Dog Clothes – Stylize You Dog

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Dog Clothes – Stylize You Dog

When you enter the pet care stores you can find that these dog clothes are widely available in a number of varieties, designs and lot many pretty colors. There are a number of accessories too, available at the pet care stores, which can add up as add-ons to your dog’s clothes. As you explore the shop you can find many kinds of dog clothes. From a single piece of dog cloth to double pieces, from laced ones to the ones having buttons, from dog pants to dog tops from dog caps to dog belts every thing can be found in such stores.

When you are into one such dog care store and you are looking for some clothes and accessories for your pet dog then there are some things you need to keep in your mind. And they are- pay heed to size of the dog clothes you choose. They must be of your dog’s size and fit comfortably on your dog’s torso. Just keep in mind whether your dog is
healthy or is a little lean and then remember the length of your dog and then according to all that you need to make your selection. Get a color that suits your dog and groom it well with the dog clothes.
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Grooming your Dog

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You take your own personal hygiene very serious, isn’t that it ?  The same should apply to your dog, he also needs to be attended to.

Grooming your dog does two things:

a)            It keeps your dog looking trim and cute

b)            It solidifies the bond between you and your dog.

Equipment necessary for grooming your dogs

They include:- hair clippers, brushes (different types of brushes may be required for different purposes), and combs. Some breeds of dog such as long-coated ones demand a lot of time and patience and the owner has to be prepared to go through  with this to get the dog in a dandy shape.

Suitable methods of grooming for different coats

a)            Rough coated Dogs- these usually require more time and effort for grooming. Usually the rough coats cast about every six months and a lot of hair is lost. It is important that you brush and comb the hair daily to prevent it from getting matted. A stiff brush in combination with a comb will do this job well and you should make sure you get to the root of the hair when doing this. If you feel all this is too much of stress, you just want to take your dog to the vet.

b)            Short-coated dogs – these ones usually take less time and effort to groom. They should be groomed daily using a slightly stiff brush. Example of a short -coated dog is the Bull Terrier.

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Dog Feeding and Nutrition

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When it comes to pet keeping, nutrition is a very important subject the health (or life) of your dog depend on the quality and acceptability whatever it is your feed to him. It is used to be claimed that dogs were strictly carnivores and all they needed was meat and bones in their diet. This is false!
Recent findings have it that the dog is better termed an omnivore, because he his able to survive on a diet that is mostly vegetable with some meat. However, a complete lack of meat in his diet will probably lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Dog food should contain a balanced mixture of the major nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. They should also have adequate quantity of minerals and vitamins.
Carbohydrates supply the body with energy and excess amounts are stored as fat. Fats also supply the body with energy (though about twice that of carbohydrates). Proteins are involved in tissue growth and repairs and a greater percentage of vital organs in the body are made up of proteins.

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Dog Health Management

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From the time you purchase your puppy. You invariably signed a contract with the veterinarian. And as far as your pet’s health is concerned, he is your best friend.

Once you get the puppy, take him over to the vet of your choice and have him registered. The vet would go over him thoroughly, taking note of those things you have missed while purchasing your pet. He will also get to meet your doggy. From here, you will be given a schedule of vaccination he would need to take, and routine check ups may also be scheduled.

Vaccinations your dog would need at his early age taken care of four major diseases – Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and para influenza (DHLPP).  After the initial two inoculations of the vaccine, he is required to come for yearly boosters.

Other vaccination include;- Rabies vaccine (but this depend on the country you live in), because the disease has been totally eradicated in some countries.

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Complementary Dog and Puppy Medicine

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Complementary Medicine

Complementary medicine, a term often used interchangeably with holistic medicine, provides”nonconventional” treatments for a variety of ailments, and is not just for humans anymore. Pets can now enjoy better health, too, as many veterinarians and pet owners increasingly embrace new techniques and treatments. According to the American Animal Hospital Association’s 2003 National Pet Owner Survey, 21 percent of pet owners have used some form of complementary medicine on their pets. Compare this to the 1996 survey, in which only six percent of pet owners said they’ve used alternative therapies on their pets.

Holistic medicine combines conventional veterinary medicine with one or more complementary therapies. Holistic practitioners consider your pet’s entire well-being, not just individual symptoms or conditions, and mix and match treatments to best serve Spot’s or Fluffy’s needs. A holistic approach to your pet’s problem will likely prove beneficial in nearly all cases. Research into a variety of veterinary medical therapies is ongoing, and the quality of care our pets receive is continually improving. Below, we describe some of the more common complementary medical therapies available.

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