Tips For Taking Care Of The Kerry Beagle

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Dogs, Kerry Beagle, Pets | 0 comments

kerry beagle care tipsRaising dogs, especially taking care of the kerry beagle, is nothing new for humans. Experts speculate that dogs were domesticated between twelve thousand and 25,000 years ago—and that all canines evolved from wolves. Since those days, people have selectively bred more than 400 different breeds, ranging in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the title of the tallest pooch. However, the most widespread pooches are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mixed-breeds. The kerry beagle is also a popular pick with dog owners. Some owners are oblivious, however, of many of the most crucial kerry beagle care tips.

General cost of care for the kerry beagle

The yearly budget for caring for the kerry beagle—to include meals and snacks, veterinary care, toys and license—could vary between four hundred twenty and seven hundred eighty dollars. This does not even consider capital costs for spay/neuter surgery, dog collar and leash, a dog carrier and a dog crate. Tip: Make sure you have all of the necessary supplies before getting your kerry beagle home.

Basic kerry beagle Care

How To Feed your kerry beagle

  • kerry beagle puppies between 8 and 12 weeks need 4 meals every twenty-four hours.
  • kerry beagle pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed three meals in a day.
  • Feed pups 6 months to 1 year 2 times every 24 hours.
  • By the time your kerry beagle makes his 1st birthday, 1 feeding in a twenty-four hour period is usually enough.
  • Some kerry beagles might do better with two smaller bowls. It is your duty to learn your kerry beagle’s eating habits.

Premium-quality dry dog food ensures a balanced diet to grown kerry beagles and can mix with canned food, water, or broth. Your kerry beagle may also dig cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables, and cottage cheese, but these dishes should not total more than ten percent of his or her daily food allowance. kerry beagle puppies ought to be fed high-quality, brand-name puppy food. You should try to limit “table food”, however, because it can result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies, bone and teeth concerns, and might lead to extremely picky food choices as well as obesity. Clean, potable water should be available only, and be sure to wash water and food dishes very often.

kerry beagle Care Tips: Make sure your kerry beagle does some daily exercise

kerry beagles need some daily physical activity to stay healthy, recharge their brains, and keep healthy. Exercise also seems to help kerry beagles fight boredom, which often leads to destructive behavior. Getting out can quench many of your kerry beagle’s instinctual urges to herd, dig, chase, retrieve and chew. Exercise needs depend on your kerry beagle’s age and her level of health—but merely a walk down the street every day and 10 minutes in back of the house probably will not be sufficient. If your kerry beagle is a 6 to eighteen month adolescent, her requirements will be a little greater.

kerry beagle Grooming Tips

Regular brushing will help keep your kerry beagle clean and reduce shedding. Inspect for fleas and ticks daily during the summer or other warm weather. Most kerry beagles don’t need a bath more than a few times per year. Before bathing, cut out or comb any and all mats from the kerry beagle’s hair. Rinse all soap from the coat, or the dirt will stick to the soap.

kerry beagle Handling

Pups are obviously the easiest to handle. While carrying your kerry beagle pup, place one hand beneath the dog’s chest, with either your forearm or your other hand supporting his or her hind legs and rear. Never try to lift or grab your puppy by her front legs, back of the neck or tail. If you have to lift a larger, adult kerry beagle, lift from the underside, supporting his or her chest with 1 of your arms and rump with your other.

Housing the kerry beagle

kerry beagles need a cozy quiet place in order to relax apart from all drafts and away from the ground or floor. You may wish to purchase a doggie bed, or make one from a wood box. Place a clean comforter, blanket, or pillow in the bed as cushioning. Wash the kerry beagle’s bedding frequently. If your kerry beagle 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.

Licensing and Identification for kerry beagles

Be sure you follow your city’s licensing rules. Make sure you affix the license to your kerry beagle’s collar. The license, together with an identification tattoo or tag, can possibly help secure your kerry beagle’s return should he go missing.

Info on kerry beagle Behavior

About Training your kerry beagle

Well-mannered, companion kerry beagles are truly a pleasure to raise. But when untrained, your dog may be a big headache. Teaching your kerry beagle the minimums—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—improves your relationship with both your dog as well as your relatives. If you own a puppy, start teaching him the right responses asap! Use food as recognition and incentive. Pups can join obedience classes when they have been adequately immunized. Contact your local SPCA or humane society for details about obedience schools. It is best to keep your kerry beagle on a leash while in public, even as a puppy. Be certain your kerry beagle will come to you when you tell him. An aggressive or disobedient kerry beagle should not play with children.

kerry beagle Health

kerry beagles should visit the vet for a full assessment, vaccinations and heartworm exam annualy, and ASAP when he is injured or ill.

Your kerry beagle’s Dental Health

While many of us might simply dislike our kerry beagle’s bad breath, it’s important to be aware of what it might be a symptom of. Foul-smelling breath is a symptom that your kerry beagle requires a dental check up. Plaque , which is brought on by unhealthy bacteria brings a foul stench that can only be cured with the help of a professional. Once your kerry beagle has had a professional dental cleaning, the gums and teeth may be be preserved in a healthy state by feeding a special diet focused on dental health, eliminating table food, and regular brushing. Your vet can provide you with additional tips on eliminating periodontal disease as well as bad breath. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your kerry beagle’s teeth. Use a child’s soft toothbrush, a gauze pad or a piece of nylon pantyhose stretched over your finger. Periodontal disease,which is an infection between the tooth and the gum, sometimes affects kerry beagles. Frequently, loss of teeth occurs due to gum infection. Disease can also spread to the rest of your kerry beagle’s body. The vet should clean her teeth as a regular part of your kerry beagle’s health program.

Breeds with Halitosis (bad breath)

If your kerry beagle has bad breath, periodontal disease might not necessarily be the only disease, as other more serious problems also have that symptom. Intestinal or liver diseases sometimes also cause stinky breath, while a fruity, even pleasant smell may sometimes be a sign of diabetes. If your kerry beagle’s breath smells of urine or ammonia, kidney disease might be the cause. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your kerry beagle has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.

Fleas and Ticks in kerry beagles

In the warm seasons, it’s important for you to perform regular, daily checks of your kerry beagle for fleas and ticks. Remove and find fleas using a flea comb. There are many new procedures of tick mitigation. Ask your kerry beagle’s doctor about her or his options.

Heartworm problems in kerry beagles

This parasite resides in the heart and is passed from an infested dog to your kerry beagle by mosquitoes. Heartworm infections are deadly. Your kerry beagle should have a heartworm screen each spring—this is required to stop infestations from the prior year. A once-a-month pill taken throughout the warm, wet time of the year will protect your kerry beagle. Your kerry beagle should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. There are some regions, usually the regions with warmer temperatures, where vets advise heartworm tablets be taken continuously.

Poisions and Medicines

If you’re contemplating giving your kerry beagle medicine that was not prescribed for her by his veterinarian, don’t do it. For example, are you aware that one ibuprofen caplet will most likely cause ulcers in kerry beagles? Keep rat poison and other rodenticides away from your kerry beagle. Make sure you contact your kerry beagle’s vet when you have reson to think your kerry beagle has consumed poison. You should also call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for 24 hour help.

kerry beagle Sterilization Procedures

Female kerry beagles should be spayed—the extraction of the uterus and ovaries—and males neutered—extraction of the testes—by 6 months of age. You usually will greatly diminish your female kerry beagle’s breast cancer risk by spaying before maturity. Spaying also eradicates the risk of an infected uterus, a traumatic condition in older females that demands surgery. Neutering males prevents prostate diseases, some hernias and certain types of aggression.

kerry beagle Immunizing

  • kerry beagle pups should be innoculated with a combo immunization (called a “5-in-one”) at 2, three and four months of age, and again once annually. This shot immunizes your kerry beagle puppy from distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. Your kerry beagle puppy’s vaccination regimen cannot be completed prior to four months old.
  • If your kerry beagle has not been immunized and is older than four months, he will need to be given 2 innoculations asap, 2 to 3 weeks apart. Then you must vaccinate every year.
  • kerry beagle pup immunization and socialization should go together. Most doctors recommend that new owners bring their kerry beagle puppies to socialization classes, as early as eight or nine weeks old. They should have received their first immunizations by then.

Regulations are so different between different areas, the best thing is to call your community veterinarian for rabies innoculation information. For example, in NYC, the law states that any pets older than three months must be vaccinated for rabies. The first rabies immunization must be followed by another shot the next year, and then every 3 years. There are a variety of immunizations, many of which are effective for your kerry beagle. Others, however, are not. Your veterinarian can give you her advice. Also, if your kerry beagle gets ill because he is not vaccinated, do not give the shots until the dog has made a full recovery.

Roundworms in kerry beagles

kerry beagles are commonly exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Eggs that carry roundworms are transmitted through a dog’s stool. Even the healthiest of kerry beagle puppies carry intestinal worms. An accurate, early diagnosis is the key to effective treatment. This will make certain that the medicine is successful against the parasite your dog has. A dewormer that eliminates roundworms, for example, won’t kill tapeworms. Your veterinarian can best define the culprit—and prescribe the effective medicine.

Additional kerry beagle Care Tips

kerry beagle Supply Checklist

  • Premium-quality dog food and snacks specifically designed for kerry beagles and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food bowl
  • Water bowl
  • As many safe toys as you can provide, especially chewable
  • Comb and brush for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with identification tag and license
  • Quality leash
  • Dog carrier (for pups)
  • Crate for training
  • Dog bed or box with warm blanket or towel
  • Child’s toothbrush

Warnings to be Heeded

Do not feed your kerry beagle the following:

  • Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
  • Chocolate, tea, coffee, or any other caffeinated foods
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Spoiled or moldy food
  • Onions, chives and garlic
  • Poultry bones
  • Salt & salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit and stems
  • Dough

The “Bottom” Line

Keep your kerry beagle on a leash when you are outside, unless you are in a secured, fenced-in location. And please, when your kerry beagle defecates on your neighbor’s grass, take care of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about kerry beagles

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