Congratulations! You’re bringing a pet into your house. This is an amazing experience that everybody should have at least once in their lifetime. One of the cornerstones of good health for your pet is regular veterinary care and also following a few advices from your vet. We have put together a list of the veterinary or health related concerns that will come up.
While spending more time outdoors can be a great source of exercise and amusement for all involved, it’s essential to remember that pets pick up bacteria and other germs as they do.
Brushing helps to remove everyday dirt, dander, and allergens from your dog’s coat. Regular brushing removes not only removes excess hair from your dog’s coat, and significantly reduces the amount of hair you have to deal inside the house but it greatly improves your dog’s physical health as well as his appearance. Regular grooming helps distribute the natural oils in your dog’s fur and skin, giving the coat a healthy sheen.
Prevent and Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs
Fleas are almost everywhere so trying to control them is an unattainable goal but you can take actions that diminish the likelihood of fleas meeting and feasting on your pet.
Not only are these blood-sucking parasites repulsive and scary but they can also cause some serious diseases. When your dog comes into your home, brush pet’s coat before going inside with a flea comb or brush, decreasing the number of fleas and ticks it transports.
You can use a flea collar that wards off fleas without being necessary to reapply something topically. There are some collars that use essential oils such as cedar oil or lavender oil that have been proven to either kill or deter the pests due to their various compounds.
Pets Need Dental Care!
Just like all of us, pets can also suffer from gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth pain. A regular brushing and oral cleanings help keep your pet’s teeth healthy. Did you know that the dental tartar that builds up on your pet’s teeth is about 80 percent bacteria and that it damages the gums, the bone beneath and the ligaments that hold teeth in place? The best thing for your dog’s dental health is a daily tooth brushing using a pet-safe enzymatic toothpaste.
Fortunately, with a little extra effort, it’s possible to keep your pet safe using natural alternatives instead of similar types of toxic chemicals in order to keep your pet clean and happy.
Help protect your family by following these tips and your family and your four legged friends can live safely and healthily together.