball. Remember that eye issues that don’t resolve within 24 hours should seek a veterinarian. 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. Dog care is important to make your dog happy and healthy.

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