Proper dog care is important to maintain your dog’s health as well as to keep your dog happy. There are many different aspects to dog care that you may be unaware of and you should try to stay well informed in order to prevent as many problems as you can. Allergies can be a problem for dogs and besides treating any allergy symptoms you can try to prevent the allergic reactions in the first place. Most of dog’s allergies are due to airborne particle sin the air. Bathing your dog regularly and rinsing their feet after they have been outdoors can reduce the amount of allergens on your dog’s skin.
Dog dental care is also necessary but very easy to do at home. You only need a few simple tools and you can regularly take care of your dog’s teeth to ensure healthy gums and teeth.
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental clean solutions, dental treats and dental toys can all be used for dog dental care. Many of these items can be found in dog dental care kits. It may take some time for your dog to get used to having its teeth cleaned but in the long run it will be worth it.
Having clean ears is very important for dogs and you should be particularly vigilant about ear care, especially during the summer. Infections can occur when there is too much build up and moisture in the ear canals. To prevent this you can use a variety of products that loosen build up, rinse away dirt and kill mites.
Eye care is also an important part of dog care and properly cleaned eyes can prevent infection.
Certain types of dogs are particularly susceptible to eye infections and conjunctivitis is the most common eye infection for dogs. You can use eye cleaning solutions and protective ointments to kill of nasty bacteria and protect the eye from irritation. Other steps that can be taken to keep eyes clean is to trim the hair around your dogs eyes, keep the corners of the dog’s eyes mucous free and to try to stop the dog from partaking in any activities that may result in eye injury.
Also as your dog ages you will need to alter some of your dog care routine. No matter your dog’s age, exercise is still important. However as your dog gets older the exercise should be less intense and for shorter time periods. You should also switch its dog bed to one made of foam as that will better protect its joints. Your dogs dietary needs will also change as he or she gets older and you may need to add supplements to its diet or change the dog food altogether. You should also be aware of any behavioral changes and have them investigated as soon as possible as they may be a sign of more serious issues.