Westies Dogs - Footcare Health Tips

Written by Jeff Cuckson

Westies dogsí owners delight inrepparttar companionship their dogs give them during long and leisurely walks. But this activity should be one that brings pleasure to both.

How can you ensure that your dog also enjoys these activities?

First, youíll need to get your dog accustomed to having his paws handled and manipulated.

These are important Westie health issues that come underrepparttar 146745 grooming umbrealla.

When your dog is tolerant of such treatment it would be easier for both you andrepparttar 146746 veterinarian to carefully scrutinize your dog if there are cuts or bruises on, in and around his paws.

Where should these foot exams take place? Pick a spot thatís comfortable for both of you, and is atrepparttar 146747 same time well-lit. Hereís how to do it. Putrepparttar 146748 dogís paw in your hand. Run your finger around every pad. If you feel lumps, examine it closely to find out what it is.

Keep a pair of tweezers handy, to pull out bits of twig that may be stuck.

Ifrepparttar 146749 skin is broken, put anti-bacterial ointment or powder onrepparttar 146750 sore. Checkrepparttar 146751 next day to ensure it heals completely.Refrain from taking a walk with your dog inrepparttar 146752 next couple of days, untilrepparttar 146753 healing is completed.

Hereís what you should do if you find a lump in one foot thatís not present inrepparttar 146754 other foot. Get your dog torepparttar 146755 vet. He or she may have an abscess or an interdigital cyst.

Examine and trimrepparttar 146756 paws regularly.

Regularly trim allrepparttar 146757 hair thatís out from betweenrepparttar 146758 pads. Donít trim it too tight. If you see a matt of hair sticking out, cut it. Donít strip or pullrepparttar 146759 hairs. Itís painful for your dog.

Westie Dog Poo Pile - Please Pick It Up

Written by Jeff Cuckson

I really do not hope your are eating something, but did you know that you can get a fake dog poo in long or round bits for a joke.

My younger son had initiated this research of mine, by asking why I pick uprepparttar dog's business, even though he had done it onrepparttar 146744 grass.

As a slight diversion, I found out thatrepparttar 146745 meaning of pepper - our westie dog -is "An animal full of zip" Believe he has plenty of zip if you are trying to get him intorepparttar 146746 bath.

To get back torepparttar 146747 topic in hand (sorry that was a bad turn of phase), please be responsible and try and clean up after your dog. There are a number of diseases and illnesses that can be caused by contact with dog poo. One is stomach upsets, butrepparttar 146748 most important is Toxocariasis.

Toxacra can infect young children, if they play in an area, which has been infected by dogs, and they then put their fingers in their mouths. The infection is very serious and can cause eyesight damage or even blindness. Although,repparttar 146749 Toxacra infection is very rare, even one case is one too many.

So please help by worming your West highland white terrier (westie) on a regular basis and also disposing of dog poo quickly and safety.

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