An Introduction To Dog Health Care
Health is a matter of concern to everyone, and dogs are certainly not an exception. Their health is very important.
A comprehensive book on dog health is an investment you should not overlook. Knowing details about your dogs particular breed and general care would be helpful.
Dogs get sick from viruses, protozoa, bacteria, parasites, and fungus. These diseases and infections are sometimes fatal unless discovered and treated early.
Some diseases affecting dogs are rabies and hepatitis Para influenza. There are other viral diseases that may afflict dogs. To prevent dogs from getting sick, it is important that pet owners put a premium on their health by investing their money and time to go to the veterinarian for vaccinations of their dogs.
Do enquire about the vaccination programmes and feeding regimes suitable for the breed and age of dog you are intending to keep as a pet. The care of puppies can vary greatly with mature dogs; vaccination programmes could be vastly different as well. Vaccinations work by stimulating the dogs immune system to produce antibodies to fight against subsequent attack.
Your dog must have exercise. It will help prevent obesity and boredom that can lead to destructive behavior. It will also sharpen their minds. Your dog needs to run, chew and chase. Consult your veterinarian because different dogs have different exercise requirements based on age, breed, sex, and level of health.
It is important to note that human shampoos are not good for pets. Natural and non-toxic flea repellants are available for your four-legged friend. Note also that all dogs need fun grooming. So go ahead and make it fun for you and your dog.
Dry dog food can provide a well balanced diet for adult dogs and helps with tartar control on the teeth and healthy gums. It can be mixed with water or broth. Some human food is okay for dogs to eat and may be beneficial for your dog's health, as long as it doesn't take up more than 10 percent of your dogs diet.
Having a dog has truly become more complicated in the recent years. On the other hand, it may have actually been made easier because of so many options given to pet owners where nutrition, health, and safety are concerned. One thing is for sure, the stress on the importance of providing suitable health and living requirements for pets has increased and been made more profound.