How To Care For The Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

Posted by on Jun 14, 2007 in Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound, Dogs, Pets | 0 comments


bosnian coarse-haired hound care tipsRaising dogs, especially taking care of the bosnian coarse-haired hound, is a specialty of humans. Historians theorize dogs were domesticated sometime between 12,000 and twenty five thousand years ago—and that dogs evolved from the wolf. Since then, humans have selectively bred more than four hundred breeds, varying in size from 4-pound teacup poodles all the way up to Irish wolfhounds, whose three-foot stature has earned them the distinction of tallest pooch. However, the most popular pooches are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mixed-breeds. The bosnian coarse-haired hound is another popular choice among dog owners. Many owners are misinformed, however, of many of the most important bosnian coarse-haired hound care tips.

General health care cost for the bosnian coarse-haired hound

The annual budget for taking care of the bosnian coarse-haired hound—which includes nutrition and treats, veterinary care, toys and license—could vary between four hundred twenty and $780. This does not even consider capital costs for spay/neuter operations, collar and leash, a dog carrier and a crate. Tip: Be positive you have obtained all of the required supplies before you bring your bosnian coarse-haired hound home.

Typical bosnian coarse-haired hound Care

How To Feed your bosnian coarse-haired hound

  • bosnian coarse-haired hound pups between eight and 12 weeks need four meals in a day.
  • bosnian coarse-haired hound puppies 3 to 6 months old should be fed three meals in a day.
  • Feed puppies six months old to 1 year old two times daily.
  • By the time the bosnian coarse-haired hound hits his or her 1st birthday, one bowl daily is all that’s necessary.
  • Sometimes adult bosnian coarse-haired hounds might eat 2 smaller helpings. It’s your job to adapt to your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s eating habits.

High-quality dry dog food provides a well-balanced diet for full-grown bosnian coarse-haired hounds and can mix with water, broth, or canned food. Your bosnian coarse-haired hound may be fond of cooked eggs, cottage cheese, and fruits and vegetables, but these should be less than 10 percent of her daily allowance. bosnian coarse-haired hound puppies should probably be fed top-quality, name brand puppy food. You should cut down on “table food”, however, because it can result in mineral and vitamin imbalances, tooth and bone problems, and may result in some very finicky eating habits and obesity. Clean, potable water should be made exclusively, and be certain to clean food and water bowls frequently.

bosnian coarse-haired hound Care Tips: Your bosnian coarse-haired hound needs physical activity daily

bosnian coarse-haired hounds must get daily exercise so they can stay healthy, stimulate their brains, and remain in good health. Physical activity also tends to help bosnian coarse-haired hounds avoid boredom, which often leads to naughty behavior. A little fun and games will quell most of your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s instinctual urges to dig, retrieve, chase, chew and herd. Individual exercise needs can depend on your bosnian coarse-haired hound’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 won’t be enough. If your bosnian coarse-haired hound is a six to 18 month adolescent, her requirements will probably be greater.

bosnian coarse-haired hound Grooming

You can help reduce shedding and keep your bosnian coarse-haired hound clean with frequent brushing. Check for fleas and ticks every day during the summer or other warm weather. Sometimes bosnian coarse-haired hounds don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Prior to a bath, comb or cut out all mats from the bosnian coarse-haired hound’s coat. Carefully rinse all soap out of the coat, or the dirt will stick to the soap residue.

bosnian coarse-haired hound Handling

Puppies, as opposed to adults, are clearly easier to manage. When carrying the bosnian coarse-haired hound pup, place one hand beneath your dog’s chest, either with your forearm or your other hand supporting the back legs and rump. Never try to grab or lift your pup by his forelegs, nape or tail. When you need to pick up a larger, full-grown bosnian coarse-haired hound, lift from the underside, holding his chest with 1 arm and rear end with the other arm.

bosnian coarse-haired hound housing

Your bosnian coarse-haired hound needs a cozy peaceful spot in order to relax apart from all the drafts and off the ground or floor. You might wish to think about purchasing a doggie bed, or make one from a wood box. Place a clean comforter, blanket, sheet, or pillow in the bed as cushion. Wash your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s bedding often. If your bosnian coarse-haired hound will be outdoors often, be sure she has covering and plenty of cool water in hot weather, and a warm, dry, covered area during the winter.

bosnian coarse-haired hound Licensing

Be certain you follow your community’s licensing rules. You should affix the license to the bosnian coarse-haired hound’s collar. The license, along with an identification tattoo or tag, could help secure your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s return should she go missing.

bosnian coarse-haired hound Temperament Information

Training bosnian coarse-haired hounds

A well-mannered, companion bosnian coarse-haired hound is truly a a joy. However, when untrained, your dog can possibly be trouble. Teaching your bosnian coarse-haired hound the minimums—”Sit”, “Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, and “Leave it”—improves the relationship with both your dog as well as your company. If you have a pup, start teaching her the appropriate behavior as soon as possible! A treat should be used as a lure and recognition. Puppies can commence obedience class when they are adequately immunized. Call the community SPCA or humane society for details about training course recommendations. Always keep your bosnian coarse-haired hound leashed in public, even while a pup. Just be sure your bosnian coarse-haired hound will come to you if you say. An aggressive or disobedient bosnian coarse-haired hound shouldn’t play with children.

About your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s Health

bosnian coarse-haired hounds should see the veterinarian for a complete check-up, innoculations and a heartworm blood exam every year, and as soon as possible if he is ill or injured.

Knowing Your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s Dental Health

Although we may simply dislike our bosnian coarse-haired hound’s bad breath, we should pay attention to what it might be telling us. Foul-smelling breath usually means that your bosnian coarse-haired hound is in need of a dental check up. Dental plaque caused by unhealthy bacteria causes a foul odor that can only be eliminated by treatment by a professional. After you give your bosnian coarse-haired hound a cleaning from a professional, her mouth can be kept healthy by eliminating table food, feeding a special diet focused on maintaining dental health, and brushing regularly. Your veterinarian can supply you with additional tips for eliminating oral diseases as well as stinky breath. You should clean your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s teeth using a dog paste or a homemade paste made of baking soda and water twice weekly. Brush them with a nylon pantyhose wrapped around the finger, a sterile gauze pad, or a child’s soft toothbrush. Sometimes, bosnian coarse-haired hounds get periodontal disease, an infection between the teeth and gums. This painful disease can result in tooth loss and spread infection throughout the rest of his body. Your vet will sometimes clean the bosnian coarse-haired hound’s teeth in the regular health diagnosis.

Halitosis (bad breath) in bosnian coarse-haired hounds

If your bosnian coarse-haired hound has foul breath, periodontal disease may not necessarily be the problem, as other more serious illnesses also have that symptom. A sweet, even pleasant smell can usually be indicative of diabetes, while liver or intestinal diseases may cause foul breath. If your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s breath smells of urine or ammonia, kidney disease is a possible cause. If ever you find your bosnian coarse-haired hound has bad breath in conjunction with other symptoms of ill health, such as diminished appetite, nausea, weight loss, bad mood, increased urinating and drinking, schedule a visit to his or her vet.

Dealing with Ticks and Fleas in bosnian coarse-haired hounds

In the summer, it’s vital for you to perform daily, regular inspections of your bosnian coarse-haired hound for ticks and fleas. Use a flea comb to find fleas. There are several new methods of tick management. Talk to your veterinarian about her or his recommendations.

Heartworm problems in bosnian coarse-haired hounds

The heartworm is a parasite that resides in the heart and passes from an infested dog to your bosnian coarse-haired hound by mosquitoes. Heartworm infections can be potentially deadly. It is extremely important that you make sure your bosnian coarse-haired hound takes a blood test for heartworms each year in the spring. It is also good to give your bosnian coarse-haired hound a once-a-month tablet during the warm, wet time of the year to help you protect him from heartworms. Your bosnian coarse-haired hound should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. In some of the warmer regions, veterinarians recommend preemptive worm medication be taken continuously.

Medicines and Poisons

Never give your bosnian coarse-haired hound medicine that has not been prescribed by a veterinarian. As little as one ibuprofen tablet can possibly initiate stomach ulcers in bosnian coarse-haired hounds. Make sure your bosnian coarse-haired hound is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. Be sure to notify your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s vet if you have reson to think your bosnian coarse-haired hound has been exposed to a poisonous substance. You should also call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for twenty-four hr. help.

bosnian coarse-haired hounds: Spaying and Neutering

It is recommended that male bosnian coarse-haired hounds should be neutered – the extraction of the testicles – and females spayed – the removal of the uterus and ovaries – by six months of age. You will greatly diminish your female’s breast cancer risk by spaying prior to adulthood. Spaying also eliminates the risk of an infected uterus, a very serious problem in older females that demands intensive medical care. Testicular cancer, prostate diseases, some hernias and certain types of aggressions are all preventable by neutering male bosnian coarse-haired hounds.

bosnian coarse-haired hound Innoculating

  • Your bosnian coarse-haired hound puppy should be innoculated with a combination shot (called the “five-in-one”) at 2, three and 4 months of age, and then once each year. This shot immunizes your bosnian coarse-haired hound puppy from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. Your bosnian coarse-haired hound must be immunized for at least the first four months of his life.
  • If your bosnian coarse-haired hound has not been vaccinated and is older than 4 months, he will need 2 vaccinations asap, two to three weeks apart. Then you must immunize every year.
  • Your bosnian coarse-haired hound pup’s innoculations should coincide with her socialization program. You should bring your bosnian coarse-haired hound pup to socialization courses by eight to 9 weeks old, according to many doctors. At this point, they should have already received their first series of vaccines.

Regulations are so varied around the country, the best thing is to call your community doctor to get rabies immunization details. For example, in New York City, the statute requires any pets older than 3 months of age to be vaccinated for rabies. After the first innoculation, she must have a second shot the next year, and then every 3 years. There are many immunizations that may appropriate for your bosnian coarse-haired hound. Your veterinarian can give you his advice. Also, if your bosnian coarse-haired hound gets sick because she is not vaccinated, do not administer the innoculation until the dog has made a full recovery.

Tapeworms in bosnian coarse-haired hounds

bosnian coarse-haired hounds are often exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Eggs that carry roundworms and hookworms are transmitted through a dog’s feces. Most pups, even from healthy mothers in good homes, carry intestinal worms. Getting an accurate, early diagnosis is the key to treatment. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medication will be effective against your bosnian coarse-haired hound’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates roundworms, for example, will not kill tapeworms. Your doctor can best define the culprit—and assign the right medicine.

bosnian coarse-haired hound: Miscellaneous Care Tips

Checklist of bosnian coarse-haired hound Supplies

  • Top-quality dog food and treats specifically for bosnian coarse-haired hounds and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • As many safe toys as you can provide, especially chewable
  • Comb & brush for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with ID tag and license
  • Leash
  • Dog carrier (for pups)
  • Training crate
  • Dog box or bed with warm quilt or towel
  • Doggie or child’s toothbrush

The no-no list

The following items should never be fed to bosnian coarse-haired hounds:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocoloate or any food with caffeine
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Spoiled or moldy food of any kind
  • Onions, chives and garlic
  • Poultry bones
  • Salt and salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, stems & unripe fruit
  • Yeast dough

Final Thoughts

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured space, keep your bosnian coarse-haired hound on a leash at all times. When your bosnian coarse-haired hound goes number 2 on your neighbor’s grass, on the sidewalk or any other public spot, please remove it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about bosnian coarse-haired hounds

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