It is of vital importance that your pet be groomed on a regular basis. Dirt and grime can get caught in the dog hair and may cause matting and tangles, which can be difficult to get out. Most cases if bad enough they will have to be cut out. Fleas and ticks attach themselves to your dogs skin. Without proper groomer the parasites may go undetected for sometime.
Vicks Vaporub – It’s popular for treating common cold. But it also works for treating nail fungus and athlete’s foot. It has a lot of herbal ingredients and essential oils that have the power to eliminate fungal growth.
VapoRub works for some and not for others. Stories of success with a vinegar soak abound; so do stories of failure. Some lucky people report success in weeks; some stress that you may have to keep at it for a year or more. Even the prescription medications have a relatively poor success rate. The bottom line is that curing nail fungus infection is difficult.
Gradually increase the amount of time you spend combing him but always do it gently and slowly. Try trimming a thick toenails and if that goes well do another.
Breed also plays a large role in temperament and the types of training that are effective with dogs. You may be an excellent dog trainer for a bulldog type, but this will not help you much in dealing with a Catahoula Leopard Dog. I say this from personal experience. It is important to understand the psychology of your dog to be able to train him most effectively.
With the development of this condition, the nail will quickly begin to exhibit other symptoms. Drastically thinner nails is very typical with a lot of people, but not everybody gets to experience it. However, in true variability with signs, some people will develop thicker nails instead of thinner nails. In any case, the infected toenail will turn weaker and could begin breaking off here and there. Of course pretty soon the entire nail will probably fall away, which is highly undesirable for anyone. All the while, as the result of the presence and growth of fungus, you will notice an unpleasant odor.
The best way to deter the outgrowth of this fungus is by simple good hygiene. Since this is a communicable condition, you must be careful in places such as public sweat rooms and steam rooms at health facilities and similar places. Treating toenail fungus can be done either topically or taking orally administered medication.