5 Practical Tips for Dog Owners

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Fight the urge to feed table scraps to your dog. Table scraps can adversely affect your dog’s health and cause digestive issues or obesity. Train your dog to sit far away from your dining room so that you and your family won’t be tempted to feed it table scraps.

Brushing your dog on a daily basis has other benefits aside from the fact that he will shed less fur on your furniture and clothing. Brushing every day can also give your dog a shiny and beautiful coat. When you brush the coat, oils from the skin are distributed throughout which can make the coat soft and silky.

If you have a dog that can’t function properly when they aren’t around you and develops separation anxiety, try putting on some soft music when you go out. The sound of music could help him feel more secure and keep him company. It could be just what he needs to get over his anxiety while he waits for you to come home. Another option is to purchase a thundershirt for your dog which can help reduce anxiety.

Make sure to let your dog know you love him. In life, it is far too common to give bad behavior more attention than good. Praise your dog much more than you discipline him. Your dog will behave better more often if you do.

If your dog should step on a sharp object which results in a cut, wash the paw thoroughly and put a bandage on it. If the cut seems unusually deep, take your dog to a veterinarian.

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