We all want our dogs to be in tip-top health and optimum condition. Knowing where you can get all you need for your dog’s routine needs is comforting, so here at FirstVet, we have a collection of useful pharmacy tools for you and your pooch. When it comes to skincare & eyecare, dental hygiene and even behaviour treatments, we’ve got you covered.
Accidents happen, and some wounds may need a trip to the vet for treatment. However, minor bumps, grazes, and even small cuts can be easily looked after at home, as long as you have some basic equipment handy. There are various antibacterial sprays, creams and powders that can be used to keep small wounds clean and in the best condition for healing.
Depending on your breed of dog, some coat and skin maintenance may be necessary to keep your pooch clean and comfortable. Shampoos wash off dirt and debris after those muddy walks, while conditioners nourish and soften long coats. Skin conditions are common in dogs, so keeping their skin barrier nourished and healthy can help prevent problems. Dogs will be dogs, but we can still give them the pampering they deserve!
Whether you’re dealing with a rambunctious puppy, disobedient adolescent or anxious senior pup, all dogs may need some help with their behaviour at times. Anxiety, stress, and even aggression are all states of mind that we wish to avoid for our canine companions. There are some products which can help with various behavioural concerns in dogs, although professional help may well be needed if the behaviours are extreme, or could cause harm.
Our dogs’ ears and eyes are both delicate and sensitive, they hold vital structures and are constantly in use. Dogs can be prone to ear and eye problems such as infections or trauma, so keeping these delicate areas clean and cared for can help to prevent problems. It’s really important to use suitable products for these areas to avoid doing any harm, so check out our range of recommended products which are safe to use.
Nobody wants their dog to pick up any unwanted companions whilst out enjoying the great outdoors. Fleas can cause severe itching and skin problems, and an infestation can be difficult to eradicate. Ticks can transmit various diseases to your dog through their saliva when they bite, and worms can cause a range of health conditions not limited to the intestinal tract, some of which can be serious. Your dog is much better off being protected against parasites before they can cause any mischief.
Doggy breath – eww! Nobody likes bad breath, but it can be a symptom of underlying dental issues. Dental disease is one of the most common health issues in dogs and is mostly due to poor dental hygiene. Getting into a routine of brushing your dog’s teeth can have huge health benefits for them. Remember, you need a doggy safe toothpaste and toothbrush, so check out our selection!
Having some basic supplies on hand can be useful for dog owners. Getting into a routine of basic hygiene and healthcare for your dog can help prevent future problems and keep your pup healthy, comfortable and happy.