How To Care For The Paisley Terrier

Posted by on Oct 10, 2008 in Dogs, Paisley Terrier, Pets | 0 comments


paisley terrier care tipsRaising dogs, especially taking care of the paisley terrier, is a specialty of people. Experts believe that dogs were domesticated sometime between twelve thousand and twenty five thousand years ago—and that all dogs evolved from the wolf. Since those days, human beings have selectively bred more than four hundred different breeds, varying in size from 4-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the distinction of tallest dog. However, the most preferred canines are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mixed-breeds. The paisley terrier is also a popular choice among canine owners. Some owners are oblivious, however, of some of the most common paisley terrier care tips.

General cost of care for your paisley terrier

The yearly budget for caring for your paisley terrier—which includes food, to veterinary care, toys and license—could vary between $420 and seven hundred eighty dollars. This is not even including capital expenses for spay/neuter surgery, a collar and leash, carrier and dog crate. Tip: Be positive you have all your items before you get your paisley terrier home.

Typical paisley terrier Care

paisley terrier Feeding Routine

  • paisley terrier pups between 8 and twelve weeks need 4 meals in a day.
  • Feed paisley terrier puppies three to 6 months old 3 meals daily.
  • Feed pups six months to 1 year old two times per day.
  • When your paisley terrier reaches his 1st birthday, one meal in a day is adequate.
  • Some paisley terriers, however, prefer two smaller bowls. It’s your job to adapt to your paisley terrier’s eating tendencies.

Excellent-quality dry dog food provides balanced nutrition for full-grown paisley terriers and may be mixed with broth, water, or canned food. Your paisley terrier may also dig cottage cheese, cooked egg, fruits and vegetables, but these foods shouldn’t total more than 10 percent of his or her daily food intake. paisley terrier pups must be fed premium-quality, brand-name puppy food. You should try to cut down on “table food”, however, since it can result in mineral and vitamin deficiencies, bone and teeth issues, and may create very picky eating habits and obesity. Clean, fresh water should be made exclusively, and make sure to wash food and water bowls regularly.

paisley terrier Care Tips: Make sure your paisley terrier does plenty of daily exercise

paisley terriers must get physical activity so they can stay fit, recharge their minds, and maintain good health. Daily physical activity also seems to help paisley terriers avoid boredom, which can often lead to naughty behavior. Getting out and about can appease most of your paisley terrier’s instinctual urges to dig, retrieve, chase, chew and herd. Exercise needs depend on your paisley terrier’s age and her level of health—but 10 minutes in the backyard and merely a walk around the block every day probably will not cut it. If your paisley terrier is a six to eighteen month adolescent, her requirements will probably be a little more.

Grooming tips for paisley terriers

You can help keep your paisley terrier clean and reduce shedding with brushing. Check for ticks and fleas every day during warm weather. Sometimes paisley terriers don’t need to be bathed more than a few times during the year. Before bathing, comb or cut out any mats from the paisley terrier’s coat. Rinse all soap from the coat, or dirt will stick to soap residue.

paisley terrier Handling

Pups are obviously the easiest to manage. To carry the paisley terrier puppy, put one of your hands under the dog’s chest, either with the forearm or your other hand supporting his back legs and rear. Don’t ever try to grab or lift your puppy by his front legs, back of the neck or tail. When you must lift a larger, full-grown paisley terrier, lift from underneath, supporting her chest with 1 of your arms and rump with your other arm.

paisley terrier housing

paisley terriers need a comfortable peaceful spot to relax apart from all breezes and off the ground or floor. You might want to buy a doggie bed, or make one out of a wood box. Put a clean sheet, comforter, blanket, or pillow inside the bed as cushion. Wash your paisley terrier’s bed covering often. If your paisley terrier will be outdoors often, make certain he has shade and plenty of cool water in the summer, and a warm, covered, dry shelter in the cold.

paisley terrier Licensing

Your town has licensing rules to follow. You should attach the license to the paisley terrier’s collar. This, along with an identification tattoo or tag, can easily help secure your paisley terrier’s return should he go missing.

Info on paisley terrier Behavior

About Training your paisley terrier

Well-behaved, companion paisley terriers can truly be a a joy. But untrained, your dog can possibly be troublesome. Training your paisley terrier on the basics—”Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, and “Leave it”—improves the relationship with both your dog and the family. If you own a puppy, start training her on manners as fast as you can! Snacks can be utilized as incentive and recognition. Puppies can begin obedience courses when they have been adequately vaccinated. Contact the local SPCA or humane society for information on obedience courses. It is best to keep your paisley terrier leashed in public, even while a pup. Be certain your doggie will come back to you at all times whenever you tell her. An aggressive or disobedient paisley terrier cannot play with people.

Your paisley terrier’s Health

Your paisley terrier should see the vet for a thorough examination, shots and heartworm assessment annualy, and immediately if he is injured or sick.

Your paisley terrier’s Dental Health

While many of us might simply dislike our paisley terrier’s bad breath, it’s important to be aware of what it may indicate. Foul-smelling breath usually means that your paisley terrier should have an oral check up. Dental plaque caused by bacteria results in a bad odor that necessitates the help of a professional. Once your paisley terrier has had a professional cleaning, the mouth can be kept up by brushing regularly, feeding a special diet focused on dental health, and eliminating table food. Your vet can show you more tips for eliminating oral disease as well as bad breath. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your paisley terrier’s teeth. 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 gums and teeth, sometimes affects paisley terriers. This painful affliction will sometimes result in loss of teeth and propagate infections throughout his body. The vet will most likely clean his teeth as a regular part of your paisley terrier’s health checkup.

Bad Breath in paisley terriers

While oral disease in and of itself is not life-threatening if it is detected early enough, bad breath may also indicate fairly serious, chronic issues. Intestinal or liver diseases sometimes cause halitosis, while a fruity, even pleasant smell may usually be indicative of diabetes. Kidney disease is a possible cause if your paisley terrier’s breath smells like ammonia or urine. When you determine your paisley terrier has bad breath along with other symptoms of ill health, like diminished appetite, nausea, loss of weight, bad mood, increasing drinking or urination, schedule an appointment with your dog’s vet.

paisley terrier Tick and Flea Issues

Daily, regular checks of your paisley terrier for fleas and ticks in the warm seasons are crucial. Use a flea comb to remove fleas. There are several new technologies of flea and tick management. Talk with your vet about his or her options.

Heartworms in paisley terriers

Your paisley terrier is at risk of contracting heartworms if he is exposed to lots of mosquitoes. The insect carries this parasite from dog to dog. Several paisley terriers die each year from heartworm infections. It’s very important to ensure your paisley terrier takes a blood screening for this parasite each year during the spring. It’s also wise to give your paisley terrier a once-a-month tablet during the warm, wet time of the year to help you protect him from heartworms. Whenever you travel south with your paisley terrier in the winter, she should be on the preventive medicine during the trip. There are some locations, usually the regions with more moderate temperatures, where vets recommend parasite pills be given continually.

Poisions and Medicines

If you’re pondering giving your paisley terrier pills that was not prescribed for him by his vet, forget about it. Just one ibuprofen tablet is known to initiate stomach ulcers in paisley terriers. Make sure your paisley terrier is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. If you suspect that your dog has eaten a toxin, contact the vet or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 twenty-four hrs. a day for information.

paisley terrier Reproductive Surgery

Male paisley terriers should be neutered – the removal of the testes – and females spayed – the extraction of the ovaries and uterus – by 6 months of age. You will significantly diminish your female’s breast cancer risk by spaying prior to maturity. Spaying also eliminates the possibility of a diseased uterus, a very serious problem in older females that can only be treated with intensive medical care and surgery. Prostate diseases, testicular cancer, some hernias and certain aggressive behavior are all preventable by neutering male paisley terriers.

paisley terrier Vaccinating

  • The combination vaccine (also called a “five-in-one shot”) needs to be given to your paisley terrier at two, three, and four months old and again once each year. This vaccine immunizes your paisley terrier puppy from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. The paisley terrier puppy’s immunization program cannot be finished prior to 4 months old.
  • If your paisley terrier has not been innoculated and is older than four months, she will need 2 vaccinations as soon as possible, 2 or 3 weeks apart. Then you must immunize yearly.
  • Your paisley terrier puppy’s vaccinations should coincide with his socialization program. You may bring your paisley terrier pup to socialization classes as early as eight or nine weeks of age, as recommended by many doctors. At this age, they should have received at least their first immunizations.

Since regulations are so different around the country, call a neighborhood doctor to get info on rabies innoculation. For instance, New York City codes state that pets older than 3 months be immunized for rabies. After the initial immunization, you must have a second shot the next year, and then every 3 years after that. There are many immunizations that may or may not be appropriate for your paisley terrier. Your veterinarian can tell you about them. You should be aware, if your paisley terrier gets ill because she is not innoculated, the innoculation must be given once your companion animal recovers.

Intestinal Parasites in paisley terriers

paisley terriers are often exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Eggs that carry roundworms are transmitted through a paisley terrier’s feces. Even the healthiest of paisley terrier puppies carry intestinal worms. An accurate, early diagnosis is the secret to effective treatment. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medicine will be highly effective against your dog’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates hookworms, for example, can’t kill tapeworms. Your doctor can best identify the culprit—and prescribe the right treatment.

paisley terrier Care Tips: Additional Info

paisley terrier Supply Checklist

  • Premium-quality dog food and treats specifically for paisley terriers and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food dish
  • Water dish
  • As many safe toys as you can provide, especially chewable
  • Brush & comb for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Quality leash
  • Carrier (for pups)
  • Training crate
  • Box or dog bed with quilt or towel
  • Doggie or child’s toothbrush

The no-no list

Never feed your paisley terrier the following:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee, tea, or chocolate
  • Raisins or grapes
  • Moldy or spoiled food of any kind
  • Onions, chives & garlic
  • Poultry bones
  • Salt or salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit and stems
  • Yeast dough

The “Bottom” Line

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured location, keep your paisley terrier on a leash at all times. If your paisley terrier does number 2 on a neighbor’s grass, his sidewalk or any other public location, please clean it up! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about paisley terriers

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