How To Care For Your Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc Et Noir

Posted by on Dec 20, 2009 in Dogs, Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc Et Noir, Pets | 0 comments


grand anglo-francais blanc et noir care tipsRaising dogs, in particular providing care for the grand anglo-francais blanc et noir, is old hat for people across the world. Experts have proven that dogs were originally domesticated between twelve thousand and twenty five thousand years ago—and that all dogs evolved from the wolf. Since then, people have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, varying in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, whose three-ft stature earns them the distinction of tallest pooch. But the most widespread dogs are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mixed-breeds. The grand anglo-francais blanc et noir is also a popular pick with dog owners. Many owners are unaware, however, of many common grand anglo-francais blanc et noir care tips.

Typical health care cost for your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir

The yearly budget for rearing your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir—which includes everything from nutrition and treats, to vet bills, toys and license—can range between $420 and $780. This figure doesn’t include capital costs for spay/neuter operations, dog collar and a leash, carrier and a doggie crate. Note: Make sure you have procured all the required supplies before getting your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir home.

Basic grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Care

grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Feeding Schedule

  • grand anglo-francais blanc et noir pups between eight and 12 weeks need 4 bowls of food in a day.
  • grand anglo-francais blanc et noir puppies 3 to 6 months old should be fed 3 meals in a 24 hour period.
  • Feed pups 6 months to one year old 2 meals every 24 hours.
  • When your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir makes her first birthday, 1 feeding in a day is sufficient.
  • Sometimes grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs might do better with 2 lighter meals. It is your duty to learn your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s eating tendencies.

Premium-quality dry dog food provides balanced nutrition for grown grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs and may be mixed with water, broth, or canned food. Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir may also love cottage cheese, cooked egg, fruits and vegetables, but these dishes should not result in more than 10 pct of his or her daily calorie intake. grand anglo-francais blanc et noir puppies should probably be fed high-quality, name brand puppy food. Try to cut down on “people food”, however, since it can result in vitamin and mineral imbalances, tooth and bone concerns, and might result in some very picky food choices as well as obesity. Give clean, fresh water only, and make sure to wash food and water bowls very regularly.

grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Care Tips: Make sure to give your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir plenty of daily exercise

grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs need some daily exercise so they can burn calories, recharge their minds, and keep healthy. Daily exercise also really helps grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs avoid boredom, which can lead to difficult behavior. Playing outside will satisfy many of your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s desires to retrieve, dig, chew, chase and herd. Activity needs can vary based on your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s level of health and his or her age—but ten minutes in the backyard and a couple of walks around the block every day probably will not be enough. If your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir is a 6 to 18 month adolescent, his requirements will be a little higher.

grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Grooming Tips

Frequent brushing will help keep your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir clean and reduce shedding. Inspect for ticks and fleas daily during warm weather. Most grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs don’t need to be bathed more than a few times per year. Before giving her a bath, cut out or comb any mats from the grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s coat. Carefully rinse all soap out of the coat, or dirt will stick to soap residue.

How to Handle Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir

Puppies, as opposed to adults, are obviously the easiest to handle. While carrying your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir pup, take one of your hands and place it under the dog’s chest, either with the forearm or your other hand supporting her back legs and rear. Never attempt to grab or lift your puppy by his or her forelegs, tail or back of the neck. If you need to pick up a bigger, adult grand anglo-francais blanc et noir, pick it up from underneath, holding her chest with one arm and rump with your other.

How to House your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir

Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir needs a comfortable peaceful location to rest apart from all drafts and away from the floor. You might want to think about buying a dog bed, or think about making one from a wooden box. Put a clean sheet, blanket, or pillow inside the bed as cushion. Wash the grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s bed covering frequently. If the grand anglo-francais blanc et noir will be spending a lot of time outdoors, make sure he has plenty of cool water and covering in hot weather, and a warm, covered, dry area in winter.

grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Licensing and Identification

There are licensing rules to heed in your community. Be sure you attach the license to your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s collar. This, along with an ID tag or tattoo, will most likely help you recover your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir should he become lost.

Info on grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Behavior

Training Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir

Well-behaved, companion grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs are truly a pleasure to raise. But left untrained, your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir will most likely be nothing but trouble. Training your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir on the basics—”Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, and “Leave it”—improves your relationship both with your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir as well as the relatives. If you have a puppy, start teaching her the right behavior ASAP! Snacks can be used as incentive and recognition. Puppies can join obedience classes when they have been sufficiently immunized. Call the community SPCA or humane society for information about training classes. It is wise to walk your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir leashed while in public, even while a pup. Just be certain your dog will come back to you at all times whenever you tell her to. A disobedient or aggressive grand anglo-francais blanc et noir can’t be allowed to play with other people.

The Health of Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir

grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs should visit the vet for a thorough screening, innoculations and heartworm screening every year, and as soon as possible if she is injured or ill.

About your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s Oral Health

Although we might simply dislike our grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s foul breath, we should pay attention to what it may be a sign of. Foul breath usually indicates that your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir should have an oral examination. Dental plaque due to germs causes a terrible odor that demands professional treatment. Once you have given your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir a professional dental cleaning, the teeth and gums may be be preserved in a healthy state by eliminating table food, feeding a special diet focused on maintaining dental health, and brushing regularly. The vet can provide you with other guidance for minimizing oral disease and stinky breath. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s teeth. You can clean them with a piece of nylon pantyhose wrapped around your finger, a sterile gauze pad, or a soft, child’s toothbrush. Sometimes grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs develop periodontal disease, another term for gum disease. This dreadful condition will sometimes initiate your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s loss of teeth and also cause disease throughout her body. Your vet will brush the grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s teeth during the routine health examination.

Halitosis (bad breath) in grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs

Even though halitosis due to dental disease might not be serious if caught early, some halitosis may also be indicative of serious, persistent problems. Diseases of the intestines or liver also cause halitosis, whereas a sweet, even pleasant smell may usually be a sign of diabetes. When your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s breath smells like ammonia or urine, kidney disease is a possibility. When you find your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir has halitosis along with other indications of disease, like diminished appetite, vomiting, loss of weight, bad mood, too much drinking or urination, plan a trip to his vet.

Dealing with Fleas and Ticks in grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs

During the warm seasons, it’s important for you to perform daily, regular inspections of your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir for fleas and ticks. Use a flea comb to remove and find fleas. There are numerous new technologies of flea and tick control. Speak with your vet about his options.

Heartworm problems in grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs

Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir is at risk of contracting heartworms if he is exposed to lots of mosquitoes. The insect transports the worm from dog to dog. Many grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs die yearly because of heartworm infections. It is wise to make sure your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir takes a blood test for heartworms each and every spring—this is critical for detecting infestations from the previous year. A once-a-month tablet taken throughout mosquito season can protect your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir. Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. There are some locations, usually the locations with hotter temperatures, where veterinarians advise worm pills be used all the time.

Poisons and Medications

Don’t ever give your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir medication that hasn’t been prescribed by a veterinarian. Did you know that one regular-strength ibuprofen capsule causes stomach ulcers in some dogs Make sure your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. Be sure to immediately call your dog’s vet when you have reson to think your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir has eaten a poisonous substance. You may also immediately call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for twenty-four hour help.

grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs: Neutering and Spaying

It is recommended that male grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs should be neutered – the extraction of the testicles – and females spayed – the extraction of the uterus and ovaries – by 6 months old. You can greatly reduce your female grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s breast cancer risk by spaying before maturity. Spaying also eradicates the risk of a diseased uterus, a traumatic problem in more mature females that can only be treated with intensive medical care. Neutering males helps prevent prostate and testicular diseases, certain types of aggressions and some hernias.

grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Vaccinations

  • Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir puppy should be vaccinated with a combo vaccine (called the “5-in-1”) at 2, three and four months old, and again once annually. This shot immunizes your pup from distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir must be innoculated for at least the first four months of his life.
  • If you have an uninnoculated grand anglo-francais blanc et noir older than 4 or five months, he must have a series of 2 innoculations given 2 to 3 weeks apart, followed by an annual vaccination.
  • Your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir puppy’s innoculations should coincide with her socialization program. You can bring your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir pup to socialization classes as early as eight or nine weeks of age, as recommended by most vets. At this age, they should have already received their first immunizations.

Because regulations are so different around the country, contact a community vet to get instructions about rabies innoculation. In New York City, for instance, the regulation requires any pets older than 3 months must be vaccinated for rabies. After the initial innoculation, you must have a second vaccination the next year, and then every 3 years. There are many innoculations, many of which are appropriate for your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir. Others, however, are not. Your veterinarian can tell youmore about them. Also, if your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir gets sick because he is not vaccinated, do not give the immunization until the dog has made a full recovery.

Worms in grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs

grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs are often exposed to worms—especially in rural areas. Microscopic eggs created by roundworms and hookworms are passed in an infested grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s stool. Even the healthiest of grand anglo-francais blanc et noir puppies carry hookworms or roundworms. Getting an accurate, early diagnosis is the key to treatment. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medication will be successful against your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates roundworms, for example, can’t kill tapeworms. Your doctor can best define the culprit—and prescribe the best medication.

grand anglo-francais blanc et noir: Miscellaneous Care Tips

grand anglo-francais blanc et noir Supply Checklist

  • High-quality dog food and treats designed for grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs 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
  • Leash
  • Carrier (for puppies)
  • Crate for training
  • Dog bed or box with blanket or towel
  • Doggie toothbrush

The no-no list

Never feed your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir the following:

  • Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
  • Chocolate, coffee, or tea
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Moldy or spoiled food of any kind
  • Onions, garlic or chives
  • Bones of chicken, turkey, or any other animal (choking hazard)
  • Salt and salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit or stems
  • Dough

Final Thoughts

Unless you are at home, or in a secured, fenced-in space, keep your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir on a leash at all times. And please, when your grand anglo-francais blanc et noir defecates on your neighbor’s grass, take care of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about grand anglo-francais blanc et noirs

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