Does your dog often have bad breath? Are his claws too long and do they seem to bother him? Dog Chef gives you a nudge of a paw to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Maintaining a dog’s claws and his oral hygiene requires special attention from an early age. That’s why they should be checked regularly in order to get your pooch used to being handled and to avoid any inconvenience that can have an impact on his health and well-being.
As soon as it is adopted, it is important to get your pet used to brushing its teeth by instituting it as a ritual. The first few times, just use your finger without toothpaste, just to get it used to the handling. Then use a special dog toothbrush, or a microfibre finger on which you place toothpaste specially designed for your pet.
Ideally, teeth brushing should be done after each meal. We can well imagine that with the best will in the world, this is not always possible. Weekly brushing will be entirely sufficient and will limit the harmful effects of dental plaque and help prevent gingivitis, cavities and abscesses.
As for the claws, in principle, they wear out naturally on contact with hard surfaces such as concrete, paving stones or asphalt. However, for some dogs, it will be necessary to cut their claws in order to avoid ingrown toenails which are intensely painful.
Claws should be cut approximately:
Brushing your pooch's teeth has never been easier! However, he still has to let you do it... Here are the different steps:
Now let's tackle the claws! To do this, make sure you have the right tool. No question of using the bathroom nail clipper, nor a pair of cutting pliers from your toolbox. Use a claw cutter suitable for dogs, available in pet stores. Then check that its paws are clean and clean them if necessary.
Serious things can finally begin, here are our tips:
Although sometimes forgotten, chewing has many benefits. It allows them to naturally clean their teeth thanks to the salivary secretion that will take place. Favour durable and natural bones such as deer antlers or olive tree wood which will give your dog real chewing pleasure. Free from preservatives and other additives, they help maintain your pet's oral health while having fun.
Is your scoundrel already getting impatient? Discover our different types of chewing bones.
As said above, the dog's claws naturally wear out by rubbing on the ground. So favour long walks outdoors with your doggie. This will give him a lot of exercise while getting a nice manicure!
We can never tell you enough, at the slightest doubt, to prevent any aggravating circumstances, consult a professional.
If there is too much tartar, only scaling and polishing the teeth by the veterinarian will take care of your animal and prevent possible future complications.
Are you uncomfortable cutting your dog's claws? Don't panic, you can delegate this job to a veterinarian or a dog groomer.
You now have all the cards in hand to make your scoundrel the star of the evening!
STAY TUNED - Other tips for dressing up your dog will follow very soon...
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