The Top Questions About Dog Health

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The Top Questions About Dog Health

by Judy Wellsworth



Many questions arise when looking for a dog. You need to know answers about different breeds of dogs, what possible health conditions affect certain breeds and not others. You need to know how many times they need a bath, should you use the same vet, signs of aging and how to take care of the dog. What are the grooming needs of certain breeds and how do you feed the dogs are all some important questions about dog health and care. Once you no some of the answers, you may want to get a certain breed of dog that requires less attention to grooming and go with a breed that likes to walk forever. It all depends on your lifestyle.

Questions about the Dog Health and Bathing If the dog is dirty and the hair becomes covered in filth, you need to bathe the dog to prevent disease and skin conditions. Bathing should be done every two to three months, with a soap that will not dry out the skin. If your dog gets dirty more often, you may just need to brush the dirt from the hair to keep them clean. Over bathing may cause dry skin resulting in skin irritation and scratching, which can lead to skin infection or some other health problems.

Using the Same Veterinarian is Vital When you see the questions about dog health and using the same vet, you need to consider your own personal health. You go to the same doctor and they are usually referred to as your family doctor. The same applies to your dog, one vet all the time that knows your dog will benefit your needs more than going to different vets and having to acquaint the vet with your dog. Time may be an issue in some health conditions and one vet that knows everything about your dog is necessary.

Questions about Dog Health and Aging Dogs age slowly and some show signs of senility while others show no signs of aging at all. The number one sign your dog is getting older is the hair around their muzzle turns white. They may show white hair on other parts of their body, but not all the time. The teeth of the older dog will become weak and may break or can rot and fall out if the dog does not have proper care of the teeth early in life. In this case, you need to make sure the food is softer so the dog can digest the food and maintain a good weight.

The amount of food may be reduced a little to compensate for less activity. Dogs may show signs of hearing loss by ignoring the owner?s voice and commands. The dog is not being disrespectful to you; the dog just has poor hearing. So many things that happen to us as we age happen to dogs as well. You need proper health care and nutrition to be happy and maintain health. Early health prevention helps when the dog reaches old age.

You can also find more info on bull dog health issues and dog health care. AboutDogHealth.org is a comprehensive resource to help dog owners identify their dog's illness symptoms and treatment options.



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