How to Give Ear drops to a Dog & Cutting Dog Nails
Keep the dog sitting. The liquid flows easier towards the auditory channel if we pull smoothly the ear back and upwards. Beware cause the dog will immediately try to shake his head!, and of course your clothes will get dirty. Therefore, hold his head firmly, and then massage the zone at the beginning of the ear, but carefully. You may see the cartilaginous auditory channel beneath it, and that goes downwards for a considerable length.
When properly done, this massage is a pleasure for the dog. If afterwards scratches with the back legs, will mean he is fine.
Dog Nail Cutting
Dogs do not spoil their nails enough if they don't walk frequently by streets and roads. Curiously some violently refuse to nail cutting. Therefore, for the first time is necessary to place him correctly, and holding him firmly to prevent his bothering excitement. Start by the middle finger and cut several times, till the proper length is get. A painful reaction can be expected if you touch the nail's roots, which can be clearly seen if they are clean.
Don't keep cutting! It's no tragedy some bleeding.
Don't forget the thumb's nails above. If you don't cut them, they will penetrate the flesh and will produce painful inflammations. If you allow him to sit on the, you better file the nails after cutting. It's recommendable for breeders to cut the puppies' nails at birth, which is no problem as roots can be clearly seen. In fact, while suckling, the puppies will stick their sharp nails in their mother's teats , which is painful and can produce inflammation.
Important: Insufficient deterioration of his nails will mean he hardly moves. Try to take him out frequently;are by nature very active and not to incline to stay at home. Besides it's also good for their owners; therefore are a health factor.