If you’re a dog owner, you surely want your pet to be healthy and live a long and happy life. But sometimes we may do things that can potentially harm our furry family members without even realizing it. Dogs are curious, adventurous and often behave like small children which can occasionally get them into trouble. In this article, we want to explore a few of these common mistakes so that you can avoid these incidents in the future.
We’re big dog lovers and we understand that dogs are a part of the family. Let’s go through the points we selected to be sure that we know what to avoid when it comes to keeping our pets safe and healthy.
Neglecting your dog’s teeth
We all know that dogs have teeth. Well, these teeth need to be brushed just like yours do. Seriously, we’re not joking. You should start doing it as soon as you get your pup so that they get used to it.
Some owners think that giving dogs chewing sticks can replace regular brushing, but that’s not true since those sticks don’t clean the back teeth as well as a brush can.
Don’t use a human’s toothpaste and toothbrush. The brush and paste for dogs are quite different and you can get them from your vet.
Letting your dog eat everything
Never feed human food to your dog, it’s way too salty, too spicy and too fatty for them. In fact, lots of our food is very dangerous and even toxic for dogs. Definitely never feed your pet any table scraps while you are having a meal, it teaches your dog very undesirable begging habits and dogs are incredibly good learners when it comes to things they’re not allowed to do.