Hygiene in Dog Surroundings

Hygiene is an important part of preventing the development of disease in your dog.

Dog Poop

One of the biggest pet peeves is the presence of dog poop on streets and playgrounds, particularly when you step right into it. Not only is it nasty, but dog poop can also contain worms and bacteria that could transmit diseases to people. Children, in particular, are very susceptible to these worms and bacteria. To prevent the spreading of disease, it is important to deworm your dog on a regular basis and clean up after them as quickly as possible. Don't forget to take poop bags and dispenser rolls with you when you take your dog for a walk.

Washing your dog with dog shampoo

Washing your dog is important to maintain their hygiene, but make sure you don't do this too often and only when their coat is dirty. Make sure you use a dog shampoo that is specifically designed for dogs and rinse it all off to avoid itching. Use a big towel to dry them off. You can use a blow dryer as well, but make sure you don't get too close to the skin.

Washing your hands

It is important that you and your children always wash your hands after hugging or petting your dog because dogs spend a lot of time rolling around in the dirt. Although they do this to hide their scent, there might be germs hidden in whatever they have been rolling around in.

Hygiene of your dog's surroundings

AS all dog owners will be able to tell you, dog's leave hair everywhere! It is important that you regularly vacuum and clean your home with disinfectants. Using a lint brush you can effectively remove your dog's hairs from clothing and furniture. Urine-Off for dogs is an effective cleaner for urine stains and smells.

Toys

Don't forget to clean your dog's toys regularly. You can wash plush toys in the washing machine by putting them inside a pillow case, plastic toys can be washed with disinfectants and tennis balls can be washed with dog shampoo. Make sure you rinse all toys thoroughly after cleaning them.

Beds

It is easier to clean a plastic basket than one made of wicker, for example, so remember this when you buy your dog's supplies. If you would still prefer a wicker basket, there are special sprays that you can use to clean them. Most other dog beds are machine washable.

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