Dog harnesses are the safest way to walk a dog, since a properly fitting dog harness does not slip off. Fitting a harness on a dog can be a little tricky but following a few simple steps ensures a good fit.Know More
Some harnesses can be either stepped into or slipped over the dog's head. In both situations, the harness should be unbuckled and loose. For a step-in harness, lay it on the floor and place the dog's right foot in the right loop and left foot in the left loop. For a slip-on harness, slip the head piece hole over the dog's head and arrange the two leg straps between the front legs and under the belly.
Secure the strap buckles on the harness. For a harness that is stepped into, this buckle will connect on the dog's back. For a slip-on harness, there are likely two buckles, one on either of the dog's sides.
Using the adjustment points on the harness, tighten the harness so that two fingers can fit snugly between the harness and the dog at any point. Any tighter and the harness digs into the dog.
Spraying a solution of equal parts vinegar and equal parts water on the areas of the carpet where the dog has previously relieved himself helps to prevent the dog from repeating his behavior. Dogs are offended by vinegar odor. This solution can also be sprayed on the entire carpet during the house training process to prevent dogs from urinating on the carpet altogether.Full Answer >
According to For Dummies, the safest and most comfortable way to euthanize a dog at home is to schedule an at-home session with a veterinarian willing to make house calls. If the local veterinarian does not make house calls, the American Association of Housecall Veterinarians maintains a database of those that do.Full Answer >
The use of human conditioner on a dog is not recommended. This is because dogs' skin has a different pH than humans' does. Continuous use of human conditioning products can cause a dog's skin to become dry and even irritated.Full Answer >
Vitamin E and oatmeal are natural treatments for dry skin on a dog, states PetMD. Application of these treatments prevents irritation and reduces scratching. HowStuffWorks adds that dogs with dry skin should be bathed as little as possible with only a moisturizing shampoo made for dogs.Full Answer >