Care Tips For Canaan Dog Owners

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Canaan Dog, Dogs, Pets | 0 comments

canaan dog care tipsOwning dogs, especially taking care of the canaan dog, is a specialty of humans across the world. Some historians speculate that dogs were first domesticated between twelve thousand and 25,000 years ago—and that dogs evolved from wolves. Since those days, we have selectively bred more than 400 different breeds, varying in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, whose three-ft stature earns them the title of tallest dog. However, the most popular pooches are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The canaan dog is also a popular choice among canine owners. Some owners are oblivious, however, of many common canaan dog care tips.

Typical cost of care for your canaan dog

The yearly cost of providing for your canaan dog—which includes everything from food, veterinary care, toys and license—could vary between $420 and $780. This is not even accounting for capital costs for spay/neuter procedures, dog collar and leash, a dog carrier and a doggie crate. Note: Make sure you have obtained all your supplies before you bring your canaan dog home for the 1st time.

Typical canaan dog Care

Feeding your canaan dog

  • canaan dog pups between eight and 12 weeks old need 4 meals every twenty-four hours.
  • canaan dog pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed 3 meals in a day.
  • Feed puppies six months to 1 year two times a day.
  • By the time the canaan dog hits his or her first birthday, one bowl in a day is sufficient.
  • Many times adult canaan dogs, however, prefer 2 lighter meals. It is your job to adapt to your canaan dog’s eating tendencies.

Premium-quality dry dogfood provides a well-rounded diet for adult canaan dogs and can mix with canned food, water, or broth. Your canaan dog may like cottage cheese, fruits and vegetables, and cooked eggs, but these shouldn’t add up to more than 10 percent of her daily food allowance. canaan dog puppies must be given top-quality, name brand puppy food. You should try to cut down on “people food”, however, because it can result in vitamin and mineral imbalances, bone and teeth problems, and may lead to extremely picky eating habits as well as obesity. Give fresh, potable water always, and be sure to clean food and water bowls daily.

canaan dog Care Tips: Make sure to give your canaan dog some daily exercise

canaan dogs need daily physical activity in order to stay healthy, stimulate their minds, and maintain their health. Daily exercise also really helps canaan dogs fight boredom, which has the potential to lead to naughty behavior. Going outside would curb many of your canaan dog’s instinctual urges to retrieve, dig, chew, chase and herd. Activity needs are dependent on your canaan dog’s level of health and his or her age—but a couple of walks down the street every day and 10 minutes in back of the house probably won’t do. If your canaan dog is a six to eighteen month adolescent, his requirements will be higher.

canaan dog Grooming Tips

Frequent brushing will help keep your canaan dog clean and reduce shedding. Check for ticks and fleas daily during the summer or other warm weather. Most canaan dogs don’t need to be bathed more than a few times during the year. Before a bath, comb or cut out any and all mats from the canaan dog’s hair. Carefully rinse all soap out of the coat, or dirt will stick to the soap.

Handling Your canaan dog

Pups, as opposed to adults, are obviously easier to manage. While carrying your canaan dog puppy, take 1 hand and put it under your dog’s chest, either with the forearm or your other hand supporting his or her hind legs and rear. Don’t ever attempt to grab or lift your puppy by his or her front legs, back of the neck or tail. If you must lift a larger, full-grown canaan dog, pick it up from underneath, holding his or her chest with one arm and rear end with the other.

How to House your canaan dog

Your canaan dog needs a comfortable quiet place to relax away from all breezes and off the floor or ground. You may want to think about purchasing a dog bed, or prefer making one out of a wood box. Place a clean sheet, blanket, or pillow in the bed as cushion. Wash your canaan dog’s bedding frequently. If your canaan dog will be outdoors often, be certain she has access to shade and plenty of cool water in hot weather, and a warm, dry, covered area in the cold.

Licensing and Identification for canaan dogs

There are licensing rules to follow in your town. You should connect the license to your canaan dog’s collar. This, together with an identification tattoo or tag, can help secure your canaan dog’s return should he go missing.

Information on canaan dog Behavior

canaan dog Training

Well-mannered, companion canaan dogs can be a a joy. But when untrained, your canaan dog can possibly be a big pain. Teaching your canaan dog the standards—”Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, and “Leave it”—will strengthen your relationship with both the dog and your relatives. If you’re the owner of a pup, begin teaching her the appropriate responses ASAP! Meals can be used as incentive and a reward. Pups can commence obedience classes when they are sufficiently vaccinated. Contact the local humane society or SPCA for information about training courses. It is best to keep your canaan dog on a leash when, even as a puppy. Be sure your doggie will come back to you at all times whenever you tell him. A disobedient or aggressive canaan dog shouldn’t play with other people.

The Health of Your canaan dog

Your canaan dog should visit the vet for a full examination, immunizations and heartworm test every year, and promptly if he is injured or ill.

The Oral Health of Your canaan dog

While many of us might simply dislike our canaan dog’s bad breath, it’s important to be aware of what it may mean. Halitosis is a symptom that your canaan dog is in need of a dental screening. Dental plaque , which is caused by germs brings a foul stench that can only be cured with professional treatment. Once you have given your canaan dog a cleaning done by a professional, her teeth and gums may be maintained in a healthy state by feeding a special diet focused on dental health, eliminating table food, and regular brushing. The vet can provide you with more guidance on minimizing dental diseases as well as halitosis. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your canaan dog’s teeth. Use a child’s soft toothbrush, a gauze pad or a piece of nylon pantyhose stretched over your finger. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, often affects canaan dogs. Often, loss of teeth happens due to gum disease. Infections can sometimes also propagate to other areas of your canaan dog’s body. The doctor will sometimes clean your canaan dog’s teeth during her regular health examination.

canaan dog Halitosis

If your canaan dog has foul breath, gum disease may just be the tip of the iceberg as far as his health issues. A fruity, even pleasant smell can usually be a sign of diabetes, while intestinal or liver diseases may cause foul breath. Kidney disease is a possible reason if your canaan dog’s breath smells like ammonia or urine. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your canaan dog has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.

Dealing with Fleas and Ticks in canaan dogs

In the warm seasons, it’s important for you to perform daily checks of your canaan dog for fleas and ticks. Find fleas using a flea comb. There are several new technologies of flea and tick elimination. Speak with your veterinarian about his recommendations.

Heartworm problems in canaan dogs

This parasite resides in the heart and passes from a contaminated dog to your canaan dog by way of mosquitoes. Several canaan dogs die each year as a result of heartworm infections. It is critical you make sure your canaan dog takes a blood test for this parasite each year during the spring. A monthly pill given throughout mosquito season can help to protect your canaan dog. Should you ever vacation in warmer climates with your canaan dog during the winter, your dog should be on the preventive medicine during the trip. In some milder locations, vets advise preventative worm medication be taken continuously.

Toxins and Medicines

Do not ever give your canaan dog medication that has not been prescribed by his veterinarian. Just one ibuprofen tablet can possibly initiate stomach ulcers in canaan dogs. Keep rat poison and other rodenticides away from your canaan dog. When you have reason to suspect your doggie has consumed a toxin, immediately call your vet or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for twenty-four-hr. animal poison help.

canaan dog Sterilization Operations

It is recommended that male canaan dogs should be neutered – the extraction of the testes – and females spayed – the extraction of the uterus and ovaries – by 6 months of age. You will significantly diminish your female canaan dog’s chance of breast cancer by spaying prior to adulthood. Spaying also eradicates the chance of an infected uterus, a very serious condition in more mature females that requires intensive medical care and surgery. Prostate diseases, testicular cancer, certain aggressive behavior and some hernias are preventable by neutering males.

canaan dog Immunizing

  • The combo vaccine (also called the “five-in-1 shot”) needs to be given to your canaan dog at 2, 3, and 4 months old and again once each year. This immunization immunizes your pup from hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and distemper. Your canaan dog must be innoculated for at least the first 4 months of her life.
  • If you have the rare canaan dog who has not been innoculated and is older than 4 or 5 months, he must have a series of two immunizations 2 to 3 weeks apart, followed by an annual vaccination.
  • Your canaan dog pup’s socialization should coincide with his immunization program. You may bring your canaan dog pup to socialization classes by 8 to nine weeks old, according to most vets. They should have already received their first vaccinations by then.

Regulations are so varied around the country, that it’s best to contact your local vet about rabies innoculation information. In New York City, for example, the law requires all pets older than 3 months of age to be vaccinated for rabies. The first rabies shot must be followed by a subsequent vaccination a year later, and then every three years. There are several innoculations that may effective for your canaan dog. Ask your canaan dog’s vet for her recommendation. Note, if your canaan dog happens to get sick because he is not innoculated, the innoculation ought to be taken once your pet has recovered.

Hookworms in canaan dogs

canaan dogs are commonly exposed to worms—especially in rural areas. Tiny eggs produced by intestinal worms are transmitted through an infected canaan dog’s feces. Most puppies, even from healthy mothers in good homes, carry hookworms or roundworms. The secret to effective treatment is correct diagnosis. This will make certain that the medicine is highly effective against the worms your dog has. A dewormer that eradicates roundworms, for example, can’t kill tapeworms. Your veterinarian can best determine the culprit—and prescribe the right treatment.

Miscellaneous canaan dog Care Tips

Checklist of canaan dog Supplies

  • High-quality dog food and treats designed for canaan dogs and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food bowl
  • Water dish
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Comb and brush for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with identification tag and license
  • Leash
  • Carrier (for puppies)
  • Crate for training
  • Dog bed or box with quilt or towel
  • Child’s toothbrush

The no-no list

The following items should never be fed to canaan dogs:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocolate, tea, coffee, or any other caffeinated foods
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Moldy or spoiled food
  • Onions, garlic & chives
  • Bones of chicken, turkey, or any other animal (choking hazard)
  • Salt or salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, stems & unripe fruit
  • Dough

The “Bottom” Line

Unless you are at home, or in a secured, fenced-in area, always keep your canaan dog on a leash. And please, when your canaan dog defecates on your neighbor’s yard, clean it up! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about canaan dogs

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