Land mines and strychnine are two main dangers your dog may face – just kidding. Your dog should be provided with a collar and identification tags to make sure that both you and your dog will be returned safely. This is the only way that your dog may be returned to you if he becomes lost.
Your dog may be exposed to these dangers if he runs freely without a leash. Even dogs that appear well-trained can succumb to perils they perhaps don’t know they have. Make sure you keep your dog on a leash whenever he is outside and make sure you carry a practical antibacterial wipes whenever you are going for a walk or a ride in your vehicle. Walking barefoot on a hot sidewalk can also expose your dog to dangers of infection. Your dog can effortlessly swallow glass splinters, glass batons, or other sharp objects if he decides to try to chase a small bird and in the process, severely injure his paws. A tear in the skin that becomes infected can cause bacterial infection or other problems.
As you know, in general, dogs tend to live less than humans. This means that your dog will be at risk for many more illnesses and health problems. Two of the most common and potentially fatal dog illnesses are bloat and auto-immune myelopathy (wormable disease). If your dog bloat, seek veterinarian assistance immediately. You can restrain your dog with a muzzle, but do not cut off his air supply. Your dog may vomit repeatedly, result in extreme fluid loss, and will require fluids replaced. Your veterinarian should be aware of the dangers associated with bloat and tell you how to prevent it.
Stray dogs can become a nuisance and if you don’t belong to a dog association or leash law that rules the town, you may find yourself with an “out of control” dog. Any dog that barks without a reason may require the attention of animal control. If you cannot control your dog by yourself, you may need to get assistance from someone with dog training.
A potentially negative situation arises if you adopt a dog that has a tendency to bite. If you have children, you may find that the dog’s quick biting growls are interpreted as playful arms wrapping around the head of a child. To protect your children from becoming bitten, and so you you don’t have to ask an OSHA consulting company for help, you should teach the dog that the hugs and petting of the child are akin to him wrapping his jaws around a toy. If you have other dogs, the dog who they grow close to should always be avoided.
If you take your dog to a trainer, the probable result is that the trainer will recommend that your dog receive a checkup at the veterinarian. It is important to note that your veterinarian may identify an underlying problem that was not handled by the checkup and this could lead to other problems. It is far better and easier to handle these problems in the early stages of the growth of the problem than to have to treat them later on.
The ideal situation is to be able to handle any health problems by yourself and have the ability to treat them promptly and appropriately by a professional, skilled in dog health care. It would be nice to find someone with experience in dealing with your particular breed.
Protecting Your Dog
Applying common sense in the care of your dog is really the best way to ensure that he lives a long, happy life.brainer, I hear you say. Of course a dog is far more susceptible to dangers than we are, so keeping these hazards at arms length is a smart move.
Pets are curious by nature, and your pooch will always be looking for new places to explore and have fun. But, because domesticated dogs have been bred to have certain traits that serve their specific surroundings, they often become dangerous because they are not fully aware of their surroundings. Learning about how to prevent accidents and hazards along your path is beneficial to your dog’s health and safety.
Here are some common hazards and what you can do to prevent them.
Approaching a Poisonous Plant
If you have been out in your yard or been otherwise around poisonous plants, you may have seen a tick walking across a cut-off twig. This tick, or Rocky Mountain spotted fever tick, is infected with a GardensEast® infection that can cause Lyme Disease. This tick can also carry West Nile virus, but once you get bit by the tick, you should seek medical help for yourself, even if you don’t think you have contracted Lyme Disease.
If you find a tick that has been infected with a DS virus or Lyme Disease in your yard, it should be removed immediately. You can use a fine-tooth comb to remove the tick, or if it is relatively clean, use a tweezer to withdraw the head from the skin. From the head, use a pair of round-tipped tweezers and slowly pull the tick out of the skin. In the case of a curled-up tick, try to get it out with tweezers by pulling it out from the skin. In the worst cases, you may not be able to get the entire tick out of the skin or the body. If this happens, you will need to take your dog to a veterinarian.
Protecting Your Dog from Disease
In order to protect your dog from infection with deadly diseases such as leptospirosis and parainfluenza, the best thing you can do is to keep your dog safe. Using tick and flea preventatives on a regular basis is the best way to keep parasites off your dog. Also, always inspect and clean your dog’s ears on a regular basis and be sure to do so regularly to avoid any potential infections.
Keeping Your Dog Safe
Although all of the diseases discussed above are preventable and can be prevented easily, the best thing you can do is to keep your dog safe. Do not let your dog have contact with areas where he could come into contact with any sick animals or insects. Do be especially careful in the hot summer months, when ticks are out in full force. Also, bushes and other places where wildlife may have nestled may contain ticks or dog lice so keep your dog away from these areas.
Although any area may bear a tick or dog lice, rugs or other fabrics directly from a pet (or a created area) are the most common transmission sources. Pet owners who walk their dogs in wooded areas (especially wood piles or dense brush) are most likely to come into contact with dog lice. Keep your rugs and fabrics out of dog’s paws and keep your dog out of brushy areas by ensuring that mow is disposed of appropriately.
How to Take Care of Your Dog
All dogs need to be taught how to take care of themselves. They need to learn and understand that their responsibility is to take care of themselves, not solely to worry about what it is that might eat them. Many people share their homes with a dog that is by nature carefree, always wanting to have fun and play. These people become owners of “free-range” dogs, dogs that roam around and play without restraint. Unfortunately, there are dangers that lurk in wait for such dogs. Dog owners should be aware of the potential dangers and other matters that can be harmful to a dog.
One of the most common poisonous items found in nature is a mushroom. They are good to look at and they offer a rewarding experience when eaten. There are, however, tens of thousands of different species of mushrooms that are available in the world today, each potentially having a toxic effect. Your dog may take a bite or a break of the skin, and in a matter of days this can lead to illness.
There are a number of other items around your home that can be poisonous to your dog. Make sure to keep an eye on them. Make sure they are out of a dog’s reach. especially if you have other items in your home that can also be potentially harmful to your dog. A good rule of thumb is this: If you wouldn’t allow a child to eat it, don’t let your dog.
The Internet is a particularly concentrated source of information about various substances. However, if you come across information on the Internet about poisons that are potentially lethal to dogs, you should exercise caution and read the information carefully before you share it with your pet. The same goes for information on products that are potentially harmful to your dog. However, you should not judge the quality of information on the Internet as reliable. Remember: If you come across information on the Internet that seems trustworthy, you should exercise caution and not share it with your pet.
In some cases, people can develop allergies to chemicals and these can be harmful to their dogs. If you refrain from giving your dog a bath or a haircut, and you are worried about the effects of chemicals on your dog’s hair,chocolate could be the culprit.Caffeine can also cause problems for your dog.Finally, everyday products such as flea powder, doggie repellent and fragrance can be problematic. Exercise caution in these cases.
Dogs have a touch of innate intelligence that is available for any owner to tap into to help them take care of their dog. There are many things that you can do to help your dog enjoy his or her life. You are your dog’s guide and your dog will be happy and well-adjusted if you take the time to love him or her. Also, remember that a content and well-adjusted dog is much easier to control than a spoiled and confused dog.