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Pet Care

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Dogs and Puppies

 
RULES FOR PUPPY CARE

Rule 1:-
Training starts on day one:
It’s never too early to start training your puppy through training your dog will learn to understand what you expect of him and be better equipped to fit into his environment.

Rule 2:-
A pupply needs a balanced diet:
What you feed your puppy really matters, in fact, he needs special nutrition with just the right amounts of protein, fats, minerals and vitamins and always make sure your puppy gets plenty of fresh clean water.

Rule 3:-
Keep your puppy well groomed:

Start grooming your puppy at an early age. The earlier your dog gets to know the procedure, the more readily he will get used to it.

Rule 4:-
Puppies need regular dental care:

Taking care of your puppy’s teeth now will prevent a lot of problems later on in his life. In fact, the number one health problem for dogs, is periodontal disease. So start brushing your puppy’s teeth now.

Rule 5:-
Exercise your puppy daily:
Part of the normal routine for a healthy puppy is regular exercise. The amount your dog needs will depend not only on his size, but also on his breed.
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Rule 6:-
Regular vet check ups is a must: -
Your puppy in home, you should take him into the vet within the next day or so far an overall check up. When your puppy reaches adulthood, at least one visit a year is required to ensure his ongoing good health.

Rule 7: -
Give your puppy home health checks:
You can play a big role in keeping your puppy healthy by doing health check ups at home. Frequently check his weight, coat and skin, eyes and ears, teeth and guns to prevent small problems from turning into big ones.

Rule 8: -
Introduce your puppy to other dogs:
One of the best ways to teach good canine manners is to allow your puppy to interact with an adult dog. Most adult dogs won’t be aggressive though some times, a big dog will find a way to put a puppy in its place. Perhaps with a growl or a snap.

Rule 9: -
Reward good behaviour:
Positive reinforcement is a powerful way to make your puppy a well-behaved member of your family. Reward him with a treat or praise when he does what you tell him.

Rule 10: -
Be patient:
Raising a puppy requires a lot of love and patience. Educate yourself by reading, talking to other dog owners and communicating with your vet. This will eliminate many “Surprise” along the way, and will help you build a strong enduring relationship with your puppy.

Training your pet
Every dog owner has a responsibility to train his pet to be well behaved and disciplined member of the community.
Training your puppy to come, sit, lie down and stay down are most important both for the safety of your dog and for harmonious relations with family, friends and outside the home. A disobedient uncontrollable dog is a nuisance and can be a menace for you and your family.
Generally professional training should be started around 4 to 5 months of your pet’s age. But your puppy can be trained from the first month of age onwards.

Teaching his name
First teach your puppy his name by using it frequently. He will soon understand that when you or any one else says his name your mean him. The dog’s name should be of double sounding in nature “Tiger” “Rambo” and so on.


Collar and Leash:
Get your puppy accustomed to collar and leash. Start with a narrow, soft collar at first and allow it wear constantly. Attach a light lead and allow it to drag for few days. Then by gently holding it walk along the pup so that it can’t feel the lead too much.


Sit:
“Sit” can sometimes be taught using a non-physical method. Hold some biscuits in the hand and show it to him. The pup will be interested in the hand and will watch it. Move the hand back over the pups head. While it is watching the hand. This act probably cause him to sit. When he does so, say sit.

Training for obedience: The dog should be taught to understand the common instruction by practice like sitting down, lying down, getting up, go fetch, bark and like forelimbs.

What's not good for your dog's diet

As a dog owner, we all want what's best for our dog. With the newest reports about the proper diet for your dog, they should have  carbohydrates, vegtables, etc., more and more dog owners are giving  their dog table scraps
without realizing that there are certain foods a dog should never have.Before you put your left-overs in your dog's  bowl be sure to read the top ten foods they shouldn't eat.

       1. Chocolate - To dogs, chocolate acts as a stimulant, making your dog's heartbeat accelerate or beat irregularly, leading to seizures and even cardiac arrest. To compound things further, it also acts as a  severe
diuretic, causing frequent urination, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.  If you even suspect your dog has consumed chocolate, take him to an  animal hospital immediately.

       2. Grapes and Raisins - Grapes and raisins create havoc with your dog's kidneys and digestive system. What's worse is that the amount of grapes needed  to cause problems can vary greatly among individual dogs.
Symptoms  include frequent urination, vomiting, and diarrhea.

       3. Onions - Onions cause the breakdown of a dog's red blood cells, which deprives his cells of much-needed oxygen. If you're in the habit  of feeding your dog table scraps, make sure the dish was not prepared  with onions, as the effects can be cumulative over a period of time.  Symptoms can vary greatly, ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to loss  of appetite, fever, or exhaustion.

       4. Macadamia Nuts - While the exact chemical compound is still unknown, even a small amount of macadamia nuts can cause fever,  irregular heartbeat, seizures, or mild paralysis.

       5. Alcoholic Beverages - Dogs' physiologies are not equipped to handle alcohol consumption. They are extremely susceptible to alcohol poisoning, and even small amounts can lead to digestive problems or  even death.

       6. Bread Dough - Because it is soft, dogs will often swallow the dough without chewing it. When the dough hits your dog's stomach, his  body heat will cause the dough to rise inside his stomach. This rising  action can cause bloating or vomiting. To compound things further, the  rising action creates alcohol as a by-product, and your dog may  experience the symptoms listed in the previous paragraph.

       7. Caffeinated Beverages - Similar to the effects of chocolate, caffeine is a stimulant and can negatively impact your dog's heart rate, causing seizures or heart attacks.

       8. Avocadoes- Avocadoes are toxic to many animals. The offensive chemical damages heart, lung, and other essential tissues. Be aware  since guacamole's main ingredient is avocado, that you keep any such  dips well
out of your dog's reach.

       9. Pitted Fruits - (Peaches, Pears, Cherries, and Apricots) The pits of these fruits contain small doses of cyanide, which can be fatal  to smaller dogs. Also, if the pit is swallowed whole, it may become  lodged in the intestinal tract, where the blockage will have to be surgically removed.

       10. Raw Fish - Raw fish, especially salmon, can contain parasites, usually fluke larvae. The dog consumes the fish, and the larvae hatch  in your dog's digestive tract, attaching themselves to his intestinal  walls. Symptoms can take up to a week to exhibit and usually mimic  other canine diseases, such as distemper or parvovirus. The hazard here  is misdiagnosis by the veterinarian, leading to an improper or  ineffective treatment. If you choose to feed your dog fish, be sure to  cook it thoroughly to kill any bad critters that could be hiding inside.

       This is of vital information for your dog care. If you want your dog to have the proper diet, take a small amount of what your making  before you add the onions and the extra spices and make him up his own little plate and add it with his dog food.