you surely want your pooch to be healthy and to live a long and happy life, But you might sometimes do things that can potentially harm your canine companion without even realizing it.
So here are some common mistakes people unintentionally make when it comes to taking care of their dogs.
16 Harmful Things You Do To Your Dog Unintentionally :
#1 : Letting your Dog Eat Everything
You should never feed your dog with human food . It’s way too salty, too spicy, and too fatty for them. so keep the dog away from your table and encourage him to eat in his bowl.(comfortable and practical bowl).
While there are other foods harmful to your dog, the main ones are the following :
- coffee, tea, caffeinated drinks
- grapes and raisins
- milk and other dairy products
- fatty bones and trimmings
- peaches, persimmons
- salty and sugary foods
- table scraps
However, feed your dog with Healthy Food and don’t let him starve.
#2 : Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth
You may already know that not taking care of your dog’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately tooth loss.
Most dog owners neglect their dog’s dental health, but like humans, we need to keep them always clean . Start as soon as you take your dog home, to make it get used to it. Start with three times a week until you can do it every day.
It’s a necessity. That’s why you should start doing it, so that they get used to have their teeth brushed.
#3 : Leaving a Dog Alone in The Car
Never ever leave your dog alone in the car. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the temperature inside a car can increase by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes, even if the car is parked in the shade.
Since dogs don’t sweat like us, they have no ability to cool themselves off. If they are left inside a car, the consequences can be fatal. Signs of overheating are drooling, agitation and excessive panting.
If you see vomiting, lethargy, and diarrhea, these already act as warning signs for a life-threatening emergency. Take your dog to his vet ASAP.
#4 : Using Physical Punishment to Train Dogs
Never Use Pain.
Dogs, like humans, will make mistakes, and don’t deserve to suffer pain or experience physical corrections as a result.
Using a physical means to control/correct your dog may cause them to loose trust in hands and therefore become defensive. Remember that dogs are not born aggressive— it is a learned behavior that can result from improper socialization, poor training methods, environment and more.
Yes dogs do need training, their owners need it even more but physical punishment is never permitted , first of all It’s just outright animal abuse. Plus it doesn’t work and actually It makes your dog scared of you. ( Reward based training is much more effective than physical discipline.)
Stick to rewards training , It helps build trust, not fear. It also encourages your dog to learn and behave in a more desirable way. If you punish your dog by hurting them, they will start hiding from, urinate uncontrollably and even freeze because of its fear.
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