Owning dogs, in particular taking care of the treeing cur, is a specialty of people across the world. Some zoologists believe dogs were first domesticated sometime between twelve thousand and 25,000 years ago—and that all canines evolved from the wolf. Since then, people have selectively bred more than four hundred breeds, varying in size from four-pound teacup poodles all the way up to Irish wolfhounds, whose 3-ft stature has earned them the title of tallest pooch. But the most widespread dogs are the non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The treeing cur is another favorite choice with canine owners. Many owners are uninformed, however, of some common treeing cur care tips.
Typical cost of care for your treeing cur
The annual budget for providing for your treeing cur—which includes nutrition and treats, to veterinary care, toys and license—could range between four hundred twenty and seven hundred eighty dollars. This does not even account for capital costs for sterilization surgery, a collar and leash, a dog carrier and dog crate. Tip: Be positive you have all of your items before getting your treeing cur home.
Typical treeing cur Care
treeing cur Feeding Routine
- treeing cur pups between 8 and 12 weeks old need 4 meals daily.
- Feed treeing cur puppies 3 to 6 months old three meals per day.
- Feed puppies 6 months old to one year two meals a day.
- When your treeing cur hits his 1st birthday, one bowl each day is adequate.
- Many times treeing curs might do better with two lighter helpings. It’s your job to adapt to your treeing cur’s eating tendencies.
High-quality dry food provides balanced nutrition to adult treeing curs and may be mixed with water, canned food, or broth. Your treeing cur may be fond of fruits and vegetables, cottage cheese, and cooked eggs, but these additions should be less than 10 percent of her daily nutrition. treeing cur pups should be fed top-quality, name brand puppy food. Please limit “people food”, though, because it can result in mineral and vitamin deficiencies, bone and teeth issues, and may cause some extremely picky eating habits and obesity. Give fresh, potable water exclusively, and make sure to clean food and water dishes often.
treeing cur Care Tips: Make sure your treeing cur does some daily exercise
treeing curs must get daily physical activity in order to stay in shape, recharge their brains, and maintain good health. Physical activity also tends to help treeing curs avoid boredom, which often leads to destructive behavior. Getting out and about will quell many of your treeing cur’s instinctual urges to herd, dig, chase, retrieve and chew. Exercise needs vary based on your treeing cur’s level of health and his age—but 10 minutes in back of the house and merely a walk around the block every day probably won’t be enough. If your treeing cur is a six to eighteen month adolescent, her requirements will probably be more.
Grooming tips for treeing curs
Frequent brushing will help keep your treeing cur clean and reduce shedding. Check for ticks and fleas daily during warm weather. Sometimes treeing curs don’t need a bath more than a few times a year. Prior to bathing, cut out or comb any and all mats from the treeing cur’s hair. Carefully rinse all soap from the coat, or the dirt will stick to the soap.
Handling Your treeing cur
Puppies, as opposed to adults, are obviously the easiest to manage. When carrying your treeing cur puppy, take 1 of your hands and place it under your dog’s chest, with either the forearm or other hand supporting his hind legs and rear. Don’t ever attempt to grab or lift your pup by his forelegs, back of the neck or tail. When you need to lift a larger, adult treeing cur, pick it up from underneath, holding his chest with 1 arm and rump with your other arm.
How to House the treeing cur
Your treeing cur needs a warm peaceful spot in order to relax away from all the drafts and away from the floor. You may wish to think about purchasing a dog bed, or make one out of a wooden box. Put a clean comforter, blanket, sheet, or pillow inside the bed for cushion. Wash the treeing cur’s bed covering often. If the treeing cur will be outdoors often, be certain she has access to plenty of cool water and covering in hot weather, and a dry, covered, warm shelter in the cold.
treeing cur Identification
Your town has licensing regulations to follow. You should affix the license to the treeing cur’s collar. This, together with an ID tattoo, can easily help you recover your treeing cur should he become lost.
Facts on treeing cur Behavior
Thoughts on treeing cur Training
A well-mannered, companion treeing cur is a a joy. But untrained, your dog may be nothing but trouble. Training your treeing cur on the fundamentals—”Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, and “Leave it”—improves your relationship both with your pooch and the neighbors. If you’re the owner of a pup, start training her on the appropriate behavior as soon as possible! Use a treat as recognition and incentive. Puppies can join obedience courses when they have been adequately vaccinated. Call the community humane society or SPCA for details on obedience schools. It is wise to keep your treeing cur leashed in public, even while a pup. Just be sure your dog will come back to you when you say. A disobedient or aggressive treeing cur cannot play with other people.
The Health of Your treeing cur
Your treeing cur should see the veterinarian for a thorough diagnosis, immunizations and a heartworm test annualy, and ASAP if she is ill or hurt.
About your treeing cur’s Dental Health
Although we might simply dislike our treeing cur’s foul breath, it’s important to be aware of what it might mean. Foul breath usually indicates that your treeing cur is in need of a dental screening. Plaque caused by bacteria brings a terrible smell that can only be cured with the help of a professional. After you give your treeing cur a professional oral cleaning, his gums and teeth may be kept healthy by feeding a special diet focused on dental health, eliminating table food, and regular brushing. Your veterinarian can supply you with additional information on reducing oral diseases as well as stinky breath. You can use a baking soda and water paste or a dog toothpaste once or twice per week to brush your treeing cur’s teeth. Use a child’s soft toothbrush, a gauze pad or a piece of nylon stocking stretched over your finger. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, sometimes affects treeing curs. Sometimes, teeth loss occurs due to periodontal disease. Infection can sometimes also propagate to the rest of your treeing cur’s body. The veterinarian will brush your treeing cur’s teeth in the typical health test.
Bad Breath in treeing curs
Although halitosis brought on by oral disease might not be that serious if detected early enough, sometimes those odors may indicate more serious, persistent problems. A fruity, even pleasant smell can frequently be indicative of diabetes, while diseases of the liver or intestines may cause foul breath. Kidney disease might be the cause when your treeing cur’s breath smells of ammonia or urine. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your treeing cur 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 treeing curs
When it’s warm, it’s important for you to perform regular, daily inspections of your treeing cur for ticks and fleas. Use a flea comb to remove and find fleas. There are several new techniques of tick mitigation. Visit your veterinarian about his options.
Heartworm problems in treeing curs
Your treeing cur is at risk of developing heartworms if she is exposed to lots of mosquitoes. The insect transports the worm from dog to dog. Many treeing curs die yearly as a result of heartworms. It’s critical to ensure your treeing cur has a blood test for heartworms every spring. It’s also wise to give your treeing cur a once-a-month tablet in the warm, wet time of the year to be able to protect him from heartworms. Your treeing cur should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. In some warmer locations, veterinarians advise preventative heartworm medication be taken continually.
Medicines and Toxins
If you’re pondering giving your treeing cur tablets that was not prescribed for her by his veterinarian, forget about it. Are you aware that just 1 regular-strength ibuprofen pill could cause ulcers in treeing curs? Make sure your treeing cur is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. When you think your doggie has been exposed to a toxic substance, notify the vet or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 twenty-four hours per day for instructions.
treeing cur Sterilization Procedures
Male treeing curs should be neutered – the extraction of the testes – and females spayed – the removal of the uterus and ovaries – by 6 months old. You will greatly diminish your female treeing cur’s breast cancer risk by spaying prior to adulthood. Spaying also eradicates the risk of a sick uterus, a traumatic issue in more mature females that requires intensive medical care and surgery. Neutering males prevents prostate diseases, certain types of aggressions and some hernias.
treeing cur Vaccinations
- The combo vaccine (also called the “five-in-1 shot”) ought to be given to your treeing cur at 2, 3, and four months old and then once each year. This immunization immunizes your treeing cur puppy from distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. The treeing cur must be vaccinated for at least the first 4 months of her life.
- If you have the rare treeing cur who has not been vaccinated and is older than four or 5 months, he will need a set of 2 immunizations given two to 3 weeks apart, followed by a yearly innoculation.
- Your treeing cur pup’s vaccinations should coincide with her socialization program. Most vets recommend that new owners take their treeing cur pups to socialization classes, as early as 8 to 9 weeks old. At this age, they should have already received at least their first immunizations.
Statutes are so varied around the country, the best thing is to contact your community veterinarian about rabies innoculation info. For instance, New York City statutes declare that pets older than 3 months be immunized for rabies. The original rabies immunization must be followed up by another immunization the following year, and then every 3 years after that. There are many vaccines that could be right for your treeing cur. Your vet can give you her opinion. Another thing, if your treeing cur happens to get ill because she is not vaccinated, the innoculation needs to be administered after your pet is better.
Intestinal Parasites in treeing curs
treeing curs are often exposed to worms—in all areas, both urban and rural. Eggs that carry roundworms and hookworms are transmitted through a treeing cur’s feces. Most pups, from all environments, even those with healthy mothers, carry hookworms or roundworms. The secret to treatment is correct diagnosis. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medication will be highly effective against your treeing cur’s worms. A dewormer that eliminates roundworms, for example, can’t kill tapeworms. Your veterinarian can best define the culprit—and prescribe the most effective medicine.
Additional treeing cur Care Tips
treeing cur Supply Checklist
- Excellent-quality dog food and treats designed for treeing curs and similarly-sized dogs
- Food dish
- Water bowl
- As many safe toys as you can provide, especially chewable
- Comb and brush for grooming, including flea comb
- Collar with license and ID tag
- Carrier (for pups)
- Crate for training
- Box or dog bed with blanket or towel
- Child’s toothbrush
The no-no list
Do not feed your treeing cur the following:
- Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
- Chocoloate or any food with caffeine
- Raisins & grapes
- Moldy or spoiled food of any kind
- Onions, garlic & chives
- Poultry bones
- Salt & salty foods
- Tomato leaves, stems & unripe fruit
- Yeast dough
Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured space, always keep your treeing cur on a leash. And please, when your treeing cur defecates on your neighbor’s yard, remove and dispose of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about treeing curs
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