It doesn’t matter whether it’s food, a leash or a place to sleep – every dog has different preferences and needs. Knowing these and offering your four-legged friend the right thing can sometimes be quite difficult. Especially the nutrition and health of the animal can quickly make us sweat. In this blog article we would like to deal with intestinal health and faeces, because the correct handling of dog shit is often underestimated. There are many factors that can influence the intestines and thus also the dog waste, we would like to go into more detail on some.
The right food
There is a large selection of dog food types, and many dog owners are also concerned with the question of whether to eat wet or dry food. When choosing food, it is important to know your dog, its breed and its individual needs. If the dog has a sensitive intestine, it is advisable to choose dry food that is low in fat and easy to digest. In the case of soft droppings or diarrhea, it is particularly important to ensure that the right food is used. Irrespective of this, veterinary help should of course be sought in the event of persistent or recurring symptoms.
If the right food is chosen, loose stools or diarrhea can still occur. Various bacteria or diseases can be the cause here. These can get into the organism in different ways, for example by sniffing other people’s dog feces on walks. Dogs also involuntarily become carriers of pathogens due to faecal residues in the fur around the anus. Threadworms are a particular danger because their eggs are barely visible to the naked eye. A dog’s anal glands can also lead to problems, which result in a dirty dog bottom. Many of these causes can be counteracted preventively.
A good hygiene
In order to keep bacteria and viruses away from our four-legged friends, attention should be paid to the hygiene of the animal. The dog’s rear in particular should not be neglected. There are a number of different cleaning measures that can be taken. We have heard from many customers that they regularly shower or bathe their dogs. It is important to ensure that the dog is not bathed too frequently, as this attacks the natural protective barrier of the skin. Other dog owners use wet wipes to remove dog poop from their dirty buttocks. However, such wet wipes are adapted to the pH value of humans and are therefore not suitable for cleaning our dogs. We therefore recommend gentle cleaning of the dog’s buttocks with soft, animal-friendly hygienic paper. Our dogpaper consists of a multi-layer skin and fur-friendly material, which is vegan and particularly gentle on the dog’s skin.
The fur length
Irrespective of the animal’s diet and health, the length and texture of the fur can also cause droppings on the buttocks. Particularly long fur can quickly become a collection point for faeces and bacteria. Trimming the fur around the anus could help here. But residues can also be found in short fur. Invisible dirt and bacteria in particular can then become a problem. Therefore, it makes sense to clean the dog’s bottom regularly, regardless of the length of the fur. We have had our dogpaper tested by dogs with both short and long fur. In both cases, cleaning could be carried out without any problems and a clean dog bottom could be achieved.
Remains of faeces in fur, regardless of their origin, are not a nice thing for animals and humans. Whether feeding problems, intestinal bacteria or long fur, dogpaper can help in all scenarios and ensure improved hygiene. We recommend cleaning your dog’s anal region after every transaction to quickly and effectively remove faecal residue in the fur and bacteria.