Stabyhoun Care Tips

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Dogs, Pets, Stabyhoun | 0 comments

stabyhoun care tipsRaising dogs, in particular providing care for the stabyhoun, is a specialty of people across the world. Some experts say that dogs were domesticated between twelve thousand and 25,000 years ago—and that canines evolved from wolves. Since then, we have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, ranging in size from four-pound teacup poodles all the way up to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the title of the tallest pooch. However, the most popular pooches are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The stabyhoun is also a popular choice with dog owners. Some owners are misinformed, however, of many common stabyhoun care tips.

Health care cost of your stabyhoun

The annual cost of rearing the stabyhoun—to include everything from meals, to veterinary care, toys and license—can range between four hundred twenty and seven hundred eighty dollars. This doesn’t even consider capital expenses for sterilization surgery, a collar and a leash, dog carrier and crate. Note: Be sure you have procured all your items before you get your stabyhoun home.

General stabyhoun Care

Feeding your stabyhoun

  • stabyhoun pups between 8 and 12 weeks need 4 bowls of food in a day.
  • stabyhoun pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed three meals in a day.
  • Feed pups six months old to one year old 2 meals daily.
  • By the time your stabyhoun hits his 1st birthday, one meal per day is usually all that’s necessary.
  • Some adult stabyhouns, however, prefer two lighter servings. It’s your job to learn your stabyhoun’s eating schedule.

High-quality dry dogfood ensures a well-balanced diet for grown stabyhouns and can mix with water, broth, or canned food. Your stabyhoun may also be fond of cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables, and cottage cheese, but these additions should not result in more than 10 percent of his daily nutrition intake. stabyhoun puppies should be fed excellent-quality, name brand puppy food. You should try to limit “people food”, though, because it can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies, bone and teeth concerns, and may create some very picky eating habits as well as obesity. Give clean, fresh water at all times, and be sure to clean water and food bowls very often.

stabyhoun Care Tips: Make sure your stabyhoun gets some daily exercise

stabyhouns must get some exercise to stay in shape, recharge their brains, and keep healthy. Daily activity also really helps stabyhouns fight boredom, which often leads to destructive behavior. Going outside will curb most of your stabyhoun’s instinctual urges to retrieve, dig, chew, chase and herd. Individual exercise needs can depend on your stabyhoun’s level of health and his or her age—but 10 minutes outside and just a walk down the street every day probably will not cut it. If your stabyhoun is a 6 to eighteen month adolescent, his requirements will be much greater.

stabyhoun Grooming Tips

You can help keep your stabyhoun clean and reduce shedding with brushing. Check for fleas and ticks every day during the summer or other warm weather. Sometimes stabyhouns don’t need a bath more than a few times per year. Prior to a bath, cut out or comb all mats from the stabyhoun’s hair. Rinse all soap from the coat, or the dirt will stick to the soap residue.

stabyhoun Handling

Puppies are clearly easier to manage. While carrying your stabyhoun pup, place 1 of your hands under the dog’s chest, with either your forearm or your other hand supporting his or her back legs and rear. Don’t attempt to grab or lift your pup by his front legs, tail or nape. If you must pick up a larger, full-grown stabyhoun, pick it up from underneath, bracing his chest with one of your arms and rear end with your other arm.

Housing the stabyhoun

Your stabyhoun needs a comfy peaceful location to be able to relax apart from all the drafts and away from the floor or ground. You might want to buy a dog bed, or make one from a wood box. Place a clean comforter, blanket, sheet, or pillow in the bed as cushion. Wash the stabyhoun’s bedding often. If your stabyhoun will be outdoors much, be sure he has plenty of cool water and shade in the summer, and a covered, dry, warm area in winter.

stabyhoun Licensing and Identification

Be certain to follow your community’s licensing rules. You should connect the license to your stabyhoun’s collar. This, together with an ID tag, can help you recover your stabyhoun should she go missing.

stabyhoun Temperament Facts

Training your stabyhoun

A well-mannered, companion stabyhoun can truly be a joy to raise. But when untrained, your stabyhoun can easily be nothing but trouble. Training your stabyhoun on the minimums—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—improves the relationship both with your stabyhoun and the house guests. If you’re the owner of a puppy, begin training her on manners as fast as you can! A treat can be used as incentive and recognition. Pups can start obedience classes when they have been adequately vaccinated. Call your community SPCA or humane society for details on training classes. You should always keep your stabyhoun leashed while in public, even as a pup. Just be certain your doggie will come to you every time you say so. An aggressive or disobedient stabyhoun can’t play with people.

Your stabyhoun’s Health

stabyhouns should visit the vet for a complete screening, shots and heartworm test annualy, and immediately if he is ill or injured.

Knowing Your stabyhoun’s Oral Health

While many of us may simply dislike our stabyhoun’s halitosis, it’s important to be aware of what it may mean. Bad breath usually signifies that your stabyhoun is in need of a dental exam. Dental plaque , which is a result of germs results in a bad odor that can only be cured with professional treatment. After you give your stabyhoun a professional oral cleaning, her gums and teeth can be maintained by brushing the teeth regularly, feeding a specially formulated dental diet and treats, and avoiding table scraps. Your veterinarian can show you additional tips on minimizing periodontal diseases as well as stinky breath. You should clean the stabyhoun’s teeth using a doggie paste or a homemade baking soda and water paste twice weekly. Brush them with a gauze pad, a piece of nylon stocking stretched over the finger, or a soft, child’s toothbrush. Sometimes, stabyhouns are prone to periodontal disease, an infection between the teeth and gums. This dreadful disease can cause loss of your stabyhoun’s teeth and also propagate disease to the rest of the body. The veterinarian will usually brush your stabyhoun’s teeth during his regular health evaluation.

Breeds with Halitosis (bad breath)

If your stabyhoun has smelly breath, periodontal disease might not necessarily be the reason, as other ailments also have that symptom. A fruity, sweet smell can frequently be a sign of diabetes, while intestinal or liver diseases may cause foul breath. When your stabyhoun’s breath smells of urine or ammonia, kidney disease is a possible reason. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your stabyhoun has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.

Dealing with Ticks and Fleas in stabyhouns

Regular, daily checks of your stabyhoun for ticks and fleas during the warm seasons are crucial. You can remove fleas with a flea comb. There are several new technologies of tick control. Ask your vet about her recommendations.

stabyhouns With Heartworm Issues

This parasite lives in the heart and is passed from a contaminated dog to your stabyhoun by mosquitoes. Many stabyhouns die annualy because of heartworm infections. It’s very critical you ensure your stabyhoun has a blood test for worms each year in the spring. You should also give your stabyhoun a once-a-month tablet in mosquito season to help you protect her from heartworms. Should you ever travel in warmer climates with your stabyhoun in winter, your dog should be on the preventive medicine during the trip. There are some locations, usually the locations with hotter temperatures, where the vets advise parasite tablets be given all the time.

Medicines and Toxins

If you’re considering giving your stabyhoun medicine that was not prescribed for her by his veterinarian, don’t even think about it. For example, are you aware that just one regular-strength ibuprofen tablet causes stomach ulcers in stabyhouns? Keep rat poison and other rodenticides away from your stabyhoun. Make sure to immediately call your dog’s veterinarian if you have reason to suspect your stabyhoun has consumed poison. You may also notify the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for 24 hr. help.

stabyhouns: Neutering and Spaying

Male stabyhouns should be neutered – the removal of the testicles – and females spayed – the removal of the ovaries and uterus – by 6 months old. Spaying before maturity greatly reduces the breast cancer risk, which is a common and usually deadly ailment of more mature female dogs. The possibility of a sick uterus, which is another serious affliction that affects more mature females, can also be eliminated by spaying before six months. Testicular cancer, prostate diseases, certain types of aggressions and some hernias are preventable by neutering male stabyhouns.

stabyhoun Innoculating

  • stabyhoun puppies should be immunized with a combination immunization (called the “five-in-1”) at 2, 3 and four months of age, and again once annually. This shot immunizes your stabyhoun puppy from distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. The stabyhoun must be vaccinated for at least the first four months of her life.
  • If your stabyhoun has not been immunized and is older than four months, she will need to be given 2 innoculations promptly, two to three weeks apart. After that you must immunize every year.
  • Your stabyhoun puppy’s vaccinations should coincide with her socialization program. You may take your stabyhoun puppy to socialization classes as early as eight or nine weeks old, as recommended by most veterinarians. At this point, they should have already received at least their first vaccinations.

Laws vary so much around the country, that it’s best to call your community doctor to get rabies vaccination information. For instance, NYC laws state that pets older than three months be immunized for rabies. The initial rabies innoculation must be followed by a subsequent vaccination a year later, and then every 3 years. There are many immunizations that might appropriate for your stabyhoun. Ask your stabyhoun’s vet for his recommendation. By the way, if your stabyhoun gets sick because she is not innoculated, do not give the innoculation until the dog has made a full recovery.

Roundworms in stabyhouns

stabyhouns are commonly exposed to worms and possible infestation—especially in rural areas. Microscopic eggs produced by intestinal worms are passed in an infected stabyhoun’s stool. Most pups, even from healthy mothers in good homes, carry intestinal worms. The key to effective treatment is early detection. This will make certain that the treatment is effective against the parasite your stabyhoun has. A dewormer that eradicates hookworms, for example, will not kill tapeworms. Your veterinarian can best determine the culprit—and prescribe the best medication.

Additional stabyhoun Care Tips

stabyhoun Supply Checklist

  • Excellent-quality dog food and snacks specifically designed for stabyhouns and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food bowl
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Brush & comb for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with license and identification tag
  • Leash
  • Dog carrier (for puppies)
  • Training crate
  • Dog bed or box with blanket or towel
  • Child’s toothbrush

The no-no list

The following items should never be fed to stabyhouns:

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

Final Thoughts

Keep your stabyhoun on a leash whenever you are outdoors, unless you are in a secured, fenced-in area. Whenever your stabyhoun does number 2 on a neighbor’s grass, the sidewalk or any other public location, please remove and dispose of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about stabyhouns

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