For competent prevention of diseases of the oral cavity in dogs, it is necessary to master a number of simple manipulations. The owner of the animal should keep in mind that the prevention of diseases should be comprehensive and include:
brushing your teeth;
treatment of the oral cavity with special solutions;
selection of the correct and systematic diet;
selection of special toys.
We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a week with special toothpastes for animals. All teeth should be cleaned, regardless of their position and the convenience or inconvenience of the procedure. Moreover, it is better to teach young animals to clean — this is the only way your Pets will get used to brushing their teeth and will not resist.
In recent years, a significant number of special veterinary toothpastes with meat, fish, and menthol flavors have been produced. However, the priority in choosing a paste is not the taste, but the absence of fluoride. Pastes without fluoride do not require flushing with water, which means they are safe for the mucous membrane and stomach.
Regardless of the breed and size of the dog, the pet needs proper care. In addition to a balanced diet, the dog requires regular hygiene. Simple hygiene procedures will prevent the spread of dirt around the house, but also protect the animal from various kinds of infections and parasites.
In this article, we will talk about the care of the dog’s paws. And how to make this care effective and create favorable conditions for a full life of the dog.
The washing of the feet
Every day the dog goes for a walk, so washing your paws after going outside is a mandatory event. To do this, you can use a soap solution, warm water and a towel.
If the paws are not too dirty, it will be enough to wash them with warm water. If the animal gets dirty in paint, resin or ash during a walk, you can use a shampoo solution with water. During washing, examine the wool in the area of the paws and if there are tangled tree buds, needles or plant seeds, remove them. Do not RUB your paws intensively, but simply blot them with a towel, and comb the hair with a special brush.
Splinters, wounds and cuts
Walking carries a certain danger to the health and life of the dog. At a time when Park areas are strewn with a large amount of garbage, there is a risk that the pet can damage the paw pads. A wound that is not detected and treated in time may become inflamed, so after walking, you should examine the paws. Wounds should be treated with an antibacterial solution.
If the cut is deep enough, you should first examine it for splinters and debris. Treat the wound daily with a solution of levomekol and make sure that the dog does not lick it.
And while walking, protect the damaged paw with a special soft Shoe or gauze bandage.