Standard Beagle-Harrier Care Tips

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Beagle-Harrier, Dogs, Pets | 0 comments

beagle-harrier care tipsRaising dogs, especially taking care of the beagle-harrier, is a specialty of humans across the globe. Experts say dogs were originally domesticated sometime between 12,000 and twenty five thousand years ago—and that dogs evolved from the wolf. Since then, people have selectively bred more than four hundred breeds, which vary in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the title of tallest canine. But the most popular canines are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mixed-breeds. The beagle-harrier is another favorite pick among canine owners. Some owners are uninformed, however, of some of the most important beagle-harrier care tips.

General health care cost for the beagle-harrier

The yearly cost of caring for your beagle-harrier—which includes everything from food and treats, veterinary care, toys and license—could range between $420 and seven hundred eighty dollars. This doesn’t even consider capital expenses for sterilization procedures, dog collar and leash, dog carrier and dog crate. Tip: Be sure you have procured all of the required supplies before bringing your beagle-harrier home for the 1st time.

Basic beagle-harrier Care

Feeding your beagle-harrier

  • beagle-harrier pups between 8 and twelve weeks old need four meals in a 24 hour period.
  • Feed beagle-harrier puppies three to 6 months old three meals a day.
  • Feed pups six months old to one year old two times every 24 hours.
  • By the time the beagle-harrier makes her 1st birthday, one meal in a day is enough.
  • Some adult beagle-harriers, however, prefer 2 lighter meals. It is your duty to learn your beagle-harrier’s eating tendencies.

Top-quality dry dogfood provides a balanced diet to full-grown beagle-harriers and may be mixed with broth, canned food, or water. Your beagle-harrier may also love cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables, and cottage cheese, but these additions shouldn’t add up to more than ten percent of his or her daily food intake. beagle-harrier pups should be fed a high-quality, brand-name puppy food. Please cut down on “people food”, however, because it can result in mineral and vitamin deficiencies, tooth and bone issues, and might lead to extremely finicky food choices and obesity. Give clean, potable water exclusively, and make certain to clean water and food dishes daily.

beagle-harrier Care Tips: Your beagle-harrier needs exercise daily

beagle-harriers need some daily exercise so they can stay in shape, stimulate their brains, and stay healthy. Daily activity also seems to help beagle-harriers fight boredom, which has the potential to lead to destructive behavior. Outside playtime would satisfy most of your beagle-harrier’s instinctual urges to chase, retrieve, chew, dig and herd. Activity needs can depend on your beagle-harrier’s level of health and his or her age—but just a walk around the block every day and 10 minutes in back of the house probably is not enough. If your beagle-harrier is a six to eighteen month adolescent, his requirements will probably be much higher.

Grooming tips for beagle-harriers

You can help reduce shedding and keep your beagle-harrier clean with regular brushing. Inspect for fleas and ticks daily during warm weather. Sometimes beagle-harriers don’t need to be bathed more than a few times per year. Before the bath, cut out or comb any and all mats from the beagle-harrier’s coat. Carefully rinse all soap out of the coat, or the dirt will stick to soap residue.

How to Handle Your beagle-harrier

Pups are clearly easier to handle. To carry the beagle-harrier puppy, put one of your hands under your dog’s chest, with either the forearm or your other hand supporting her back legs and rear. Don’t try to grab or lift your puppy by his front legs, nape or tail. If you need to pick up a bigger, adult beagle-harrier, pick it up from underneath, holding his chest with 1 arm and rump with your other.

beagle-harrier housing

beagle-harriers need a comfortable peaceful spot to rest apart from all drafts and off the floor. You may wish to think about purchasing a doggie bed, or consider making one from a wood box. Place a clean blanket or pillow in the bed for cushion. Wash your beagle-harrier’s bed covering often. If the beagle-harrier will be outdoors often, make certain she has access to plenty of cool water and covering in hot weather, and a warm, covered, dry area during the winter.

Licensing and Identification for beagle-harriers

There are licensing rules to follow in your city. Be sure you connect the license to your beagle-harrier’s collar. The license, along with an identification tattoo, can help you recover your beagle-harrier should he become lost.

beagle-harrier Behavior Info

Training beagle-harriers

A well-behaved, companion beagle-harrier can truly be a blessing. However, left untrained, your dog could be a headache. Teaching your beagle-harrier the standards—”Sit”, “Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, and “Leave it”—strengthens your relationship both with the pooch and the friends. If you own a pup, begin training him on the appropriate behavior quickly! Doggie treats can be utilized as incentive and recognition. Pups should commence obedience classes when they have been sufficiently vaccinated. Contact your community humane society or SPCA for details on obedience schools. It is wise to walk your beagle-harrier on a leash while in public, even while a pup. Just be certain your doggie will come to you when you say so. An aggressive or disobedient beagle-harrier can’t play with other people.

Knowing Your beagle-harrier’s Health

beagle-harriers should see the veterinarian for a complete examination, innoculations and a heartworm assessment each and every year, and promptly when he is hurt or ill.

The Oral Health of Your beagle-harrier

Although we might object to our beagle-harrier’s foul breath, it’s important to be aware of what it might represent. Foul-smelling breath is a sign that your beagle-harrier is in need of a dental exam. Plaque brought on by bacteria creates a terrible odor that can only be cured by treatment by a professional. Once you have given your beagle-harrier a cleaning from a professional, the mouth can be kept up by brushing regularly, feeding a special diet focused on dental health, and eliminating table food. The veterinarian can give you additional tips for reducing periodontal problems and halitosis. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your beagle-harrier’s teeth. Brush them with a sterile gauze pad, a piece of nylon pantyhose stretched across the finger, or a soft, child’s toothbrush. Some beagle-harriers end up with periodontal disease, which is an infection between the tooth and the gum. This dreadful condition can cause loss of teeth and cause diseases to the rest of her body. The vet will sometimes clean your dog’s teeth as a regular part of your beagle-harrier’s health exam.

Halitosis in beagle-harriers

Although bad breath brought on by oral disease might not be very serious if detected early, some those odors may indicate fairly serious, long-term problems. Diseases of the liver or intestines also cause bad breath, whereas a pleasant, even fruity smell may be indicative of diabetes. If your beagle-harrier’s breath smells like urine or ammonia, kidney disease is a possible reason. If ever you notice your beagle-harrier has foul breath accompanied by other indications of ill health, like diminished appetite, vomiting and nausea, weight loss, bad mood, increasing drinking and urination, schedule a visit to his or her doctor.

Tick and Fleas in beagle-harriers

Daily inspections of your beagle-harrier for ticks and fleas during the warm seasons are crucial. Use a flea comb to find fleas. There are numerous new technologies of tick mitigation. Visit your beagle-harrier’s doctor about her recommendations.

Heartworm problems in beagle-harriers

The heartworm is a parasite that resides in the heart and is passed from an infested dog to your beagle-harrier by mosquitoes. Many beagle-harriers die each year as a result of heartworm infestations. Your beagle-harrier should have a blood test for heartworms each spring—this is crucial to stop infections from the previous year. It is recommended that you give your beagle-harrier a once-a-month pill during mosquito season to be able to protect him from heartworms. If ever you vacation in a warmer-than-usual region with your beagle-harrier in winter, he ought to be on the preventive medicine during the trip. There are some locations, usually the regions with hotter temperatures, where vets recommend worm pills be taken continually.

Medicines and Poisons

Please don’t give your beagle-harrier medication that has not been prescribed by his veterinarian. For example, are you aware that just 1 regular-strength ibuprofen tablet can sometimes cause stomach ulcers in some dogs Make sure your beagle-harrier is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. Be sure to immediately call your beagle-harrier’s vet when you have reson to think your beagle-harrier has consumed poison. You can also notify the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for 24 hour help.

beagle-harrier Sterilization Operations

It is recommended that female beagle-harriers be spayed—the removal of the uterus and ovaries—and males neutered—removal of the testicles—by 6 months of age. You will greatly reduce your female beagle-harrier’s breast cancer risk by spaying prior to adulthood. The risk of an infected uterus, which is another serious disease that affects older females, will also be eliminated by spaying when young. Neutering male beagle-harriers eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate diseases, some hernias and certain types of aggression.

beagle-harrier Vaccinations

  • The combination vaccine (also known as the “five-in-one shot”) needs to be given to your beagle-harrier at 2, 3, and 4 months old and then once yearly. This innoculation immunizes your puppy from distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. The beagle-harrier puppy’s vaccination program cannot be finished prior to 4 months old.
  • If your beagle-harrier has not been innoculated and is older than 4 months, he will need to be given 2 vaccinations promptly, two to three weeks apart. Then you must vaccinate every year.
  • Your beagle-harrier pup’s innoculations should coincide with her socialization program. Many doctors advise that new owners bring their beagle-harrier puppies to socialization courses, as early as eight to 9 weeks old. They should have received their first vaccinations by then.

Because regulations vary so much between different areas, call your community veterinarian to get information on rabies vaccination. For example, in NYC, the rule requires all pets older than three months must be vaccinated for rabies. The initial rabies shot must be followed by a subsequent immunization the next year, and then every three years. There are several vaccines, many of which are effective for your beagle-harrier. There are others that are not, however. Your vet can give you his recommendation. By the way, if your beagle-harrier gets ill because she is not properly vaccinated, the vaccination must be administered after your dog has recovered.

Tapeworms in beagle-harriers

beagle-harriers are often exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Tiny eggs produced by hookworms are passed in an infested beagle-harrier’s stool. Most pups, from all environments, even those with healthy mothers, carry roundworms or hookworms. The secret to effective treatment is early diagnosis. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medicine will be effective against your dog’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates roundworms, for example, cannot kill tapeworms. Your veterinarian can best identify the culprit—and decide the right medicine.

Miscellaneous beagle-harrier Care Tips

beagle-harrier Supply Checklist

  • High-quality dog food and treats specifically designed for beagle-harriers and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • As many safe toys as you can provide, especially chewable
  • Comb and brush for grooming, including a flea comb
  • Collar with ID tag and license
  • Leash
  • Carrier (for puppies)
  • Training crate
  • Dog box or bed with blanket or towel
  • Doggie toothbrush

The no-no list

Do not feed your beagle-harrier the following:

  • Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
  • Chocolate
  • Raisins & grapes
  • Spoiled or moldy food of any kind
  • Onions, garlic and chives
  • Chicken, turkey, or any other poultry bones
  • Salt or salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit & stems
  • Yeast dough

Final Thoughts

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured location, always keep your beagle-harrier on a leash. If your beagle-harrier goes number 2 on a neighbor’s lawn, on the sidewalk or any other public place, please remove it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about beagle-harriers

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