Keep the dog clean. Every day, comb the hair with a sparse comb, and smooth-haired dogs with a stiff hair brush. At the same time, dirt and dust are removed, as well as dead hair (they renew themselves twice a year). A dog should be washed rarely, once every 35-45 days, and not with soap, because it washes away the protective grease film on the skin; therefore, the animal’s hair loses its luster, the hair becomes brittle, worse retain heat. In addition, itching, scratching, and, as a result, skin diseases can appear.
It is best to use zoo shampoo or foam of diluted Baby Soap. During bathing, in order to avoid water getting into the ears, cotton swabs soaked in cream should be inserted into the ear canal. If necessary (from souring, inflammation), the eyes should be washed with a 2-3% solution of boric acid (1 hour spoon in a glass of boiled water). Once a week, it is recommended to wipe your ears with a 10% solution of tannin alcohol. The claws of the puppy are trimmed as needed, but they are done very carefully so as not to injure the soft tissues of the paws and cause bleeding. It is better to do this periodically in a veterinary clinic.
The growing hair in dogs of some breeds is trimmed, others are plucked out (this is called trimming). If you do not have sufficient experience in cutting animals, contact a special hairdresser, whose address can be found in the nearest dog breeding club.
From the age of one month, the puppy is taught to walk on demand: at first 4-5 times a day, and later at least two. As soon as he grows up, you need to walk at least an hour with him in the morning and evening, providing the opportunity to frolic, run. However, leaving a dog unattended during a walk is doom to her misfortune: she can fall into the trap for stray dogs, become a victim of an accident, be stolen, and also communicate with unowned animals and become infected with an infectious disease.
A puppy is raised literally from the first day of stay in the house. The main thing is a reasonable combination of patience, affection and exactingness. You can’t beat a puppy, for spite you can only spank it lightly. If the pet falls asleep badly, you need to warm it, put a heating pad wrapped in cloth under it, but in no case take it to your bed or in your arms. Your ward will quickly get used to it and henceforth will not want to rest on their own. You should not cover him with a blanket, because when the covers slip, the puppy will whimper plaintively and involuntarily wake the owner (who probably will not express enthusiasm!).
Having determined the place, a puppy should be put there several times, saying: Place, place! And do it every day until he gets used to it. Gradually, as they grow up, the number of teams increase. First of all, it concerns the prohibitive: It is impossible !, Fu !, then the imperative: Come to me !, Sit !, Lie !, Aport !, Show your teeth! etc.
It is important to accustom the baby to cleanliness. If you notice that the puppy sits down in place, sniffs the floor intensely, you need to immediately bring him to the yard, even if he has already managed to stain.
From 3-4 months of age it is necessary to begin acquaintance of a puppy with a collar, from 5 – to accustom to a muzzle. Do this, gradually increasing the time the animal stays in such armor.
Sun and heat stroke in dogs
Four-legged can also overheat in the sun or receive heat stroke. And this is regardless of breed, age category, gender or color. If you do not provide assistance on time, the condition of the pet may worsen and the result will be a fatal outcome ….
Anti-scratches for cats and kitties
Pets are not only affectionate and murmuring creatures, but also, in the first place, animals with their instincts. They mark territory, hunt, hiss and release claws. Despite the fact that some cats are domestic and do not go out at all, this …
Why do I need dog clothes
Clothing for dogs is divided into practical and decorative, with each subgroup specific to the destination, styles and materials. Practical clothing is functional, has a minimum of decorative details and is comfortable for an animal, while the main function of decorative clothing is decoration ….
How to care for the short hair of dogs and cats?
One of the main criteria for choosing a pet is the length of its coat. It is believed that shorthair cats and dogs require less care ….
How to feed a puppy
Brought into the house, the puppy from the first day requires great care and attention. Torn away from maternal affection, heat and milk, the baby feels lonely and helpless. Therefore, you need to create the most favorable environment for him. And then you will be convinced of the justice given …