Despite the fact that the Black Russian Terrier is a practically omnivorous breed, it is worth taking the dog’s diet seriously, as improper feeding leads to growth disorders and various diseases.
Nutrition should be varied and balanced. The black terrier, however, like other dogs, best digests and assimilates animal feed (meat, trimmings, offal, poultry, fish, dairy products). Although dogs have an increased acidity of gastric juice (to break down animal proteins), they can also use plant foods. The basis of the diet should be meat products, since food waste from the owner’s table and other plant foods cannot satisfy the dog’s body needs for proteins, fats and trace elements. When these dogs are fed plant food, their skeleton and bones of the extremities are deformed, their coat condition deteriorates.
Raw meat does not contain denatured protein, and raw fat has an ideal chemical composition. Boiled foods lose their nutritional value. Continue reading
Sometimes we are so attached to our pets that we perceive them as the most dear and close to us. Weasel, tenderness, care – we give everything to them, because they know how to appreciate it and pay us the same. The toy terrier is such a unique and charming dog that makes everyone tender. Well, how can one not take care of such cute, carefree creatures who cannot take care of themselves? Nutrition, daily routine, hair care, knitting – each business has its own nuances that every owner of a toy terrier should clearly imagine. Especially delicate and important thing is the mating of this breed of dogs.
If a small and funny toy terrier appears in your house, mating with it will probably be the most troublesome, but, nevertheless, pleasant event for his care. In this matter, every detail that should not be overlooked will be important.
Features of breeding toy terriers
Toy terrier is a very popular breed of dogs, as it is harmless and cute creatures that deliver a minimum of trouble and maximum pleasure. Continue reading
Hypocalcemia is characterized by a lack of calcium in the body in dogs, more often in small breeds, puppies and puppy bitches. Particular attention needs to be paid to puppy bitches, especially after childbirth, since while the intrauterine development of the puppies, with the help of calcium and phosphorus, the pregnant dog gives calcium to the puppies. When calcium stores go away, her general condition worsens.
The following are symptoms of calcium deficiency:
The dog falls on its hind legs, lameness, trembling of the extremities are observed, and the process of changing teeth in puppies is also lost;
The coordination of movements is disturbed, the pupils are narrowed, lethargy, weakness, refusal to eat;
The temperature rises to 40-41 °;
Breathing quickens, shortness of breath, tachycardia occurs;
Postpartum hypocalcemia is accompanied by indifferent relationships or even abandonment of puppies. In order not to deplete the mother, babies should be transferred to artificial feeding. (the disease does not appear immediately, so after giving birth you need to pay a lot of attention to the lactating bitch). Continue reading