How often can you give your dog a bath?
At a minimum, it's advised to bathe your dog at least once every three months.
You can wash your dog as frequently as every other week (with gentle shampoo, it could be even more frequent).
When in doubt, use your judgment — if your dog starts to smell, it's probably time for a bath.
On average, most dogs will need to have their nails trimmed every 1-2 months.
You can also tell that your dog's nails need to be trimmed if they are clicking on the floor when your dog walks.
Typically, smaller breeds and younger dogs will need to urinate more frequently than larger breeds and older dog.
The average healthy dog will produce approximately 10 to 20 ml of urine for each pound of body weight per day.
Ideally adult dogs should be allowed outside to relieve themselves at least 3-5 times a day.
Puppies should be wormed from two-three weeks of age at two weekly intervals until they are twelve weeks of age, then every month until they are six months of age.
Worming should continue at least three times a year with a recommended veterinary preparation for the rest of the dog's life.
States regulate the age at which it is first administered.
A second vaccination is recommended after 1 year, then boosters every 3 years.
Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing their initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often. Core dog vaccine.
The standard dosage for oral Benadryl is 1 mg per pound of body weight, given 2-3 times a day.
Most drug store diphenhydramine tablets are 25 mg, which is the size used for a 25 pound dog.
Always double check the dosage before giving an over the counter medication.
Dogs go crazy after a bath because of anything from relief, to shaking to dry off, to rollin' around trying to get rid of this weird new scent.
It could be a release of nervous energy, or simply joy.
Whether you call it a FRAP, the crazies, or the zoomies, the bottom line is, post-bath hyperactivity is a thing.
NSAIDs. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, help reduce swelling, stiffness, and joint pain in humans, and they can do the same for your dog.
They can bring relief to a dog with arthritis, or one who's just had surgery.
But don't give your pooch something from your medicine cabinet.