You certainly want your pooch to be healthy and to live a long and happy life, however, you may sometimes do things that may hurt 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.
Twelve Harmful Things you do To Your Dog Unintentionally:
1. Leaving a Dog Alone in the Car
Never leave your dog alone in the car. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the temperature within an automobile will increase by twenty degrees in just ten minutes, even though the automobile is parked in the shade.
Since dogs don’t sweat like us, they cannot cool themselves off. If left within an automobile, the results are fatal. Signs of overheating are drooling, agitation and excessive panting. If you see emesis, lethargy, and diarrhea, these already act as warning signs for a severe emergency. Take your dog to his vet ASAP.
2. Choosing the Wrong Collar
First and foremost, you have to choose the right reasonably collar, the right size and the right one that suits your dog’s character. This decision is very important, and it’s also quite personal. There are several types of collars, and you have to choose the one that most accurately fits the needs and character of your pup, as well as a place to attach his license.
Let’s discover the different styles of collars:
Flat Collar – the most common one in all pet stores. It has a buckle that allows you to adjust the length of the collar as needed.
Breakaway Collar – created for dogs that spend most of their time outside. It comes undone whenever the threat of a choking hazard is present.
Special Collars for Dog Training – sometimes utilized in behavioral Training.
Harness – is perfect for dogs who are pullers or likes to explore as far as it can reach.
Once you find the right collar, choose for the right size. If it’s too big, your dog can simply escape.
3. Letting your Dog eat everything
You should not feed human food to your dog. It’s way too salty, too spicy, and too fatty for them.
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
4. Yelling when your dog does something wrong
You should never yell when disciplining a dog, yelling doesn’t work as dogs don’t perceive what you’re attempting to mention. Your dog will only get confused and scared.
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