7 Everyday Habits That Put Your Dog In Danger - Martin Baker Orthodontist

7 everyday habits that put your dog in danger

Trimming your pet s nails the wrong way its possible to unintentionally inflict discomfort or injury to your dog if you clip their nails too short advises julie cappel dvm practice owner of warren woods veterinary hospital in warren michigan

You re bathing them all wrong while its ideal for your dog to smell as sweet and fragrant as a daisy utilizing people shampoos that are excessively strong or strongly perfumed will aggravate your dogs delicate skin

You re neglecting their teeth dr cappel remarks i believe the majority of people dont even look in their dogs mouths much less brush their teeth that is a grave error she explains since if kids have periodontal disease and bacteria accumulate in their mouths

You re using the wrong brush these brushes make microabrasions in their skin making them more susceptible to bacterial infections added pace shorthaired dogs need gentler metal brushes not sharp ones

You ve taken their hairstyle into your own hands if you clip your own bangs or a family members hair sparky may benefit from a bespoke trim but how mildmannered your dog is matters more than your styling skills when deciding whether to clip his fur

You re not practicing portion control the majority of overweight and obese pets are due to overfeeding according to dr cappel overweight dogs can develop pancreatitis diabetes and back and joint problems including arthritis

You re feeding them too much people food dogs shouldnt eat table scraps but wide eyes and wet noses make it hard people food can make pets fat and spicy or rich food can create stomach troubles