Pug-Opoly is a game of tail-wagging fun! Collect your favorite Pugs and Play Hard! Increase your rent by buying Toys for your dogs and upgrading them to Big Bones. Sounds easy enough until you get fleas, have an accident on the carpet, or worse yet, get sent to the kennel!
A natural flea treatment for puppies involves the use of a natural shampoo containing Neem oil, which should be applied above the spine. Find out how to use Neem dip to treat a puppy withhelp from a professional dog groomer in this free video on flea treatments for puppies. Expert: Victoria Calvin Contact: www.splish-n-splashmobile.com Bio: Victoria Calvin is a professional dog groomer in Miami, and the owner of Splish-n-Splash Mobile Pet Grooming. She is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association. Filmmaker: Paul Muller
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In order to naturally control fleas and ticks on dogs, use a hot oil treatment after a dog’s bath and try flea dips as well. Avoid drying out a dog’s skin when treating them for fleas withhelp from a professional dog groomer in this free video on controlling fleas and ticks on dogs. Expert: Victoria Calvin Contact: www.splish-n-splashmobile.com Bio: Victoria Calvin is a professional dog groomer in Miami, and the owner of Splish-n-Splash Mobile Pet Grooming. She is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association. Filmmaker: Paul Muller
Get rid of dog fleas by vacuuming regularly, treating the outside environment and treating the dog with topical and oral medications. Consult a veterinarian about how to use dog flea treatments and to see if there are underlying skin conditions with advice from a veterinarian in this free video on dog care. Expert: Dr. James Talbott Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
Some dogs never get them, but others suffer from chronic ear infections. A major cause may actually be allergies. Anything that causes inflammation of the skin can cause inflammation or infection in the ear as well. The key is to properly diagnose the cause of the allergy; whether it be certain foods, fleas, environmental factors, or products. Once the cause is determined, There are medications that can help reduce the allergic reactions and in doing so will control the ear infections as well.
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If a dog gets fleas, first check with a veterinary office for tips on what products to use to get rid of the fleas. Get fleas off of a dog with tips from a veterinarian in this free video on dog care. Expert: Dr. James Talbott Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
A common flea treatment for a dog is to use flea shampoo while bathing a dog, after which a flea dip should be used. Learn about using Frontline Plus to treat dogs that have fleas withhelp from a professional dog groomer in this free video on flea treatments for dogs. Expert: Victoria Calvin Contact: www.splish-n-splashmobile.com Bio: Victoria Calvin is a professional dog groomer in Miami, and the owner of Splish-n-Splash Mobile Pet Grooming. She is a member of the National Dog Groomers Association. Filmmaker: Paul Muller
It’s true: washing your dog can make a big mess. They are squirmy and water inevitably will be sprayed everywhere. But in the long term, regular cleaning habits for you and your pet will ensure that your dog stays healthy and your home stays clean. Include these five tasks in your regular dog care and you will make your home a much better place for both you and your pet.
* Regularly groom your dog. Keep your dog’s hair trimmed and neat to limit shedding. Dogs with longer, straight hair only shed completely twice a year, but that still translates into a steady layer of fur on your furniture. Short-haired dogs shed much more frequently. Both need regular brushing (outside!) to keep the shedding under control when the dogs are in the home. It will help remove dirt as well as loose fur, and better distribute the dog’s natural oils around their fur.
* Get your dog accustomed to regular bathing. This will also help remove fur and limit odors on your dog, who may have a penchant for lying on your couch. Under ordinary circumstances, a monthly bath should be sufficient. Only use soaps and shampoos that are formulated for veterinary use, so the natural oils in your pet’s fur remain and their skin isn’t irritated. Clean the dog’s ears to catch any hiding insects, check for fleas, and trim their nails to keep the floor free of scratches. Be sure to start this routine when the dog is a puppy, as old dogs have a more difficult time adjusting.
* Brush your dog’s teeth. Most vets recommend two times a week for healthy teeth and gums. Purchase toothpaste and a toothbrush for dogs, available at most pet stores. Brush the front teeth up-and-down and the back in a circular motion.
* Only use ceramic or stainless steel bowls for your dog’s food and water. Both materials are dishwasher safe and somewhat resistant to bacteria, keeping your kitchen clean and your dog healthy. Wash them on a daily basis—it might be helpful to do this just before you feed your dog each day, to ensure that his food isn’t contaminated and the bowls get washed regularly.
* Only purchase toys for your dog that are easy to wash and dry, and clean them regularly. Dirty toys will smell and promote bacterial growth wherever your dog leaves them, and they can pose a risk to his health. Hard plastic and rubber are good options, as long as they are made of materials that aren’t dangerous for your dog in case he accidentally eats parts of them.
In addition to caring for his hygiene and health, be sure that your dog gets as much attention and affection as you can give him. If you and your dog truly enjoy one another, these cleaning routines won’t seem like chores at all—rather, they will be nice things you do for someone you love.
Dog health care is such a vast domain that you would need really specific problems to focus on in order to cover the issues you’re interested in. Among the main dog health care problems we may say that the most frequent ones are fleas, worms and poisons. If these are not professionally taken care of, other very serious troubles may be expected. Worms and external parasites waste the dog’s body of nutrients and energy; plus dog health care providers insist that neglected dogs are full of toxins because of the parasite overgrowth.
Here are some dog health care tips to be used when dealing with worms, fleas or various poisons the dog comes into contact. Puppies need de-worming as early as two or three weeks with the procedure repeated at four or six weeks of age. Dog health care specialists claim that worm immunity in puppies doesn’t appear sooner than six months of age, and the worm larvae pass from mother to puppies. In order to meet the dog health care requirements you need to remove all stools from your garden, keep the lawn cut short and make sure you feed your dog on thoroughly cooked meat.
Fleas are the next dog health care problem under discussion here, and to a certain extent they are responsible for the possible tapeworms they may carry. Fleas and lice are easy to deal with; thanks to the many shampoos, collars or special drops, this dog health care issue has become piece of cake. Do not use human shampoo to wash your dog as it will completely degrease the fur and afterwards the dog’s skin would have to secret even more oil to compensate for the deficit. Anti-flea sprays, powders, collars or any other products can be purchased from any dog health care store. However, it’s good to ask the vet in the first place too.
Make sure that you keep your dog away from any potentially harmful substances that may lead to poisoning. Dog health care specialists point out that rapid intervention in the poisoning cases is crucial for saving the animal’s life. If you think your dog may have ingested some toxic chemical, try to give it some fresh milk as a first aid measure and call your vet immediately. For more dog health care tips you can visit dog-training-expert, a professional and resourceful site for dog owners and breeders.
Joe Inglis, MORETHAN vet, gives advice about dog health and the causes of scratching in dogs. Advice and opinions are Joe Inglis’ own. Always read the label on any medicine before use and if in any doubt contact your vet
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