All about taking care of your dog: 10 basic tips

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All about taking care of your dog 10 basic tips

Your dog is a part of the family, and you should take care of him like one! Brush his teeth, give him regular vet check-ups, and much more with these 10 easy tips.

Tip 1: Vet check-ups

You know that your dog needs a yearly checkup at the vet, right? Just like you should get checked out by someone else every year. The doctor will make sure they’re healthy and send them home if necessary! Your pup isn’t old enough yet so I’ll see more of those visits later on down the line…

Dog care tip 2: Vaccinations

Vaccinations protect dogs from the most common and dangerous diseases. They need to be renewed once a year. Read more about pet vaccination in our post: “Vaccines for pets. Essential Vaccinations for dogs and cats.” by Smile4pet

Tip 3: Prophylaxis against parasites

If you want your dog to be free from parasites, then it’s important for them not just once but constantly treated throughout their life. A month-to avoid potential problems with worms and fleas while also protecting against these pesky bugs is what we recommend as best practice!

Up to 1-year-old puppies need monthly worming treatments. For dogs that live in warm regions, the vet recommends de-worming every 1 – 3 months and treating them with flea/tick medicines as needed or recommended by their professional caregiver

Worms can cause major health problems, so it is important for your pet’s safety if they do not get treated!

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Dog care tip 4: Check what toys your pet has

Toys are a great way to keep your dog engaged and entertained but they need regular care too. To make sure that you’re giving them the best experience possible, try washing (“rancid” signs) or replacing old, neglected items with new ones on occasion as well as rewarding good behavior by providing treats when appropriate!

Tip 5: Grooming and washing

Grooming is an important part of taking care of your pup, but it’s not always easy when you’re also busy with work or school. Luckily there are plenty of grooming products available that can help make sure he stays clean and healthy! For frequent washings try applying some paw wax before walks so all the dirt gets stuck in those cracks instead; then give him a fresh bath after each one to get rid of any grime left behind by walkin’ around outside (or wherever). Make sure not to let them wear coats too long without cleaning because this could lead to infection on top of icky fur growths–think feather fungus

Dog care tip 6: Brushing your pet

Brush your dog’s hair to keep it from getting knotted up and tangling. You can use a brush made especially for this purpose, or just comb them with fingers if you prefer! Many dogs enjoy being brushed on their own terms- they’ll lay still while we do the work so that way there is less pulling involved in regards to our brushing sessions.

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Tip 7: Check Pet’s harnesses

Sometimes it can be hard to tell if our pets are comfortable, but there should always appear some type of padding or protection on their harness. Make sure you check for cracks in the stitching as well!

Dog care tip 8: Check pet’s bed

Give your bedding the proper care it deserves to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long & warm during cold winters. Washing is an important part of maintaining quality materials that will last for years. Make sure not only do I wash my sheets, but also everything underneath like pillows or blankets- especially if they have been exposed too much during these hot months when bacteria thrive on sweat soaked up from sleeping mattress surfaces

Tip 9: Teeth brushing

We recommend at least 2-3 times a week using chewy treats or a special toothpaste and brush from the drugstore. Of course, dogs don’t like brushing, but it will prevent tooth decay and tartar.

Have you been noticing more tartar on your dog’s teeth? If so, don’t fret! It’s a common issue that many pets deal with. Although there are several ways to remove the buildup of plaque and bacteria from our mouths (tooth brushing twice per day being one), the most effective one is to do oral hygiene once per year. Traditional vet teeth cleaning might look scary, especially of potential side effects after general anesthesia, but now another gaining popularity option is available on the pet care market – teeth cleaning without anesthesia. One of the most reliable service providers in NYC & CT states is service Smile4pet. Smile4pet ensures that your dog is always happy and well cared for by providing teeth cleaning in several vet locations as well as house calls.

Dog care tip 10: Just love your dog

Your dog is more than just an animal to you; it’s a member of your family. They need care and attention like any other human being, so they can feel happy in their own skin!


Although we can’t cover every possible dog care topic, we hope the tips in this blog post will give you a good foundation for keeping your pup happy and healthy. Grooming is especially important to keep your dog looking (and smelling) his best. Be sure to brush him regularly, and don’t forget to clean his teeth too! What are your favorite tips for taking care of your furry friend? Let us know in the comments below.