As hosts can harm your pets
Most owners consider their pets members of the family and the dream that "child" was a healthy, beautiful and active. It would seem that what could be simpler: feed, walk, love. But there are common mistakes that are making the owners unintentionally harm their pets.
Embrace cause stress
They say a man to be happy you need eight kisses and hugs seven minutes daily, with animals is a little different. Many veterinarians do not consider obnimashki anything useful, and if you pay attention, it looks like a dog that strangled in his arms, you'll notice that your dog presses the ears, licks his lips, yawns, rounds up his eyes, backs or trying to escape - all this in the animal world is a sign of stress, and in terms of human means, "I hate!". Yes, and you do not allow yourself to every friend to grab and start to squeeze, so in any case, do not hug or kiss unfamiliar dog, it is certainly unlikely to tolerate such abuse.
Do not allow yourself to lick
There is no doubt, dogs and children charming little creatures on the planet, but the love of it should not overshadow a healthy mind. Forget for a moment that the dog - still an animal and its behavior can be unpredictable. We are talking about that in the mouth of live and breed many bacteria and germs that can cause dangerous diseases in humans, much less a child with weakened immune systems. Even if your dog eats only in the restaurant, then the habit of sniffing everything, including garbage cans and the anus of your friends, you are unlikely to wean him. In addition, if you pamper your pet raw meat, after oral salmonella contact you provided. Maybe a lick of the face and is a sign of trust and sympathy of the dog, but you're not going to wipe the face of the used toilet paper, and it is precisely the language of animals used for scrubbing their causal places.
Feeding human food
All veterinarians in one voice told that you can not feed a dog with a table. It should be understood that the stomach and intestines of dogs and people are arranged in different ways, the composition of gastric juice - too different, so the digestive system of dogs is not suited for complete digestion of most foods consumed by man. And people do not always eat absolutely healthy food, but that person can go to the dogs - poison (just a bar of chocolate to kill a medium-sized dog). So it is better to express your love is not tasty handouts, and carefully selected diet.
The cigarette kills
About the effects of smoking even manufacturers write in large letters on their products, and if you understand and aware of all the consequences, can not give up the stinking nipples, then at least save you from your destructive addiction relatives living creatures you probably powerless. Since smoking is bad for you, it is as much capable to hurt the dog, but even faster due to the size differences and characteristics of the organism. Mortality and cancer animals, caused by passive smoking, not lower mortality in people.
Too tight or loose collar
The main rule is: the dog should be comfortable. Between the neck of the animal, and a collar with two fingers should be placed freely (for small little dogs - one finger). This is very important, because a tight collar can bring discomfort of the dog, and a dog collar too loose simply pull off the paws over his head. It should follow the changes in weight and correspondingly reduce or increase the size of the collar, the same is done after shearing.
Brushing your teeth is necessary to
Caries, tartar and a broken tooth - problem is not only for humans, but for dogs, so care of your teeth - a mandatory hygienic procedure for both. However, in no case do not clean your pet's teeth toothpaste and toothbrush and buy a special brush with toothpaste to a pet store, and when you visit the vet, make sure that the doctor has paid attention to the space of your dog's mouth.
Physical activity mandatory
For dogs of any age, any breed you need to move in the open air for health, it is necessary to pass kilometers, to explore new routes and to mark the perimeter of the territory it is committed. Otherwise, the natural needs find expression in inappropriate behavior. Dogs are prone to obesity to a greater extent than men, so long walks are welcome step, running, jumping, swimming. The main thing is to walk the dog must come tired.
Communication - an important part of the life of
The dogs - a social being, communicating with other dogs they need, as well as communicating with the person. Raised in isolation dog may be too excitable, nervous, sensitive to the standard situation, so the paddock - it's not just a hygienic necessity, but also a time for learning, development and communication with neighbors.
Maybe your Chihuahua looks very cute in a pink dress and the shoes, but most likely he feels discomfort, and not just because he was very ashamed in front of other dogs. Recall that the closest relative of the dog - the wolf, but that you had not come to get into a wolf hat with earflaps and a sweater. Even if the theme costume parties - your passion, then the dog should be wearing a coat. His own. If the dog freezes in his hair, it is not a dog. Do not confuse the animal with a doll, and if so you just have to insulate the dog, he should be easy, and the movement should not be shackled, otherwise it will freeze on the walk just from the fact that he could not move.
Clean - the guarantee of health, and the pool is included in the basic care of the dog. Legs ... that is, the clutches must be washed or at least cleaned with a damp cloth after each walk (especially if you know that the dog will sleep at night in your bed). Completely the same need to bathe your dog is not on a schedule, such as every second Tuesday, and as the degree of contamination and, in particular, if it found something fragrant and get covered in it. In this case, you need to wash your hair in the last turn, because at this stage the dog wash begin to tremble.