Tips For Taking Care Of English Toy Terrier Pups

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Dogs, English Toy Terrier, Pets | 0 comments

english toy terrier care tipsRaising dogs, in particular taking care of the english toy terrier, is old hat for humans across the globe. Experts theorize that dogs were domesticated sometime between twelve thousand and twenty five thousand years ago—and that canines evolved from the wolf. Since those days, human beings have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, ranging in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the title of the tallest pooch. But the most popular pooches are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mixed-breeds. The english toy terrier is also a popular pick with canine owners. Many owners are uninformed, however, of many of the most critical english toy terrier care tips.

Health care cost of the english toy terrier

The annual budget for taking care of your english toy terrier—including everything from food and snacks, veterinary care, toys and license—could range between $420 and $780. This doesn’t even account for capital expenses for sterilization procedures, collar and leash, carrier and dog crate. Tip: Be positive you have all of the necessary items before getting your english toy terrier home.

Typical english toy terrier Care

Feeding your english toy terrier

  • english toy terrier pups between eight and 12 weeks old need 4 bowls of food every 24 hours.
  • english toy terrier pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed 3 meals every 24 hour period.
  • Feed puppies 6 months to 1 year old two meals in a day.
  • When your english toy terrier makes her 1st birthday, one feeding in a 24 hour period is adequate.
  • Many times english toy terriers, however, eat 2 smaller bowls. It is your responsibility to learn your english toy terrier’s eating habits.

Excellent-quality dry food ensures a well-rounded diet to grown english toy terriers and may be mixed with canned food, broth, or water. Your english toy terrier may enjoy fruits and vegetables, cooked eggs, and cottage cheese, but these additions should not total more than 10 pct of his or her daily food allowance. english toy terrier pups should be fed high-quality, name brand puppy food. Please limit “table food”, however, since it can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies, bone and teeth issues, and may cause very picky food choices and obesity. Clean, fresh water should be made at all times, and make sure to wash water and food dishes very frequently.

english toy terrier Care Tips: Your english toy terrier needs physical activity daily

english toy terriers must have some daily physical activity in order to stay fit, recharge their brains, and keep healthy. Daily exercise also seems to help english toy terriers avoid boredom, which can often lead to difficult behavior. Exercise will quell most of your english toy terrier’s desires to dig, chase, herd, chew and retrieve. Individual exercise needs can depend on your english toy terrier’s level of health and his or her age—but 10 minutes in the backyard and just a walk around the block every day probably isn’t enough. If your english toy terrier is a 6 to eighteen month adolescent, her requirements will be much greater.

english toy terrier Grooming

You can help keep your english toy terrier clean and reduce shedding with brushing. Inspect for fleas and ticks every day during the summer or other warm weather. Many english toy terriers don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Prior to the bath, comb or cut out all mats from the english toy terrier’s coat. Rinse all soap out of the coat, or the dirt will stick to soap residue.

How to Handle Your english toy terrier

Puppies are clearly the easiest to handle. When carrying the english toy terrier puppy, take one of your hands and put it beneath the dog’s chest, either with your forearm or other hand supporting the back legs and rear. Don’t ever attempt to lift or grab your puppy by his forelegs, back of the neck or tail. When you must lift a larger, adult english toy terrier, pick it up from underneath, bracing his or her chest with one of your arms and rear end with your other.

Housing your english toy terrier

english toy terriers need a warm quiet place in order to rest apart from all drafts and away from the ground. You might wish to purchase a dog bed, or make one from a wood box. Place a clean comforter or pillow in the bed for cushioning. Wash your english toy terrier’s bed covering frequently. If the english toy terrier will be spending a lot of time outdoors, make sure he has access to plenty of cool water and covering in hot weather, and a dry, covered, warm area in the cold.

english toy terrier Licensing and Identification

Be sure to heed the community’s licensing regulations. Make certain to connect the license to your english toy terrier’s collar. This, along with an identification tag or tattoo, may help you recover your english toy terrier should he get lost.

english toy terrier Temperament Information

Thoughts on english toy terrier Training

A well-behaved, companion english toy terrier is truly a blessing. However, untrained, your english toy terrier may be a pain. Teaching your english toy terrier the basics—”Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, and “Leave it”—improves the relationship with both your english toy terrier and your relatives. If you’re the owner of a puppy, start teaching him manners as soon as humanly possible! Use doggie snacks as recognition and incentive. Puppies can begin obedience class when they are adequately immunized. Call your local humane society or SPCA for details on obedience schools. It is best to keep your english toy terrier on a leash when, even while a pup. Be sure your doggie will come to you when you say so. A disobedient or aggressive english toy terrier should not play with others.

The Health of Your english toy terrier

Your english toy terrier should visit the vet for a thorough check-up, immunizations and a heartworm blood examination annualy, and immediately when he is hurt or ill.

The Oral Health of Your english toy terrier

While many of us may object to our english toy terrier’s halitosis, we should pay attention to what it might mean. Halitosis usually means that your english toy terrier needs an oral screening. Dental plaque , which is a result of unhealthy bacteria brings a foul odor that requires the help of a professional. Once you have given your english toy terrier a cleaning from a professional, her mouth may be maintained by brushing the teeth regularly, feeding a specially formulated dental diet and treats, and avoiding table scraps. The veterinarian can provide you with additional information for eliminating oral problems as well as halitosis. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your english toy terrier’s teeth. Clean them with a piece of nylon stocking wrapped around your finger, a sterile gauze pad, or a soft, child’s toothbrush. Some english toy terriers end up with periodontal disease, another name for an infection between the gums and teeth. This troublesome disease can cause loss of teeth and also spread infections to the body. The doctor will brush your english toy terrier’s teeth in her routine health diagnosis.

Bad english toy terrier Breath

While halitosis due to oral disease might not be very serious if found early enough, some bad breath may also indicate serious, chronic problems. Diseases of the intestines or liver can also cause foul breath, while a sweet, even pleasant smell may usually be indicative of diabetes. If your english toy terrier’s breath smells like ammonia or urine, kidney disease might be the reason. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your english toy terrier has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.

Dealing with Fleas and Ticks in english toy terriers

During the warm seasons, it’s important for you to perform daily inspections of your english toy terrier for fleas and ticks. Remove and find fleas using a flea comb. There are several new procedures of tick reduction. Talk to your vet about her or his options.

Heartworms in english toy terriers

The heartworm is a parasite that lives in the heart and passes from a contaminated dog to your english toy terrier by mosquitoes. Many english toy terriers die yearly due to heartworms. It is wise to make sure your english toy terrier has a heartworm screen each and every spring—this is necessary to detect infections from the earlier year. A monthly tablet given throughout the course of mosquito season will protect your english toy terrier. Your english toy terrier should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. In some of the warmer climates, veterinarians advise preventive parasite medication year round.

Medications and Poisons

If you’re considering giving your english toy terrier tablets that was not prescribed for her by his veterinarian, don’t. One little ibuprofen tablet is known to cause stomach ulcers in english toy terriers. Make sure your english toy terrier is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. When you have reason to believe that your doggie has ingested a poisonous substance, notify the veterinarian or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for 24-hr. animal poison information.

english toy terriers: Spaying and Neutering

It is recommended that male english toy terriers should be neutered – the removal of the testes – and females spayed – the extraction of the uterus and ovaries – by 6 months of age. You will usually greatly reduce your female english toy terrier’s breast cancer risk by spaying prior to adulthood. Spaying also eradicates the chance of an infected uterus, a very serious condition in older females that demands intensive medical care. Neutering male english toy terriers prevents testicular and prostate diseases, some hernias and certain aggressive behavior.

Innoculating your english toy terrier

  • Your english toy terrier puppy should be innoculated with a combo innoculation (called the “5-in-one”) at two, three and 4 months old, and then once every year. This vaccine protects your puppy from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. Your english toy terrier must be immunized for at least the first 4 months of his life.
  • If you have the rare english toy terrier who has not been vaccinated and is older than 4 or five months, she must get a series of two innoculations given two to three weeks apart, followed by a yearly vaccination.
  • english toy terrier puppy socialization and immunization should go hand in hand. Many doctors recommend that new owners take their english toy terrier puppies to socialization classes, as early as eight to 9 weeks of age. They should have received their first immunizations by then.

Regulations are so different between different areas, that it’s best to call your community veterinarian to get rabies immunization info. As an example, New York City codes state that pets older than 3 months must be vaccinated for rabies. After the initial immunization, he must have another vaccination the next year, and then every 3 years after that. There are several innoculations, many of which are appropriate for your english toy terrier. Others, however, are not. Your vet can tell you about them. By the way, if your english toy terrier gets sick because she is not properly immunized, do not give the immunization until the dog has made a full recovery.

Intestinal Parasites in english toy terriers

english toy terriers are commonly exposed to worms and possible infestation—even in urban areas. Tiny eggs created by hookworms are transmitted through an infested dog’s feces. Most pups, even from healthy mothers in good homes, carry roundworms or hookworms. The secret to treatment is early detection. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed treatment will be successful against your dog’s worms. A dewormer that eliminates roundworms, for example, can’t kill tapeworms. Your vet can best define the culprit—and decide the most effective medication.

Additional english toy terrier Care Tips

english toy terrier Supply Checklist

  • Premium-quality dog food and snacks specifically for english toy terriers and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Brush and comb for grooming, including a flea comb
  • Collar with ID tag and license
  • Quality leash
  • Carrier (for pups)
  • Training crate
  • Box or dog bed with warm quilt or towel
  • Doggie toothbrush

Warnings to be Heeded

The following items should never be fed to english toy terriers:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocoloate or any food with caffeine
  • Grapes & raisins
  • Moldy or spoiled food of any kind
  • Onions, chives or garlic
  • Poultry bones
  • Salt or salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, stems & unripe fruit
  • Dough

The scoop on poop

Keep your english toy terrier on a leash when you are outside, unless you are in a secured, fenced-in area. And please, when your english toy terrier defecates on your neighbor’s yard, clean it up! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about english toy terriers

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