Outdoor Library Homepage: Articles, Tips, Outdoor Gear Reviews
Library Home   |   Hunting   |   Fishing   |   Camping   |   Boating   |   Videos

Taking Care of Your Best Friend
Larry Whiteley
A little canine care goes a long way
Larry Whiteley

Trim your hunting dog's toenails frequently. Long nails are likely to split or break during hard running and make your dog lame. The trimming will go easier if you soak their feet in water to soften up the nails before starting.

The next time your dog comes in with burrs stuck in his coat, make the job of removing them less traumatic for you and the dog by rubbing mineral oil or petroleum jelly into the burred hair. This softens the burrs so they can be combed out a lot easier.

If your bird dog seems to have lost his nose, don't give up on him. Veterinarians report a 70% success in restoring a dog's lost sense of smell by performing a simple canine tonsillectomy.

Larry Whiteley is host of the internationally syndicated Outdoor World Radio

Click here to return to the last page you viewed.  Previous Page  |   Click here to print the content on this page.  Print This Page

Bass Pro owns and/or has exclusive rights to the articles and other content posted on the Bass Pro OutdoorSite Library ("OutdoorSite Content"). Unless you have received Bass Pro's express, written authorization, you may not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, download, upload, create derivative works of, sell, transfer, display, transmit, compile or collect in a database, or in any manner commercially exploit, any of the OutdoorSite Content or any copyright-protected element of the website. By accessing the OutdoorSite Library and its articles, you acknowledge and agree to these terms.