Your Dog's Health -- Some Simple Ways
to Care for Man's Best Friend
If you are
a dog owner, no doubt you are also a dog lover because
after all, "dogs are man's best
Your dog will give you unconditional
love even if you're not that great of a dog owner, but wouldn't
you feel a whole lot better knowing you were doing
everything possible to make your dog as
comfortable, healthy and happy as
With that in mind, be sure to take your dog for an annual
checkup with your vet to keep up with his innoculations and be
checked out for any health problems -- such as common dog
Each stage of life for your dog has different problems to
watch out for -- from his puppy days to old age.
You want to make sure that any infestations of fleas or
worms are taken care of as soon as possible before these pests
cause serious health problems. If your dog has fleas, he can
carry diseases. He can also be a parasite carrier if he is
infested with worms. Think about the wellbeing of your special
friend! Imagine how uncomfortable your dog must be being bit by
fleas over and over again! So be sure that you've done your
part in helping him to get rid of them.
There are special flea combs that you can use to check for
fleas and there are a number of different remedies available at
pet stores to get rid of fleas. Your vetinarian can suggest
remedies to help your dog from being overrun with fleas. And
you certainly don't want your home to be hopping with those
pesky black critters that love to ride around on your dog. A
small amount of garlic added to your dog's food can help ward
off flea infestations. Just don't give him too much or it could
be harmful to him.
Be sure your dog enjoys a healthy diet by buying
good-quality dog food instead of the cheap stuff.
Buy a dog toothbrush for your dog and regularly brush his
teeth so that he doesn't develop dangerous diseased gums. It
will take a while for him to learn to accept having his teeth
brushed. Gradually let him get used to the idea of having his
Be aware of the fact that older dogs can develop arthritis
which is probably as painful for them as it is for humans. Help
him to feel better by providing supplements that can help your
dog to feel better even though he does have arthritis.
These are just a few suggestions to help you keep up with
some of your dog's health needs, but there are many more topics
under caring for your dog's health. Do your research so you can
be the best friend possible for one of your best friends.