How to keep your dog’s hygiene in check

While in the wild dogs having muddy feet or smelling bad isn’t a problem, in the home it is. Knowing how to keep your dog’s hygiene in check is important to know to keep your dog healthy and happy.

Here are some ways to keep your dog’s hygiene in check 

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Bathing your dog- Most dogs don’t need to be bathed every month, veterinarians recommend that dogs get bathed about every three months. While some dogs that have long hair or enjoy rolling around in the dirt and mud may need to be bathed more, it’s not always necessary for them to be bathed all the time. 

 

Brushing your dog’s teeth- Just like us, humans, dogs need to brush their teeth as well. While you can brush their teeth for them another great way is by buying dental sticks that your dog can eat and clean their teeth. They can come in a variety of flavors and sizes so make sure to talk to your veterinarian about which brand they recommend. 

 

Cleaning your dog’s bed- If your dog spends a lot of time in a specific bed area that place can be quite dirty. No matter how many baths you give your dog, if their bed isn’t clean then their hygiene will suffer. A good tip is to buy bedding for your dog that has removable fabric so you can clean it easily. 

 

Clean your dog’s paws- The first thing to come into contact with the ground is your dog’s paws. Keeping those clean is a great way to make sure your dog’s hygiene, as well as your house, stay in shape. Cleaning your dog’s paws can also help stop your dogs from chewing or licking their paws so much. 

 

If you have any other questions about how to keep your dog’s hygiene in check visit your veterinarian or give them a call.