Care Tips For Basset Artesien Normand Owners

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Basset Artesien Normand, Dogs, Pets | 0 comments


basset artesien normand care tipsOwning dogs, especially providing care for the basset artesien normand, is a specialty of people. Zoologists speculate dogs were first domesticated between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago—and that all dogs evolved from wolves. Since then, people have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, which vary in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, whose 3-foot stature earns them the distinction of the tallest pooch. However, the most preferred pooches are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mixed-breeds. The basset artesien normand is also a favorite pick with dog owners. Many owners are oblivious, however, of many crucial basset artesien normand care tips.

General health care cost for your basset artesien normand

The annual cost of providing for the basset artesien normand—including nutrition, to doctor bills, toys and license—could vary between four hundred twenty and $780. This doesn’t even include capital costs for spay/neuter procedures, dog collar and a leash, dog carrier and dog crate. Tip: Make sure you have obtained all your items before getting your basset artesien normand home.

General basset artesien normand Care

Feeding your basset artesien normand

  • basset artesien normand puppies between 8 and twelve weeks need 4 bowls of food per day.
  • Feed basset artesien normand pups 3 to 6 months old three meals every twenty-four hour period.
  • Feed pups 6 months to 1 year old two bowls of food daily.
  • By the time your basset artesien normand reaches his or her first birthday, one feeding each day is enough.
  • Some adult basset artesien normands, however, do better with two lighter meals. It is your job to adapt to your basset artesien normand’s eating habits.

High-quality dry food provides balanced nutrition to adult basset artesien normands and can mix with broth, water, or canned food. Your basset artesien normand may love cooked eggs, cottage cheese, and fruits and vegetables, but these should be less than ten percent of his or her daily allowance. basset artesien normand puppies must be given excellent-quality, brand-name puppy food. You should try to cut down on “people food”, however, since it can cause vitamin and mineral imbalances, bone and teeth problems, and might lead to extremely finicky eating habits as well as obesity. Give clean, potable water exclusively, and make certain to wash water and food dishes frequently.

basset artesien normand Care Tips: Make sure to get your basset artesien normand some daily physical activity

basset artesien normands must have some daily physical activity to stay in shape, recharge their brains, and stay healthy. Daily exercise also really helps basset artesien normands fight boredom, which would often lead to difficult behavior. A little fun and games will quench most of your basset artesien normand’s desires to dig, chase, herd, chew and retrieve. Exercise needs are dependent on your basset artesien normand’s level of health and his or her age—but 10 minutes in back of the house and just a couple of walks around the block every day probably isn’t enough. If your basset artesien normand is a 6 to 18 month adolescent, his requirements will be a little greater.

Grooming tips for basset artesien normands

You can help keep your basset artesien normand clean and reduce shedding with regular brushing. Inspect for ticks and fleas every day during the summer or other warm weather. Many basset artesien normands don’t need to be bathed more than a few times during the year. Before the bath, comb or cut out any mats from the basset artesien normand’s coat. Carefully rinse all soap from the coat, or the dirt will stick to the soap.

How to Handle Your basset artesien normand

Puppies are obviously easier to handle. To carry your basset artesien normand pup, take one hand and put it beneath your dog’s chest, either with your forearm or other hand supporting his or her back legs and rear. Don’t ever try to grab or lift your puppy by her forelegs, tail or back of the neck. When you have to pick up a larger, full-grown basset artesien normand, pick it up from the underside, bracing his chest with 1 arm and rear end with your other.

How to House the basset artesien normand

Your basset artesien normand needs a comfy peaceful location to sleep apart from all the drafts and away from the floor. You might want to think about buying a doggie bed, or feel like making one out of a wooden box. Place a clean blanket, comforter, sheet, or pillow in the bed for cushioning. Wash your basset artesien normand’s bedding frequently. If your basset artesien normand will be spending a lot of time outdoors, be certain she has plenty of cool water and covering in hot weather, and a warm, dry, covered area in the cold.

basset artesien normand Identification

Your area has licensing regulations to follow. Make certain to attach the license to your basset artesien normand’s collar. The license, along with an ID tag, can help you recover your basset artesien normand should she go missing.

basset artesien normand Behavior Info

Thoughts on basset artesien normand Training

A well-behaved, companion basset artesien normand is truly a blessing to have. However, when untrained, your basset artesien normand can easily be a lot of trouble. Teaching your basset artesien normand the standards—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—will strengthen the relationship both with your dog as well as your neighbors. If you’re the owner of a pup, begin teaching her the appropriate responses as soon as possible! Use a snack as an incentive and a reward. Pups should commence obedience classes when they have been adequately vaccinated. Call your local SPCA or humane society for training schools. It is wise to keep your basset artesien normand leashed while in public, even as a pup. Be sure your dog will come to you when you say. A disobedient or aggressive basset artesien normand shouldn’t play with other people.

Knowing Your basset artesien normand’s Health

Your basset artesien normand should visit the veterinarian for a complete diagnosis, shots and heartworm screening annualy, and as soon as possible when he is injured or sick.

basset artesien normand Oral Health

While many of us might object to our basset artesien normand’s bad breath, we must be aware of what it may represent. Foul breath usually means that your basset artesien normand should get a dental check up. Plaque due to germs results in a terrible smell that requires treatment by a professional. After you give your basset artesien normand a professional cleaning, her teeth and gums may be be preserved in a healthy state by brushing the teeth regularly, feeding a specially formulated dental diet and treats, and avoiding table scraps. The vet can provide you with other advice on eradicating dental problems as well as halitosis. You can brush the basset artesien normand’s teeth using a dog toothpaste or a baking-soda-and-water paste twice weekly. Use a child’s soft toothbrush, a gauze pad or a piece of nylon stocking stretched over your finger. Periodontal disease,which is an infection between the tooth and the gum, often affects basset artesien normands. Frequently, tooth loss happens because of periodontal infection. Infection can possibly also spread to other areas of your basset artesien normand’s body. The veterinarian will usually clean the basset artesien normand’s teeth as part of his regular health screening.

basset artesien normand Breath Gone Wild!

If your basset artesien normand has halitosis, gum disease may simply be a symptom of another health problem. Liver or intestinal diseases sometimes also cause halitosis, while a fruity, sweet smell may usually be a sign of diabetes. When your basset artesien normand’s breath smells of urine or ammonia, kidney disease might be the cause. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your basset artesien normand has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.

Fleas and Ticks in basset artesien normands

When it’s warm, it’s of utmost importance for you to perform daily checks of your basset artesien normand for fleas and ticks. Use a flea comb to remove and find fleas. There are numerous new methods of tick and flea reduction. Consult your veterinarian about these and other options.

basset artesien normands With Heartworm Issues

Your basset artesien normand is at risk of contracting heartworms if he is exposed to mosquitoes often. Mosquitoes carry this parasite from dog to dog. Many basset artesien normands die each year because of heartworms. It’s extremely important that you ensure your basset artesien normand submits to a blood screening for worms annually each spring. It is recommended that you give your basset artesien normand a once-a-month tablet throughout mosquito season to protect her from heartworms. If ever you vacation south with your basset artesien normand during the winter, he ought to be on the preventive medicine during the trip. In some of the more moderate areas, vets recommend preventive heartworm medication throughout the year.

Poisons and Medications

Never, ever give your basset artesien normand medication that hasn’t been prescribed by her vet. Did you know that one regular-strength ibuprofen caplet causes ulcers in basset artesien normands? Keep rat poison and other rodenticides away from your basset artesien normand. When you have reason to think your doggie has ingested a poisonous substance, call the vet or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for twenty-four-hour animal poison information.

Spaying and Neutering basset artesien normands

Female basset artesien normands should be spayed—which is the extraction of the ovaries and uterus—and males neutered—extraction of the testes—by six months old. You will usually significantly reduce your female basset artesien normand’s chance of breast cancer by spaying prior to adulthood. Spaying also eliminates the possibility of an infected uterus, a very serious issue in more mature females that requires intensive medical care. Neutering male basset artesien normands prevents prostate diseases, certain types of aggressions and some hernias.

basset artesien normand Shots

  • The combo vaccine (also called a “5-in-one shot”) should be given to your basset artesien normand at 2, 3, and 4 months old and then once per year. This shot protects your basset artesien normand puppy from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. Your basset artesien normand puppy’s immunization regimen cannot be completed before four months old.
  • If you have the rare basset artesien normand who has not been immunized and is older than four or 5 months, he will need a set of 2 immunizations given 2 to 3 weeks apart, followed by a yearly immunization.
  • Your basset artesien normand puppy’s innoculations should coincide with her socialization program. Most vets advise that new owners bring their basset artesien normand puppies to socialization courses, as early as eight to 9 weeks old. At this age, they should have received at least their first vaccinations.

Rules are so different around the country, that it’s best to contact your neighborhood doctor for rabies innoculation information. For example, in NYC, the law requires any pets older than three months must be vaccinated for rabies. After the first shot, he must have a second vaccination the next year, and then every three years. There are a variety of vaccines that are effective for your basset artesien normand. Ask your basset artesien normand’s vet for his recommendation. Please be aware, if your basset artesien normand gets ill because he is not vaccinated, the innoculation should be taken once your pet has recovered.

Intestinal Worms in basset artesien normands

basset artesien normands are commonly exposed to worms—in all areas, both rural and urban. Eggs that carry hookworms and roundworms are transmitted through a basset artesien normand’s stool. Even the healthiest of basset artesien normand puppies carry roundworms or hookworms. Getting an accurate, early diagnosis is the secret to treatment. This will make sure that the treatment is effective against the worms your dog has. A dewormer that eliminates roundworms, for example, won’t kill tapeworms. Your basset artesien normand’s doctor can best figure out the culprit—and assign the appropriate medication.

basset artesien normand Care Tips: Additional Information

Checklist of basset artesien normand Supplies

  • High-quality dog food and treats specifically designed for basset artesien normands and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food bowl
  • Water dish
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Brush & comb for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Quality leash
  • Carrier (for pups)
  • Crate for training
  • Dog bed or box with sheet or towel
  • Dog toothbrush

The no-no list

Never feed your basset artesien normand the following:

  • Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
  • Chocolate, tea, coffee, or any other caffeinated foods
  • Raisins & grapes
  • Spoiled or moldy food of any kind
  • Onions, chives & garlic
  • Poultry bones
  • Salt or salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit and stems
  • Dough

Final Thoughts

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured place, keep your basset artesien normand on a leash at all times. And please, when your basset artesien normand defecates on your neighbor’s lawn, clean it up! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about basset artesien normands

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