How To Apply Animal Wound Powder
- Locate the animals wound
- Clean area from any dirt
- Apply Wound Powder To Wound
- Ensure that all The wound is covered with powder
- Repeat Steps Twice daily until noticeable natural healing
Many of our dogs are quite adventurous and will do things not intentionally to hurt themselves but end up causing them own self arm anyway. Dogs can also get into scuffle with with other, whether it be rough play or dog fight and end up getting small gashes on their body. As long as those bruises are nothing that requires any form of stitches or the animal is in so much pain that you would need to see a vet, you can simply rub in some animal wound powder to quickly heal those bruises and cuts.
The wound powder is quite safe to use on other pets besides dogs. It can also be used on cats, rabbits, cows, horses, etc. It has good antiseptic properties which will allow the animal wound to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. Animal wound Powder also possesses Antibacterial properties. This allows any bacteria being formed on the wound to be destroyed and also prevents the growth of new bacteria. It also helps to dry out the wound thus allowing quicker healing.
How To Apply Animal Wound Powder
Dogs will have a natural dog scent, this is due to the dander in the dogs coat. Dander is composed of tiny, even microscopic, flecks of skin shed by your dog and other animals such as cats. If you notice a very high doggy smell to the point where you consider it to be stink, maybe it is time to give your dog some bath time. Lets now look at 5 ways to control your dog's body odor.
1. Give Your Dog A Bath
Yes, dogs do get this once in a while. Your dog can become very smelly if he/she has been to some very odorous places and has not have a bath in a long time. Get a nice smelling doggy shampoo and get your dog smelling fresh again.
2. Brush Away Dead Hair
Dead hair that resides on your dog is magnet for dander. When you brush your dog you are brushing away those dead hair and also getting rid of those dead skin which will flake away to become dander.
3. Bring Your Dog To The Vet
If you notice that nothing you do gets rid of the bad scent of your dog, there may be underlining problems. There are some health factors such as yeast infection.
4. Don't Let Your Dog Access The Trash Can
I don't need to tell you how stink the trash can can be. It contains from rotting garbage to toxic waste! You don't want your dog eating from your or anyone else's trash can, this can lead to you having a very stinky dog or even causing grave illness for the animal if it swallows anything harmful.
5. Keep Your Dog Cool
Dogs exposed to too much heat will probably have much flakier skin under their fur. Heat is also a scent maker and you will more likely smell a stinky dog more if it is hot and panting away than cool and well hydrated.
Remember that you dog is a dog and will smell like a dog, dog expect that your dog will always smell like the next versace cologne. But on the flip side, your dog should not be a stinky poo.
You arrive home and your pooch gets all excited, he runs up and down and can't wait for you to get inside. He jumps on you and greets you with slurps from his drooling toung. As he pants, you smell the most awful thing ever. You dog has very bad breath. So he never had breath before, now what gives? Well lets take a look at how dogs get bad breath and what you as a dog owner can do about it.
What Causes Bad Breath In Dogs
Bad breath is caused by the build up of bacteria in the mouth, stomach or lungs of your dog. You see, bad breath in humans is no different than bad breath in dogs. A canine with a rotting tooth or a gum disease may emit that bad odor. If you dog does not get natural foods to eat such as raw meet which can naturally clean the dogs teeth, plaque and tartar can develop and over long periods of time will form tooth decay and bad breath. Persistent bad breath could be an indication of a larger medical problem in the mouth, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, or internal organs.
How To Help Prevent Bad Breath In Your Dog
Once you understand what causes bad breath in the animal, you will then know how to take some basic steps to minimize your dog having bad breath:
Bring your dog to the vet for regular checkups: I really have to emphasize this point. Dogs are not humans and once we have domesticated them, it is our duty to take care of them. When you bring your dog to the vet, he/she will be able to determine any existing or developing problems, therefore you are able to quickly do corrective measures.
Change Your Dogs Diet: How many lions or hyenas do you see sporting weak decayed teeth, they are in their natural environment which also helps to naturally take care of their health. Dogs were designed to eat raw food. Raw diet complete with raw meaty bones or a fresh food diet that’s not laden with starch is enough to prevent and even helps to treat dental disease. The surprise belief is that raw meat must be bad for your dog and may even cause bacteria development. Well, that is quite the opposite. Raw foods contain naturally occurring enzymes that help protect the teeth and gums.
Get your Dog's Teeth Cleaned
Bring your dog to the vet and let the expert take care of your dogs gum and teeth. Teeth are very important to a dog. It is his guard, his offense and defense.
Brush Your Dog's Teeth
If you don't feed your dog raw meat with bones, you have the option of brushing your dogs teeth. You can brush the dogs teeth at least twice per month.
Keep You Dogs Water Fresh Plentiful
Since bad breath comes from bacteria, the more water the dog consumes the more bacteria gets washed away.
DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE USED BY HUMANS ON YOUR DOG!
Puppies are sweet little fellows and will not stay tiny and "munchy" all their lives. They will eventually grow and become that adorable dog we all love. Part of the growth cycle of the puppy includes it changing out its temporary tooth to permanent tooth. Puppies come with 28 baby tooth which will be replaced by 42 adult or permanent tooth. Teeth begins to emerge from your puppies gum at approximately two weeks old. The puppy teeth or deciduous teeth start with incisors first and then the canine tooth and of course the premolars will follow suit. These puppy teeth are tiny and very sharp, and at this point the puppy will begin to test out its new found tool, its teeth. But even before the tooth are fully emerged, you will notice that the puppy has suddenly taken up chewing on anything it finds. Well, the gums become a bit irritated when those teeth are pushing up and many times the puppy relieves the irritating feeling by biting and chewing on anything it finds. After the temporary tooth have been fully emerged, you can be sure that the biting of slippers and other stuff will follow!
Introducing Dog Food To Your Puppy
Once the teeth are fully emerged and the puppy is comfortable biting and nipping, it would be a good idea to introduce the puppy to puppy dog food. Introduce the pup to a little food by starting off with softer foods such as wet foods and then gradually going to dry foods for pups. Remember that puppies are not full grown dogs and those temporary tooth ate not able to chew up tougher foods and you don't want your puppy to try and swallow it's food because it can't manage to chew it. This will lead to your puppy choking, and no body wants that for their pup.
Puppy Loosing Their Teeth
Your puppy has enjoyed those sharp temporary teeth long enough. When the puppy has matured to about 10 weeks, the temporary or deciduous tooth begin to fall out.
The loss of these temporary tooth allows the permanent tooth to begin its emergence.
The permanent tooth follows the same pattern as it relates to the type of tooth which pushes up first.
Your dog should have all full sets of teeth by the time it reaches 7-8 months. If your dog has not shown any significant growth in teeth at this age or retains its temporary tooth. You have a problems and you will need to seek professional help from your vet. Never try to pull out your dog tooth yourself. This could lead to excessive bleeding and even infections. Bring your dog to your vet if it is experiencing any teeth problems.
Now that your dog has a full set of strong and powerful teeth, its time to give him his favorite piece of bone to chew down or either bury.
If you have a healthy dog who just loves to chow down on those dog foods and one day you notice that the dog has stopped eating or lost it's appetite suddenly, your dog may be experiencing some sort of problems. Here are the first steps of home diagnostics you can do before going to the vet:
Check your dogs Mouth
Need To Know illness
Many people forget that certain medication may trigger certain symptoms also. Dd the dog recently get a vaccination and is having a fever. Vaccines are known to cause this. Is your dog currently under any medication? If so consult the vet about the side effects of these medication. Have you introduced anything new into your dog's diet such as vitamins? Always check to see if there are any side effects of these items. It could be that your dog metabolism just does not agree with these items. Your dog could also be experiencing internal problems such as liver problems or bowel problems.
Depression in Dogs
Some dogs actually go through doggy depression. Depression can be caused from separation anxiety. Ill treatment of the animal, dog has been scared by other dogs or person. The depression will cause your dog to lack lust and may become quite picky when eating over the period of which the depression last. Many dogs will most likely don't eat when they go through this process.
Bring Your Dog To The Vet
If you notice after two or three days your dog does not pick up on it's eating habits and still only eats a few scraps from the bowl, the next move is to bring in the dog to the vet and let the expert diagnose the situation. Do not sit around too long until the problem escalates. Your dog used to munch down and now he has stopped. This is a sure sign of some illness
What Not To Do
Before you go run around for glue trying to stuck back your dog's fur on its body, you should know that shedding is natural in dogs. If you dog is an in house dog you will have to deal with this issue often, especially if your dog is a heavy shedder. There are breeds of dogs that do shed much more than other breeds and you should find out how often your particular breed sheds. But just to get you started, here is a list of breeds that shed a lot.
How to reduce the shedding
If your dog is a heavy shedder, the best option for you is to periodically comb out your dogs hair to avoid fur all over your home. You can also use dog shampoo with fur and skin nourishment which may strengthen the hair follicles and strands. Dog shedding is natural and is not something a owner should worry about. But if you see your dog shedding to total baldness then there is some underlying illness. Give your dog natural fish oil and avoid dog foods which may cause any allergic reaction to your dog. Foods high in wheat, corn, barley and rice may cause allergic reactions in your dog. Ensure your dog has plenty pf fresh water and brush coat occasionally.
Clive Williams is an Animal Enthusiast and the father of two dogs, Nica and Venom.