The most complete information regarding the personality characteristics of puppies can be obtained as a result of special tests. Babies aged 6 to 8 weeks can be objectively checked for fear of loud sounds, pain threshold, nervousness, dominance, the presence or absence of hunting and protective instincts.
For testing puppies, dog breeders recommend using the Campbell comprehensive test, which allows you to fairly accurately identify the characteristics of the dog’s psyche even at such a young age and give advice on the suitability of the animal for certain activities. The tests are carried out in a quiet unfamiliar place, so that nothing distracts the puppies. The person conducting the test should follow the prescribed actions very accurately, while carefully observing the babies, but stroking and talking with them is prohibited. The test consists of 5 points. 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
After numerous consultations and the search for a four-legged friend, the happy owner is looking forward to a meeting to be held in the near future. Theoretically, he is clearly savvy, but practice sometimes reveals something else. To help this article.
When choosing a puppy, you need to pay attention to his behavior, he must be active and inquisitive. Too shy or aggressive is not an option. Pay attention to the general view. A wet cold nose, clean eyes, without secretions, the condition of the skin, coat, ears speak about the physical health of the baby. A tight physique, even limbs are the main indicators of the breed.
The breeder must provide documents. This is a metric certified by the club’s seal and signed by the person who described the offspring. It contains detailed information about the puppy, its parents, and information about the nursery or breeder. Also, the veterinary passport with marks about vaccination and deworming is certified by the seal of the veterinary institution. Continue reading