And then the baby found himself in your house. He faces a difficult task – to grow into a healthy, obedient and efficient dog. And it is you who should help in this – the owner, tutor, teacher, defender, doctor and friend. The growing up of a dog under your constant control can be compared to the work of a sculptor, who carves a magnificent statue from marble. And you need to start this work as early as possible. Better – from the first days of the appearance of a puppy in your home. The results of your joint efforts will not slow down to manifest. You will see, day after day, how your four-legged friend grows, becoming bigger, stronger, smarter and more and more attached to you.
Remember: a puppy should not be taken outside until the entire vaccination complex has been given to it (see “Caring for the puppy’s health”). Take him to the room that is specially prepared for the new tenant. As a rule, as soon as the baby is put on the floor, the first thing he “marks” by letting a puddle. Then he continues the ritual of acquaintance with the new territory, necessary for all animals. At these moments, the baby’s brain does an unprecedented amount of work, processing a huge amount of unfamiliar odors, sounds and visual images. Do not bother him, wait until he gets a little comfortable. Continue reading
The recommended dry feed rate is usually indicated on the packaging by the manufacturer. Keep in mind that when feeding a dog with Super Premium food, you need half the daily norm than when using less expensive Economy class food.
With traditional homemade food, the amount of feed eaten is regulated by the dog’s appetite. The biological mechanism itself, which provides targeted behavior to meet the needs of the body in substances coming from food, must in its function control the optimal nutrition of the animal. However, this regulatory system is very sensitive to all kinds of influences and can be disrupted, like any physiological mechanism of self-regulation. Four-legged pets are so spoiled in their food preferences that they eat only one type of food, the usefulness of which can be called into question. According to scientists, the real reasons for food preferences and their changes do not always lie in the desire to satisfy the urgent needs of the body for certain food substances. Often this is a behavioral problem, exacerbated by the erroneous actions of the owners. Continue reading
It seems that each of us was faced with a situation where, for example, a little kitten was screaming heart-rendingly all night at the windows of a house, or a homeless tiny puppy was spinning at his feet near a store, hungry and frozen … Unfortunately, very many simply passed by, not paying attention or pretending not to notice the baby. Meanwhile, life was warm in a small calf, and, with hope running up to each person, the animal saw him as its savior. And indeed, it is in our power to help our smaller brothers, because it is not necessary that help should be taken to his home forever – no, you can feed, go out the animal and just give it in good hands, everyone can do it!
Another thing is if puppies were born in your family, and their mother either refused to feed them and look after them, or she does not have or is not enough milk. In this case, you will have to take full responsibility for the care and feeding of the babies. If you show more initiative and responsibility, then in two weeks you will be able to admire your well-fed and beginners to show curiosity to the outside world of pets. Continue reading