Owning dogs, in particular providing care for the blue paul terrier, is nothing new for people across the globe. Historians believe dogs were first domesticated sometime between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago—and that all canines evolved from wolves. Since then, people have selectively bred more than 400 different breeds, which vary in size from 4-pound teacup poodles all the way up to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the title of tallest canine. However, the most preferred canines are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The blue paul terrier is also a popular pick with canine owners. Many owners are uninformed, however, of some important blue paul terrier care tips.
Health care cost for your blue paul terrier
The yearly budget for rearing your blue paul terrier—including everything from food, to vet bills, toys and license—can vary between $420 and seven hundred eighty dollars. This figure doesn’t include capital expenses for sterilization procedures, collar and leash, a dog carrier and a dog crate. Note: Make sure you have obtained all of your items before getting your blue paul terrier home for the 1st time.
General blue paul terrier Care
blue paul terrier Feeding Schedule
- blue paul terrier pups between 8 and 12 weeks need four bowls of food in a 24 hour period.
- Feed blue paul terrier puppies 3 to 6 months old three meals a day.
- Feed pups 6 months old to 1 year 2 times every twenty-four hours.
- By the time the blue paul terrier makes his 1st birthday, one bowl every 24 hours is typically enough.
- Some adult blue paul terriers might do better with 2 smaller bowls. It’s your responsibility to adapt to your blue paul terrier’s eating tendencies.
Premium-quality dry food provides balanced nutrition to grown blue paul terriers and can mix with water, canned food, or broth. Your blue paul terrier may dig cottage cheese, cooked egg, fruits and vegetables, but these foods should not add up to more than ten percent of his or her daily allowance. blue paul terrier puppies must be given a high-quality, brand-name puppy food. Please limit “people food”, however, since it can result in mineral and vitamin deficiencies, tooth and bone concerns, and might lead to very finicky eating habits and obesity. Clean, fresh water should be made always, and be sure to wash water and food bowls very frequently.
blue paul terrier Care Tips: Make sure to get your blue paul terrier some daily exercise
blue paul terriers need some daily exercise so they can stay healthy, recharge their brains, and remain in good health. Daily physical activity also seems to help blue paul terriers avoid boredom, which can often lead to destructive behavior. Playing outside will cure many of your blue paul terrier’s desires to chase, retrieve, chew, dig and herd. Exercise needs can depend on your blue paul terrier’s age and her level of health—but a couple of walks around the block every day and 10 minutes in the backyard probably won’t cut it. If your blue paul terrier is a six to 18 month adolescent, his requirements will be a little greater.
blue paul terrier Grooming Tips
You can help keep your blue paul terrier clean and reduce shedding with brushing. Check for ticks and fleas daily during the summer or other warm weather. Most blue paul terriers don’t need a bath more than a few times per year. Prior to the bath, comb or cut out any and all mats from the blue paul terrier’s hair. Rinse all soap out of the coat, or the dirt will stick to the soap residue.
blue paul terrier Handling
Pups, as opposed to adults, are obviously easier to manage. While carrying the blue paul terrier pup, put one of your hands beneath your dog’s chest, with either the forearm or your other hand supporting his hind legs and rump. Don’t ever try to grab or lift your puppy by the front legs, nape or tail. When you need to pick up a larger, adult blue paul terrier, pick it up from the underside, supporting his or her chest with 1 arm and rump with your other arm.
blue paul terrier housing
blue paul terriers need a warm peaceful spot to rest away from all the drafts and away from the ground or floor. You might wish to think about purchasing a doggie bed, or make one from a wood box. Put a clean comforter, sheet, blanket, or pillow in the bed. Wash the blue paul terrier’s bed covering frequently. If the blue paul terrier will be spending a lot of time outdoors, make sure he has access to shade and plenty of cool water in hot weather, and a dry, warm, covered shelter in winter.
blue paul terrier Licensing and Identification
Your town has licensing regulations to follow. You should connect the license to the blue paul terrier’s collar. The license, together with an identification tag or tattoo, could help you recover your blue paul terrier if she happens to go missing.
blue paul terrier Behavior Facts
About Training your blue paul terrier
Well-behaved, companion blue paul terriers can be a blessing to have. But when left untrained, your blue paul terrier can easily be a pain. Teaching your blue paul terrier the basics—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—will strengthen your relationship both with the dog and the friends. If you own a pup, begin teaching him or her manners quickly! Use doggie snacks as an incentive and a reward. Puppies can join obedience classes when they are sufficiently immunized. Call your community SPCA or humane society for training courses. It is best to walk your blue paul terrier leashed while in public, even as a pup. Be sure your doggie will come back to you if you tell her. An aggressive or disobedient blue paul terrier should not play with others.
blue paul terrier Health
Your blue paul terrier should see the veterinarian for a full screening, innoculations and a heartworm blood exam every year, and ASAP when he is hurt or sick.
The Oral Health of Your blue paul terrier
While many of us may simply dislike our blue paul terrier’s bad breath, we should be aware of what it might mean. Halitosis is a sign that your blue paul terrier needs a dental screening. Plaque , which is brought on by germs brings a bad stench that can only be cured by the help of a professional. Once your blue paul terrier has had a professional oral cleaning, the mouth may be kept healthy by eliminating table food, feeding a special diet focused on maintaining dental health, and brushing regularly. The vet can provide you with additional guidance for eradicating dental disease 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 blue paul terrier’s teeth. Use a child’s soft toothbrush, a gauze pad or a piece of nylon pantyhose stretched over your finger. Some blue paul terriers have periodontal disease, sometimes referred to as gum disease. Sometimes, teeth loss occurs due to periodontal infection. Infections can also spread to the rest of your blue paul terrier’s body. The vet will sometimes brush the teeth at a routine checkup.
Halitosis in blue paul terriers
Although halitosis due to periodontal disease might not be that serious if found early, sometimes odors may also be indicative of fairly serious, long-term issues. Diseases of the intestines or liver sometimes cause halitosis, while a sweet, even pleasant smell may sometimes be indicative of diabetes. Kidney disease might be the reason when your blue paul terrier’s breath smells of ammonia or urine. Whenever you determine your blue paul terrier has bad breath and other signs of disease, like diminished appetite, nausea, loss of weight, depression, too much drinking and urinating, schedule a physical with her veterinarian.
Fleas and Ticks in blue paul terriers
When it’s warm, it’s important for you to perform daily inspections of your blue paul terrier for fleas and ticks. Use a flea comb to find and remove fleas. There are numerous new technologies of tick reduction. Speak to your veterinarian about her recommendations.
Heartworms in blue paul terriers
Your blue paul terrier is at risk of heartworms if she is exposed to mosquitoes often. Mosquitoes transport this parasite from dog to dog. Several blue paul terriers die annualy because of heartworm infections. It is extremely important that you make sure your blue paul terrier takes a blood test for heartworms annually in the spring. It is also good to give your blue paul terrier a monthly pill during the warm, wet time of the year in order to protect her from heartworms. Your blue paul terrier should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. In some of the milder areas, veterinarians advise preventive parasite medication year round.
Toxins and Medications
If you’re thinking about giving your blue paul terrier tablets that was not prescribed for her by his vet, forget it. As little as one ibuprofen tablet can possibly cause stomach ulcers in blue paul terriers. Make sure your blue paul terrier is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. When you have reason to suspect that your dog has consumed a toxin, notify the vet or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 24 hours per day for information.
blue paul terrier Sterilization Operations
Female blue paul terriers should be spayed—the removal of the ovaries and uterus—and males neutered—extraction of the testicles—by 6 months old. Spaying before maturity significantly diminishes the breast cancer risk, a usually deadly and common condition for older female dogs. The chance of an infected uterus, which is also a serious condition that impacts older females, will also be removed by spaying before six months. Prostate diseases, testicular cancer, certain types of aggressions and some hernias are preventable by neutering males.
Immunizing your blue paul terrier
- blue paul terrier puppies should be vaccinated with a combination immunization (called a “five-in-1”) at 2, 3 and four months old, and then once every year. This immunization immunizes your puppy from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. The blue paul terrier must be vaccinated for at least the first four months of his life.
- If your blue paul terrier has not been immunized and is older than 4 months, she will need to be given two vaccinations promptly, two or three weeks apart. Then you must vaccinate annualy.
- blue paul terrier puppy socialization and innoculation should go hand in hand. Most veterinarians recommend that new owners bring their blue paul terrier puppies to socialization courses, beginning at 8 to 9 weeks old. They should have received their first innoculations by then.
Statutes vary so much between different areas, that it’s best to call your community doctor for rabies vaccination info. For instance, NYC codes state that pets older than three months must be vaccinated for rabies. After the first innoculation, he must have another innoculation the following year, and then every three years. There are a variety of immunizations, many of which are appropriate for your blue paul terrier. There are others that are not, however. Ask your blue paul terrier’s vet for her recommendation. By the way, if your blue paul terrier gets sick because he is not properly innoculated, do not administer the vaccination until the dog has made a full recovery.
Intestinal Parasites in blue paul terriers
blue paul terriers are commonly exposed to worms and possible infestation—in all areas, both rural and urban. Eggs that carry roundworms are transmitted through a blue paul terrier’s feces. Even the healthiest of blue paul terrier puppies carry intestinal worms. The secret to treatment is early detection. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medicine will be successful against your blue paul terrier’s worms. A dewormer that eliminates roundworms, for example, cannot kill tapeworms. Your vet can best determine the culprit—and decide the effective treatment.
blue paul terrier: Miscellaneous Care Tips
blue paul terrier Supply Checklist
- Excellent-quality dog food and treats designed for blue paul 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 license and ID tag
- Carrier (for pups)
- Crate for training
- Box or dog bed with warm quilt or towel
- Doggie or child’s toothbrush
Warnings to be Heeded
Do not feed your blue paul terrier the following:
- Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
- Chocolate, tea, coffee, or any other caffeinated foods
- Grapes & raisins
- Spoiled or moldy food
- Onions, garlic & chives
- Chicken, turkey, or any other poultry bones
- Salt and salty foods
- Tomato leaves, stems and unripe fruit
The “Bottom” Line
Unless you are at home, or in a secured, fenced-in area, always keep your blue paul terrier on a leash. And please, when your blue paul terrier defecates on your neighbor’s yard, dispose of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about blue paul terriers
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