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There are few things more rewarding than adopting a pet. Below, we've compiled a list of helpful links that will help you set off on the right path for pet adoption.
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Dog teeth brushing
Keep your furry friend's teeth healthier by brushing them regularly. Tartar and other infected areas in the mouth produce bacteria that may affect other parts of the body, including the liver, kidneys, intestinal tract and heart. Brushing a dog's teeth regularly will reduce the build-up of odor-producing bacteria, as well as increase their life expectancy.
Dog ear cleaning and care
Proper ear care for your dog will help to prevent painful infections and save you from having to make trips to the vet. If you must use a product from home, use white vinegar diluted 50:50 with water.
Trim/pluck the hair in your dog’s ear to clear the ear canal. Hair in the ear obstructs the opening of the dog’s ear, creating a warm, moist environment, which will yield yeast and bacteria that may cause inflammation and possible infection.
Dog eye care
Keeping the hair trimmed around the dog’s eyes will prevent stray hairs from poking and / or scratching the eye. Keeping the hair short will keep your dog's vision clear.
Cleaning and clipping the hair around the pads will help prevent debris from getting stuck between them. Debris may cause irritation, inflammation or infection if stuck between the pads.
Dog allergies, skin and hair
If your dog is constantly itching, it may be due to food allergies. Some dogs have allergic reactions to certain proteins. Their immune systems react by releasing histamines that can cause itching. A dog can eat the same food for years and suddenly become allergic to it.
If your dog has dry skin or dull hair, you can add one teaspoon of olive oil, sunflower or fish oil to your dog's daily food to add shine to their coat and reduce shedding.
Summer clipping is recommended for dogs with long hair for hygienic reasons, as well as for the dog's comfort. Shorter hair during the summer requires less combing, does not shed as much and stays cleaner. Clipping your dog's hair reduces the risk of fleas and skin diseases caused by parasites.
Dog nail trimming
Nail clipping is a regular necessity for many dogs. Be careful not to clip into the quick of the nail. The quick has a nerve that is similar to a vein. If you cut into the quick the nail will bleed and your dog will experience pain. Trimming the nails on a regular basis will shorten the quick and make the progress easier.
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