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12 Harmful Things You Do to Your Dog Without Realizing It

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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

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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30 Comments

  1. BRIGHT SIDE

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

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

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  2. Kristy372M

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I don’t do that tho

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  3. Charlie

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    My dog stays at home if we’re going out for a doctors appointment other times we take him for long walks and always keep a water bowl and a water bottle on us for him, my mother’s friend has a golden retriever pup but she abuses her we tell her to train her but she won’t listen, that poor dog…

    Edit: btw subscribed! And liked!

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  4. Rachael Coe

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Mick left the gate open and ezzy(my dog) ran out luckily a stranger took us to his house were we collected her

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  5. Rachael Coe

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Both harness and collar never know

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  6. Ioiki :3

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Okay I'll just eat sticks (;

    Reply

  7. Laura Leinonen

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    physical punishment does not make your dog scared of you xd and yelling doesn't also. they learn from it (im not a dog abuser, either is my dad) our dog loves my dad

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  8. Milo Maths Dog

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Never laugh at your dog's behaviour if you don't want to happen it again. For example, your dog's barking when you're playing the music (piano, etc.) and you laughed at it because you thought it is cute and funny. Then your dog thinks, it is ok to do so and whenever you play the music again, your dog will bark again, and you will start annoying it and realising it is not ok but will be too late to know. Cheers!

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  9. Moon the alpha werewolf Starlight moonlight

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I give my dogs milk

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  10. Jack Daly

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    These are all the obvious that u realize

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  11. Breshannon Devereaux

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    You forgot to mention ONIONS and GARLIC as NO-NO eating items! It causes blood poisoning!! Respectfully, I must disagree with your advice about "yelling". In a serious situation, like avoiding an oncoming vehicle, a strong "No!" could save Fido's life! Tone of voice, when used appropriately, can communicate how serious the situation is and the importance of acknowledging a command. The trick is not to abuse this tone and use it inappropriately, like when in a hurry or while frustrated. Dogs DO ( can) understand complicated speech when we give them a chance. They are ALOT like children. Talk to them intelligently, they behave intelligently! Mine knows "not that yard" on " sidewalk" " go on grass" " on the left" and "on the right". She did not grow up with ne. I got her at 5 yrs. as a gift and she amazes me. She also knows ALL her family members by name, including ones she does not live with! If we give them MORE credit, they will surprise us!! Try it!!

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  12. Hateeyah Rufai2

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Answer to the title:
    Not paying attention to your dog because of this video

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  13. Erin Westmoreland

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I don't like dogs

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  14. Edward Linzer

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I give my dog fried egg once in a while. Like once a month.

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  15. michelle ruiz

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    u for telling me this cause i never known this stuff thank u bright side!!!!

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  16. tScooter07

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    99% of this video: information dog owners already know
    1% of the video: wrong info

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  17. Eusebia Santiago

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    my pit keeps pooping and peeing in the house after he was out side. help

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  18. Eusebia Santiago

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    how am Isuppose to brush my pit bulls teeth

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  19. DFG Snail_On_Bread

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Don’t take your dog to the dog park

    Me: So your saying don’t let your dog run around in dog paradise

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  20. Kieley Hannah

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I have a terrier ausie mix and my mom yells at het

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  21. gingercake fujiku YT

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    my brother gave his dog a chocolate, and when we grew older he said "didn't know chocolates are bad for dog's."

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  22. Luigi Razer

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    🖕🏻

    Reply

  23. FoxyGirl Animatez

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I only lightly smack my dogs snout when she's biting me, is that bad?

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  24. purplestina69

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    2:05 that looks like my dog even my little dog is wearing a harness!

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  25. дана резвая

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Спасибо

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  26. Lindsey Rotman

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    The tip of number 7 is not the best tip bc i did that with my puppy and she got bitten there by a big strong dog

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  27. Angel Annor

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    I have been thinking about getting a Norwegian Elkhound pup, anyone know a good name I could give it when the times comes to get one?

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  28. Mia Funnia

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Is chicken ok

    Reply

  29. 남진Namjin남진Namjin

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Im working on getting a seatbelt for my dog but currently i ONLY let her stick her head out MY window because i can pull her in if i think something is about to hit her. Also raw food is actually one of the BEST ways to feed your dog, it is much better than their everyday kibble.

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  30. uarobloxihateu 112212

    August 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

    My cat has a breakaway collar he lost it somewhere

    Reply

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