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Dog No No’s
Having a dog at home entails a lot of responsibilities from
the proper grooming, cleaning and health care. But believe it or not, dog
owners are healthier because of the joy and smile that a dog brings in addition
to teaching the importance of responsibility to your children. All your hard
work and efforts are seen by your dogs and is repaid by his loyalty, friendship
and protection. Now that is priceless!
Here are some dogs no no’s that you must know to better take
care of your pet friend
Chocolates – Chocolates are a big NO for your dog. It
contains a chemical (Theobromine, which is a family of caffeine) that harms
their nervous system when ingested even on ample amounts. But if accidentally
ingested by your dog, you need to induce vomiting like a “gastric lavage” and
or introduce activated charcoal. But if you are hesitant to do so, rush your
dog to the nearest vet for treatment.
MSG – MSG or monosodium glutamate is as bad as chocolate for
your dogs, never feed them table food with msg. The spice that we love is toxic
for your dogs, it contains a compound that harms them.
Raw food – Feeding your dog raw meat can be as harmful as
feeding it to a human. Though dogs are known to have better digesting prowess
than us, they are still vulnerable to bacterial and parasitic infection from
Too much Protein – Dogs needs protein. But like us it should
be on an acceptable levels only, otherwise your dog will have difficulty in
digesting it and excess amino acids can build up to his kidneys. Excessive
protein may also reflect on your dog’s skin and fur, the protein tends to shed
your dogs excessively and or cause skin problems.
Chicken bones – Chicken bones are small and sharp, feeding
it your dog can cause internal bleeding. Be sure to only give your dog bones
that aren’t sharp and is big enough so he couldn’t swallow it whole.
Never let drink stagnant water – always provide fresh and
clean water to your dog and train him where to take a sip. Dirty water can
cause stomach problems and even poisoning.
Your Dog’s Health
Like us, Dogs our prone to various illnesses and infection
as well. Large breeds are common to hip dysplasia and joint diseases while
infections and autoimmune diseases are common to small breeds. Some congenital
anomalies also threaten dogs. Some maybe of physical projection while others on
Most Dog diseases can be prevented by commercially available
vaccines but it all comes down on how you take care of them.
Taking care of a dog should be holistically and is a
lifelong commitment. And the commitment starts even before you got them.
Conducting a research on how that specific dog breed that you’ll be getting
ensures a well rounded preparation for your new family member.
Like us, dogs must have regular exercise especially the
working lines. They need to have some open space to run and jump all they want.
If do not have a backyard big enough, then dog parks will be your best friend.
Area sanitation often times in an issue to dog owners, you
dogs place or cage must e cleaned regularly and sanitized to prevent various
types of bacterial and fungal infections. Viral infections commonly are picked
up by licking. Be sure to train your dog not to lick the ground during a walk.
Choosing the right food will also play a vital role to your
pet. There are many dog food available in the market but it must have the right
amount of protein and other essential nutrients to keep your dog healthy,
anything in excess can be of harm to them.
Providing clean water every day is a must as they are prone
to heat strokes during really hot days and dehydration from all the running and
If you think that you can commit to all of the above
mentioned then you are ready and will be a terrific dog owner, otherwise you
might want to consider a stuffed toy for now.