How to care for a dog?
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If you decide to have a dog, then you need toall seriously realize that the new pet will depend entirely on you, it is you who will be responsible for it. Therefore it is important to know how to properly care for a dog.
the washing up
Since dogs spend a lot of time on the street,then caring for these animals, in the first place, includes washing. To wash the dog, you need to use special types of shampoo. Do not neglect them, because the use of non-specialized means to care for the pet's hair deprives his skin of normal fat, which leads to dry skin, as well as the appearance of cracks on it. Also it is not recommended to wash the dog often. This can lead to hypertrophy of the fat glands. As a result, dysfunction of fat glands occurs, which contributes to the development of skin diseases. It is for these reasons that it will be right to wash the dog no more often than once in 2 months. Dogs with long decorative wool are allowed to wash 2 times a month, but not more. Still it is necessary to tell, that cost of shampoos for decorative breeds of dogs is high enough, and if you are going to prepare such dog for an exhibition its "cosmetic bag" most likely will manage to owners more dearly a solid set of cosmetics for very exacting woman.
Care of claws
Dogs living at home,need regular care for their claws. During the procedure for cutting the claws, one should be extremely careful and attentive, since if the claws are cut off too shortly, their roots may become inflamed. It is best to use a special device for cutting the claws, which will help to avoid cracks and delamination of the nail. These "kogterezki" are sold in all pet stores and are quite inexpensive.
Cutting and trimming
It is worth mentioning how to take care of a dog withlong hair, for them are mandatory procedures such as haircut and trimming. Grooming dogs is necessary not only to remove dead hair, but also to give a certain form of breed standards. Trimming is able to ensure uniform growth of the wool cover, as well as uniformity of the wool structure. In a regular haircut, dogs with long or medium length hair are needed.
Care of the ears
Dogs with thick and shaggy hair requirespecial care for the ears. In such dogs, the hair on the ears should be periodically disassembled, combed and shortened. Sometimes the growth of the coat can be observed even inside the ear. In this case, you must regularly pull out of the auditory canal dead hair. Otherwise, clogging of the ear and its inflammation can form.
How to take care of a pregnant dog
Dog during pregnancy is very acuteneeds good care. First of all, it is necessary to provide her with high-quality and high-grade food. However, in case your dog is not thin, it will be better to limit her diet with the help of porridges. In the first month of pregnancy the animal should be fed in the usual way: in the morning and in the evening. In the diet must necessarily include cottage cheese, grated vegetables (except cabbage), raw meat, milk porridge, boiled liver. Large dogs can be given 2-3 times a week a small amount of marine fish without bones. In addition, minerals such as calcium gluconate, calcium glycerophosphate, calcium phosphate in powders and tablets, as well as vitamins of groups A, B, C, E and D should be added to food. We should try to walk the dog as often as possible - at least 2 -3 hours a day. However, you should ensure that the animal is not overtired, and in the cold season - not supercooled. It is also necessary to ensure that the dog does not lead a very active life. It should be noted that at the 7th week of pregnancy, the animal should be taken out to the street several times a day, as the number of feedings will increase up to 4 times a day, and besides, the growing uterus starts to press on the bladder and the stomach of the dog.
How to care for a Chihuahua dog
Chihuahua is a pet dog, tinysizes, which the owners practically do not let out of their hands. But, despite its size and apparent unpretentiousness, caring for this animal requires constant efforts. In addition to walking and regular feeding, from time to time it is necessary to conduct "beauty sessions" for your pet, which include the following nuances:
- During washing, you should closely monitor theso that the water does not get into the ears of the Chihuahua. In addition, you need to apply a very small amount of shampoo, otherwise the animal may have dandruff.
- It is necessary to regularly check your pet for the presence of worms and give him preventive measures.
- Do not forget to vaccinate and vaccinate the animal in time.
- Make sure your pet walksin the open air. However, it should be taken into account that at the first walks it is not recommended to lower the chihuahua from your hands, as it will need to get used to a new atmosphere and get comfortable. For walks in the cold season it is necessary to buy warm clothes for the pet.
And most importantly, remember that we are responsible for those who have tamed, treat your dog well, and you will see that there is no more faithful being!