At birth the body of the puppy is experiencing a lot of stress, because he received the energy necessary for development from mother, and now he begins to breathe, to eat independently, yet their mother’s milk. And in the future he will need to go on a regular adult dog foods. And with each step, the role of man.I am writing this material based on experience feeding puppies of the boxer. but in principle they are suitable for puppies of all breeds of dogs.
What to feed a puppy?
Remember that taking any decisions about feeding, if you have no practical experience, be sure to consult with your veterinarian or breeder – will always help! Let’s conditionally divide the development of the puppy for several periods
After birth it is important to allow the mother to give the okay to get a puppy, it is not only hygiene and protection from disease, but stimulation of the intestine. After that, you can put the puppy to his mother, he has an innate sucking reflex and he knows what to do. Colostrum or first milk, in addition to the nutrients, and passes the mother’s immunity to the puppy. Most dairy nipples is the latest. Among puppies, especially in large litters there is an active struggle for survival from the earliest days. So you definitely have to ponder them, Continue reading
Bathe no more often than once a month not to damage the skin’s natural moisture balance of the animal. Glycerol, vaseline and soap or special shampoos that you can buy at the pet store or veterinary pharmacy.
To trim the claws as the claws grow, in order to avoid twisting, ingrown and breaking. The first procedure should be carried out under the supervision of a veterinarian. When self-grooming, you can damage the claw, resulting in cracks, wounds. You can also cause emotional distress to an animal (particularly sensitive to procedure cats), which will certainly affect his health.
Wipe your eyes and clean your ears as pollution, special lotions, which also can be purchased at a pet store or veterinary pharmacy. With redness of eyes, ears, abundant revealing the secret that you are itching, you must consult your veterinarian.
Comb to remove dead hairs, to avoid tangling. If the tangles form very often and very quickly, you should contact the veterinarian: possibly impaired metabolism, lack of vitamins, or in the body occur some changes. Continue reading
Dry food is firmly established in a dog’s diet and make life easier for dog owners. And, yet, many adhere to traditional natural food, believe that when I see what to feed the dog and feel more confident.
If You decide to feed your puppy dry food, do not skimp by buying cheap bags in supermarkets and market stalls. Replacement natural food your dog will provide feed only super premium foods and premium. They are more expensive, but a single piece of quality feed less than recommended when using dry mixes. When the dog dry food is suitable, it retains the shape (moderately fat), with a shiny and healthy coat. We tried a sufficient quantity of feed, and opted for Royal Canin . Read more about aft here .
The Council. To combine dry food with natural absolutely forbid many veterinarians and sovetuete most professional breeders. With this mixture the stomach and liver dog dose get unbalanced and suffer from the load.
THE MODE OF FEEDING. The number of feedings in 8-12 weeks – four to five times a day, from 12 weeks to six months – three times a day. Continue reading