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Best Care Tips for Your Bald Head

They say that bald is beautiful, yes that is true but just because your scalp is bare, it doesn’t mean that you are immune from dryness, flaky skin, irritation, sunburns and ingrown hair. You need to look after your bald head properly to keep it at its beautiful best. Here are some caring tips that you can follow so you can keep your bald head looking beautiful as ever:

Undecided whether to use a razor or electric shave? Here are some pointers to consider so you can decide which one to get.

Best Care Tips for Your Bald Head

Electric Shaver

Electric shaver no matter the brand and style offers one thing in common and that is speed and convenience. It is just up to you to choose which one to get. In the event that you have decided to purchase one, the best one to get is the multi-purpose type that you can use to shave your face and your head. If you opt for the electric shaver, make sure that the device you buy is suitable for head shaving and has a very flexible shaver head. Some electric shavers can be used wet, with or without shaving creams for bald heald and foams, particularly useful for the sensitive scalp.

Razor

Shaving your head can be a little time consuming especially if you are the type of person who is always on the go but if you want to get the closest possible shave, then using a manual razor is the way to go. Choose one with a flexible head if you want to get the best shaving experience. Whatever you choose, you must ensure that the blades are good and sharp to minimize irritation and follow the procedure for shaving your head with a razor, outlined further on.

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How to Protect Your Dog

The discovery of penicillin in 1928 and its large scale use in US military personnel during World War II revolutionized medicine and human animal health worldwide. Since then large pharmaceutical companies have discovered and developed nearly 150 antibiotics drugs. Now, the overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has created worldwide growth of “super bugs” or bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic therapy. World health of humans and animals is now threatened by these same “miracle drugs.” Despite the enormity of the problem there are things you can do to protect your dog.

How to Protect Your Dog

The Scope of Antibiotic Resistance

This year the World Health Organization published a report that surveyed 114 countries’ medical data about bacterial resistance. Here is a summary of the major findings:

  • 50% of bacteria in many countries were resistant to antibiotics commonly used to treat such infections
  • Life threatening bacteria like coli, Staphylococcus and Klebsiella are now resistant to the last drug of resort
  • 20% of countries report coli bacteria resistant to the most commonly used drug for treatment
  • Accelerated use of antibiotics in animals:

“In many countries, the total amount of antibiotics use in animals (both food-producing and companion animals), measured as gross weight, exceeds the quantity used in the treatment of disease in humans.”

  • The use of the same drugs for human disease also used to treat animal disease, especially food- producing animals, contributes to cross species drug resistance
  • Food animals share common bacteria with humans and pets so resistant strains can be transferred through food

Present Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance

Presently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have asked pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily withdraw approval of antibiotics used to promote growth and feed efficiency in livestock. 24 companies have agreed. The FDA threatens further regulation against non-compliance.

What You Can Do

  • Ask your veterinarian if and why antibiotics are essential for your dog’s medical treatment
  • Purchase dog foods that use antibiotic-free meat sources
  • Use antibiotic-free meat in your homemade dog food
  • Feed your dog a complete and balanced diet to promote maximum health and reduce illness needing treatment

Include:

  • Antioxidants vitamin C and E for maximum cell health
  • Anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats for optimal immune function
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle for your dog to also reduce illness needing treatment
  • Feed to avoid weight gain and maintain an ideal fit body condition
  • Provide 40-60 minutes of daily, vigorous exercise
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