A dirty dog can lead to issues like flees, ticks, disease and overall bad health. Here are some tips to help you keep your dog clean, healthy and happy.
Keep your dog flee free. Dogs are furry animals and flees love nothing more than to make your dog their home. Regular baths as well as flee prevention methods will help your dog avoid ever getting the flees. Also if a neighborhood dog has flees it is important that you make sure your dog does not come in contact with that dog otherwise it is almost a guarantee that your dog will get flees.
Prevention is the best way to stop flees but if your dog gets flees you can give them a flee bath with special shampoo to help get rid of the problem, or try collars that help eliminate flees.
If you live in an area that has ticks then this can also be a big problem. Dogs like to run around and get dirty and play in the grass. This is also where ticks live. Ticks can carry diseases that can harm your dog so be sure to check for ticks regularly. Sometimes ticks can just be removed with your hands, but some types of ticks need to be removed a special way. You can educate yourself with what types of ticks live in your area and know how to remove them.
There are also special sprays and shampoos that can help with get ridding of ticks.
Dog diseases can come from a wide variety of places. One of the most common is when your dog is not cleaned or when your dog is allowed to rummage in dirty areas. If you do not regularly clean your dog he will be more susceptible to getting a disease. Especially if he likes to rummage through garage and other dirty places.
This type of activity from a dog should be stopped, but if you cannot stop your dog from going through the trash then be sure to clean him soon after.
Cleaning your dog can be a tricky task. Many dogs hate getting baths or showers. If you are one of the lucky people that have a dog that enjoys this activity then you are lucky. Some good tips when cleaning a dog that does not like it is to hold the dog between your legs and wash them that way. Yes this means that you will also get wet but it will get the job done. You can also have a friend help hold the dog down so you can get him nice and clean.
A clean dog is a healthy dog. Be sure to follow these tips so that your dog stays clean and healthy. Again the best way to have a healthy dog is prevention from bad things.