Important Kaikadi Care Tips

Posted by on Jan 31, 2008 in Dogs, Kaikadi, Pets | 0 comments


kaikadi care tipsOwning dogs, in particular taking care of the kaikadi, is old hat for people across the globe. Some zoologists say dogs were domesticated sometime between twelve thousand and twenty five thousand years ago—and that dogs evolved from wolves. Since those days, human beings have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, which range in size from 4-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the title of tallest pooch. However, the most preferred dogs are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The kaikadi is another favorite pick among canine owners. Some owners are misinformed, however, of many of the most important kaikadi care tips.

Health care cost of the kaikadi

The yearly budget for rearing your kaikadi—to include everything from nutrition and treats, veterinary care, toys and license—could range between $420 and seven hundred eighty dollars. This does not even count capital expenses for sterilization surgery, dog collar and a leash, carrier and a doggie crate. Tip: Be sure you have all of the required items before you get your kaikadi home for the first time.

General kaikadi Care

kaikadi Feeding Schedule

  • kaikadi puppies between 8 and 12 weeks old need four meals in a day.
  • kaikadi pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed three meals in a twenty-four hour period.
  • Feed pups 6 months old to 1 year 2 bowls of food in a day.
  • When the kaikadi hits her 1st birthday, 1 bowl in a day is adequate.
  • Many times kaikadis, however, do better with 2 lighter helpings. It is your job to adapt to your kaikadi’s eating tendencies.

High-quality dry dog food ensures balanced nutrition to adult kaikadis and may be mixed with canned food, broth, or water. Your kaikadi may have a taste for fruits and vegetables, cooked eggs, and cottage cheese, but these should be less than 10 percent of her daily food. kaikadi pups ought to be given premium-quality, brand-name puppy food. You should cut down on “people food”, however, since it can cause mineral and vitamin imbalances, tooth and bone problems, and might result in extremely picky food choices and obesity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times, and make sure to wash food and water dishes often.

kaikadi Care Tips: Your kaikadi needs exercise daily

kaikadis need some daily physical activity in order to stay in shape, recharge their minds, and remain in good health. Exercise also seems to help kaikadis fight boredom, which often has the potential to lead to to destructive behavior. Supervised fun and games can appease many of your kaikadi’s desires to dig, retrieve, chase, chew and herd. Exercise needs will vary based on your kaikadi’s level of health and her age—but just a walk down the street every day and ten minutes outside probably will not be sufficient. If your kaikadi is a six to eighteen month adolescent, her requirements will probably be greater.

kaikadi Grooming Tips

Regular brushing will help keep your kaikadi clean and reduce shedding. Inspect for fleas and ticks every day during the summer or other warm weather. Sometimes kaikadis don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Before giving him or her a bath, comb or cut out any and all mats from the kaikadi’s hair. Rinse all soap from the coat, or the dirt will stick to soap residue.

kaikadi Handling

Pups are clearly the easiest to manage. When carrying the kaikadi puppy, take 1 hand and put it under the dog’s chest, either with the forearm or other hand supporting her hind legs and rump. Never attempt to grab or lift your pup by the front legs, tail or nape. When you have to pick up a bigger, full-grown kaikadi, pick it up from the underside, bracing his chest with 1 arm and rump with the other.

How to House the kaikadi

Your kaikadi needs a comfortable quiet spot to be able to rest away from all breezes and away from the floor. You may wish to purchase a doggie bed, or make one from a wooden box. Put a clean comforter, blanket, sheet, or pillow inside the bed as cushion. Wash your kaikadi’s bedding frequently. If your kaikadi will be outdoors much, make sure he has covering and plenty of cool water in the summer, and a covered, warm, dry area when it’s cold.

kaikadi Licensing

Make sure to heed your city’s licensing regulations. You should connect the license to your kaikadi’s collar. The license, together with an ID tattoo, can easily help secure your kaikadi’s return should he become lost.

kaikadi Behavior Information

kaikadi Training

Well-mannered, companion kaikadis are a blessing to raise. But left untrained, your dog can easily be nothing but trouble. Teaching your kaikadi the basics—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—will strengthen the relationship with both the kaikadi as well as the friends. If you’re the owner of a pup, start training him on the appropriate responses immediately! Use a snack as incentive and recognition. Pups can commence obedience classes when they have been sufficiently vaccinated. Contact your local humane society or SPCA for information about training school recommendations. It is best to keep your kaikadi leashed in public, even while a pup. Just be positive your doggie will come to you every time you tell her. An aggressive or disobedient kaikadi is not yet ready to play with people.

Your kaikadi’s Health

kaikadis should see the vet for a full exam, shots and heartworm test annualy, and immediately when he is sick or hurt.

The Oral Health of Your kaikadi

Although we may simply dislike our kaikadi’s foul breath, it’s important to be aware of what it may mean. Halitosis usually means that your kaikadi should get a dental examination. Plaque brought on by germs creates a terrible smell that requires the help of a professional. Once your kaikadi has had a professional oral cleaning, her gums and teeth may be maintained in a healthy state by brushing the teeth regularly, feeding a specially formulated dental diet and treats, and avoiding table scraps. Your vet can provide you with more guidance on eliminating dental problems and stinky breath. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your kaikadi’s teeth. Use a child’s soft toothbrush, a gauze pad or a piece of nylon pantyhose stretched over your finger. Some kaikadis get periodontal disease, another term for gum disease. Sometimes, tooth loss takes place due to periodontal disease. Disease can possibly also propagate to other areas of your kaikadi’s body. Veterinarians will most likely brush your dog’s teeth as a regular part of your kaikadi’s health checkup.

Bad kaikadi Breath

While bad breath caused by periodontal disease may not be very serious if found early enough, sometimes halitosis may also be indicative of more serious, long-term issues. Diseases of the liver or intestines may cause stinky breath, whereas a fruity, even pleasant smell can often be indicative of diabetes. Kidney disease might be the reason if your kaikadi’s breath smells of urine or ammonia. Any time you determine your kaikadi has foul breath along with other signs of ill health, such as loss of appetite, vomiting or nausea, weight loss, moodiness, including depression, too much drinking or urination, set up an assessment with the vet.

kaikadi Tick and Flea Issues

In the warm seasons, it’s of utmost importance for you to perform daily, regular checks of your kaikadi for ticks and fleas. Use a flea comb to find fleas. There are several new methods of tick and flea mitigation. Consult your veterinarian about his or her recommendations.

Heartworm problems in kaikadis

The heartworm is a parasite that resides in the heart and is passed from a contaminated dog to your kaikadi by mosquitoes. Heartworm infections are fatal. It is critical to ensure your kaikadi submits to a blood test for this parasite annually in the spring. It’s also wise to give your kaikadi a once-a-month tablet throughout the course of mosquito season to help protect him from heartworms. Your kaikadi should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. There are some places, usually the locations with warmer climates, where the vets recommend worm medication be taken year round.

Toxins and Medications

Do not ever give your kaikadi medicine that hasn’t been prescribed by a veterinarian. Just one ibuprofen tablet can initiate stomach ulcers in kaikadis. Make sure your kaikadi is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. Be sure you immediately call your dog’s veterinarian if you suspect your kaikadi has eaten poison. You can also notify the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for twenty-four hr. help.

kaikadis: Spaying and Neutering

Male kaikadis 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 usually greatly reduce your female kaikadi’s chance of breast cancer by spaying prior to adulthood. The risk of a sick uterus, which is another serious condition that impacts more mature females, can be removed by spaying while young. Testicular cancer, prostate diseases, some hernias and certain types of aggressions are all preventable by neutering male kaikadis.

kaikadi Immunizations

  • The combo vaccine (also known as the “five-in-one shot”) should be given to your kaikadi at two, 3, and 4 months of age and again once yearly. This immunization immunizes your kaikadi puppy from hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and distemper. Your kaikadi must be vaccinated for at least the first four months of his life.
  • If you have the rare kaikadi who has not been vaccinated and is older than four or 5 months, she will need a series of 2 innoculations two to three weeks apart, followed by an annual immunization.
  • Your kaikadi pup’s immunizations should coincide with her socialization program. Many veterinarians recommend that new owners bring their kaikadi puppies to socialization classes, beginning at 8 to 9 weeks of age. At this point, they should have already received their first series of vaccines.

Because laws vary around the country, contact a community vet for instructions on rabies immunization. For instance, New York City laws state that pets older than three months be immunized for rabies. After the original immunization, you must get a second immunization the following year, and then every three years after that. There are several innoculations, many of which are appropriate for your kaikadi. There are others that are not, however. Your veterinarian can tell you about them. Another thing, if your kaikadi gets ill because she is not properly immunized, the shots must be taken once your companion animal recovers.

Intestinal Parasites in kaikadis

kaikadis are commonly exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Tiny eggs produced by hookworms and roundworms are passed in an infected dog’s stool. Even the healthiest of kaikadi puppies carry intestinal worms. The key to treatment is early detection. This will ensure that the medicine is effective against the parasite your dog has. A dewormer that eliminates hookworms, for example, will not kill tapeworms. Your vet can best determine the culprit—and prescribe the best treatment.

kaikadi Care Tips: Additional Information

Checklist of kaikadi Supplies

  • Premium-quality dog food and treats specifically for kaikadis and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food bowl
  • Water dish
  • As many safe toys as you can provide, especially chewable
  • Comb and brush for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with identification tag and license
  • Leash
  • Carrier (for puppies)
  • Crate for training
  • Box or dog bed with comforter or towel
  • Child’s toothbrush

The no-no list

Do not feed your kaikadi the following:

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

The “Bottom” Line

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured place, always keep your kaikadi on a leash. And please, when your kaikadi defecates on your neighbor’s lawn, dispose of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about kaikadis

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