When it comes to your dog's health, one of the easiest ways to take care of your pooch is to make sure that they are properly groomed. There are many ways in which you can sufficiently and properly take care of your dog. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of just a few ways in which you should groom your pet.
Just as your teeth can suffer from a lack of care, so can your dog's. In fact, many of the problems that your teeth can suffer from are also problems that can befall your dog. Gum disease, cavities, and tartar buildup are all issues that can occur to your dog. If you allow bacteria to enter your dog's bloodstream through their gums, then this can also serve to denigrate your dog's overall health. You should regularly clean your pup's teeth anywhere from two to three times a week by scrubbing your dog's teeth with gauze wrapped around your theater and soaked in baking soda.
It's imperative that you don't bathe your dog too terribly frequently unless he or she has gotten into a bit of garbage or is excessively dirty or smelly. Bathing your dog frequently will cause their skin to dry out and will cause them lose to the natural oils from their coat. It is recommended that you bathe your dog once every two to four months. You should use a shampoo that is specifically tailored for a dog's coat and skin. Lather the coat of your pooch and make sure that you rinse it thoroughly. Just as you would for yourself, avoid getting shampoo and water directly into your pet's eyes.
You should examine and clean out your dog's ears once every week or so. An examination should not take long. Simply check both the outside and inside of your dog's ears for any pests, such as ticks or flea, inflammation, and any swelling or any other abnormalities. As far as cleaning your dog's ears go, simply use a small piece of gauze with a specifically tailored cleaning solution. Don't use water in conjunction with the solution, as it can evaporate. Do not use a Q-tip, either, as improper usage can damage your dog's ears.
Cleaning and grooming your dog need not be a terribly difficult process. Hopefully, this brief article has given you some idea of a few things you can do to properly groom your pooch. Contact local professionals, such as those from Columbine Animal Hospital & Emergency Clinic, for further assistance.