Are you at a loss for competent, responsible information on caring for your dog and what type of food to buy him? A lot of people agree with you. A lot of dog owners wind up handling things on their own. The following article will give you some great tips to help you better understand your dog’s needs.
Hugging is okay but kissing should be avoided. In theory, giving a dog a kiss is cute, but realize that the mouth of a dog is generally very dirty. Remember that dogs use their tongues to clean themselves, and they like to eat garbage and drink out of the toilet. There is an old wives’ tale that says that the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of a human. This statement is most definitely not true.
Be sure to keep all medications out of the reach of children and pets. Just a few of your pills could literally kill your dog. If the dog does consume some medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Make sure you are informed of what flea treatments you are using for your dog. A lot of the ones on the market have ingredients that are 1000 times more potent than what is considered safe by the EPA and it may be a cancer risk for children. Speak with your vet to see if there are any alternatives that are healthier choices for your pet and your family.
Practice training your dog around your home, where you and your pup can be alone. It’s a bad idea to train a dog in a busy place. Distraction ensues, and it is harder to get your dog to focus on basic commands.
Rawhide bones are the best options for your dog. Bones can chip and hurt your dog if sharp fragments are ingested. Rawhide is great for oral health, so don’t give Rover any of your T-bone, regardless of how much you know he wants it.
You and your dog don’t have to settle for simple bags of dog food at the store. Treating your dog right is not just a matter of feeding it and petting it; you have plenty to do and plenty to learn. Keep this in mind as you set out to meet your pooch’s needs.