Your furry friend is your best friend, and you do everything you can to keep him/her healthy and happy. You spend a lot of time ensuring he/she is taken care of and has everything he/she could want or need, between trips to the dog park, the pet store, and the occasional trip to the veterinarian. However, regardless of how well you care for your pet, you could unintentionally overlook one crucial part of his health—cleanliness.
Here are 4 crucial suggestions to help your friend become more hygienic:
- Dental Care
Dogs need regular dental care as they are prone to gum disease. This can be done using raw bones (not cooked as they can split), or a more direct method is to buy dog toothpaste. Avoid using human toothpaste for your pet! By frequently brushing their teeth, you can prevent diseases like gingivitis, which can lead to tooth gaps and promote infection in your dog. Now get veterinary services from the comfort of your home. Opt vets for pets book an appointment by visiting the DCC Animal Hospital’s website.
- Clean your Dog’s Paws
Paw-parenting is not an easy task. Taking good care of your pet’s paws is crucial because they may quickly accumulate dirt, ticks, fleas, and bacteria and quickly become sick. Keeping things clean is a great way to ensure your furry friend’s hygiene. Visit or call your veterinarian if you have any additional inquiries about how to maintain the hygiene of your dog.
- Check for Eye Infections
Like humans, canines are vulnerable to eye infections, too, especially if they are adventurous on walks and don’t mind rushing through shrubs and underwater. Even if you clean your furry friend’s eyes regularly, you should take them to the veterinarian if any redness appears.
- Take Your Furry Friend to the Vet
Your veterinarian can provide details on vaccination schedules, deworming procedures, and how to treat external parasites. When you go on a vacation, keep a backup of your pet’s immunization records at home and carry a copy of it with you. Call your veterinarian or schedule a veterinary online booking immediately if something doesn’t look right or if you suspect your pet may be wounded or ill. To keep your pooch healthy, consult your veterinarian.
Insufficient hygiene can lead your pooch to discomfort, severe illness, and not to mention high vet bills. Every pet needs general hygiene to maintain good health and well-being. If you’re planning to go out of town, consult with vets, digitize your pet’s medical records, and book a verified boarding home for your pet via the DCC PetConnect app. To schedule vets for pets online booking, visit DCC Animal Hospital!