12 Harmful Things You Do to Your Dog Without Realizing It

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • How to Keep Your Dog Healthy. If you're a dog owner, you surely want your pet to be healthy and to live a long and happy life. But you might sometimes do things that can potentially harm your canine companion without even realizing it. Here are some common mistakes people unintentionally make when it comes to taking care of their doggies.

    TIMESTAMPS
    Choosing the wrong collar 1:00
    Leaving a dog alone in the car 3:08
    Neglecting your dog's teeth 4:15
    Letting your dog eat everything 6:07
    Bringing puppies to a dog park 7:47
    Using physical punishment 8:13
    Providing too little stimulation 9:48
    Not securing your dog in the car 10:31
    Yelling when your dog does something wrong 11:05
    Skipping flea, tick, and worming treatment 11:28
    Leaving harmful objects around 11:51
    Neglecting breed-specific health issues 12:22

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    SUMMARY
    -There are several types of collars, and you need pick the one that best suits the needs and character of your pup, as well as a place to attach his license. Whether you've settled on a harness or gone for a collar, the second (and just as important!) step is making sure it’s the right size. If a collar or harness is too big, your pooch may escape.
    -Dogs don't sweat like people do, so they can overheat much faster than you’d think. And since they lack this crucial ability to cool themselves off, the consequences of staying in a locked car can turn out fatal.
    -A dog’s teeth need to be cleaned just like people’s teeth do. Don't use toothpastes and toothbrushes designed for people! There are special ones made just for dogs, and they’re pretty different from the human kinds.
    -Never feed human food to your dog! It's way too salty, too spicy, and too fatty for them. In fact, most dishes you eat are severely toxic for them.
    -To start with, dogs can sometimes be passive carriers of diseases. Secondly, grown-up dogs, especially large ones, can be incredibly rough when playing and running around.
    -Physical punishment doesn’t work and actually does the opposite of what you want – it makes your dog scared of you. Reward-based training is much more effective than physical discipline.
    -Just like you, dogs need constant mental and physical stimulation-, especially working breeds, which is why regular walking is a must.
    -If you don’t secure your dog in the car and you end up in an accident, your pet can get seriously injured or even killed.
    -Dogs don’t understand “NO”, so it only freaks your dog out, especially if you’re ticked off about something that happened a while ago.
    -Some people say you can take a break from flea, tick, and heartworm medicine in winter if you live in a cold climate, but you really should discuss it with your veterinarian.
    -Dog-proof your house by putting away anything your pet can chew or swallow. Things like medications, screws and nails, magnets, coins, and batteries should never be within your pet’s reach.
    -Always do your research before you get a pet so that you’ll know how to best take care of it and what problems to look out for.

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  • BRIGHT SIDE

    BRIGHT SIDE

     3 months ago +1246

    Who is a dog owner? What could you add to all this?

  • IzLana MacLennan

    IzLana MacLennan

     53 minutes ago

    I recently got a 4 month old puppy and these tips have already helped so much thanks bright side I love u!

  • Newest Addition

    Newest Addition

     4 hours ago

    all these reasons are why my dog is ceramic.

  • Daniel Sanchez

    Daniel Sanchez

     7 hours ago

    Stop asking for a subscribe and like your not that good of a youtuber

  • santiago moreno

    santiago moreno

     10 hours ago

    what about carrots

  • Crickets LMJ

    Crickets LMJ

     11 hours ago

    Your a GAYLORD

  • BDdarklady

    BDdarklady

     14 hours ago

    On number 4 when it said yelling when your dog does something wrong once my cuzen was yelling at my begal puppy because he was LICKING my cuzen and then he hid under a chair and would not come out but,when my cuzen left he came out and my begal puppy has not liked my cuzen since!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph Ivery

    Joseph Ivery

     14 hours ago

    My friend's dog ate a chocolate donut we didn't know

  • Dev Raj

    Dev Raj

     15 hours ago +1

    So can china Stop eating dogs now

  • Kimberly Becvar

    Kimberly Becvar

     17 hours ago

    my dog oun time stol my pancaks

  • Jose Villadiego

    Jose Villadiego

     20 hours ago

    I have 2 dogs. Like if you (accidentally) did one of those things

  • Yes

    Yes

     22 hours ago +2

    did this brake my dog's heart cause i ate his whole doggy treat package btw am i gonna get poisoned ?Just asking..

  • Tricia Hamilton

    Tricia Hamilton

     23 hours ago +1

    My dog is one years old but she's big!! So if you want to my house be careful!!!!

  • animal lovers

    animal lovers

     yesterday +1

    I have a dogs its color is brown and white

  • sea biscuit Zigg52

    sea biscuit Zigg52

     yesterday +1

    im a dog owner

  • Jordyn Stata

    Jordyn Stata

     yesterday +1

    Omg

  • Larisa Benitez-Morgan

    Larisa Benitez-Morgan

     yesterday +1

    I have a Australian Shepherd blue healer mix and she is a big troublemaker.

  • Juan Ordorica

    Juan Ordorica

     yesterday

    Sup

  • Melissa Gibby

    Melissa Gibby

     yesterday

    My dog had to be put down her name is Marie 😢😭🐕🐩🐺🐾

  • Deplorable Minime

    Deplorable Minime

     yesterday

    Makes me wonder how wolves, foxes, cayotes brush their teeth.