Owning dogs, in particular taking care of the alano espanol, is a specialty of humans across the globe. Historians have proven that dogs were first domesticated between twelve thousand and twenty five thousand years ago—and that dogs evolved from wolves. Since those days, people have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, ranging in size from 4-pound teacup poodles all the way up to Irish wolfhounds, whose three-foot stature has earned them the title of tallest pooch. However, the most preferred dogs are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The alano espanol is another favorite choice among dog owners. Many owners are misinformed, however, of many common alano espanol care tips.
Typical cost of care for your alano espanol
The annual cost of taking care of your alano espanol—including nutrition and treats, veterinary care, toys and license—can range between four hundred twenty and $780. This doesn’t even account for capital costs for spay/neuter procedures, collar and leash, a dog carrier and dog crate. Tip: Make sure you have all of the necessary items before you get your alano espanol home.
Basic alano espanol Care
Feeding your alano espanol
- alano espanol puppies between eight and twelve weeks old need four bowls of food each day.
- Feed alano espanol puppies 3 to 6 months old three meals in a 24 hour period.
- Feed pups 6 months old to 1 year old 2 times in a day.
- By the time your alano espanol makes his or her 1st birthday, 1 bowl per day is sufficient.
- Some alano espanols, however, prefer two lighter meals. It is your responsibility to adapt to your alano espanol’s eating tendencies.
High-quality dry dogfood ensures balanced nutrition to full-grown alano espanols and can mix with broth, water, or canned food. Your alano espanol may dig cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables, and cottage cheese, but these additions shouldn’t total more than 10 percent of his or her daily food. alano espanol pups should be fed premium-quality, name brand puppy food. Please cut down on “people food”, though, since it can result in mineral and vitamin imbalances, tooth and bone problems, and may result in very finicky eating habits as well as obesity. Give fresh, clean water at all times, and be sure to clean water and food dishes very frequently.
alano espanol Care Tips: Your alano espanol needs exercise daily
alano espanols need physical activity so they can burn calories, stimulate their minds, and stay healthy. Physical activity also really helps alano espanols avoid boredom, which can often lead to difficult behavior. Supervised fun and games can curb many of your alano espanol’s instinctual urges to dig, chase, herd, chew and retrieve. Individual exercise needs are dependent on your alano espanol’s age and his or her level of health—but 10 minutes outside and just a couple of walks around the block every day probably won’t cut it. If your alano espanol is a 6 to 18 month adolescent, his requirements will probably be a little more.
alano espanol Grooming Tips
You can help keep your alano espanol clean and reduce shedding with brushing. Inspect for ticks and fleas daily during warm weather. Most alano espanols don’t need to be bathed more than a few times during the year. Prior to giving her a bath, cut out or comb any mats from the alano espanol’s coat. Rinse all soap out of the coat, or dirt will stick to the soap.
alano espanol Handling
Pups, as opposed to adults, are clearly the easiest to handle. When carrying your alano espanol puppy, take one hand and place it under the dog’s chest, with either the forearm or your other hand supporting her hind legs and rear. Never try to grab or lift your puppy by his forelegs, tail or nape. If you must pick up a larger, adult alano espanol, lift from the underside, bracing his or her chest with 1 of your arms and rump with your other arm.
Housing your alano espanol
alano espanols need a warm quiet place to sleep apart from all breezes and away from the floor. You might wish to think about buying a dog bed, or make one from a wooden box. Put a clean comforter, sheet, blanket, or pillow in the bed as cushioning. Wash your alano espanol’s bedding frequently. If the alano espanol will be spending a lot of time outdoors, make certain she has covering and plenty of cool water in the summer, and a dry, covered, warm area in the cold.
alano espanol Identification
Make sure to follow the community’s licensing regulations. Make sure to attach the license to your alano espanol’s collar. The license, along with an identification tattoo, can possibly help secure your alano espanol’s return should she go missing.
Facts on alano espanol Behavior
alano espanol Training
A well-mannered, companion alano espanol can truly be a joy to raise. However, untrained, your alano espanol can easily be a lot of trouble. Training your alano espanol on the fundamentals—”Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, “Come”, and “Leave it”—will improve your relationship with both the dog and the neighbors. If you have a puppy, start training him on the right responses as fast as you can! Use meals as incentive and recognition. Pups can enroll in obedience class when they are sufficiently vaccinated. Contact the community humane society or SPCA for details on training schools. It is best to walk your alano espanol leashed in public, even while a puppy. Be positive your dog will come back to you at all times whenever you tell her to. A disobedient or aggressive alano espanol cannot play with people.
Knowing Your alano espanol’s Health
Your alano espanol should visit the vet for a full screening, immunizations and heartworm test annualy, and as soon as possible if she is ill or injured.
About your alano espanol’s Dental Health
While many of us may simply dislike our alano espanol’s halitosis, it’s important to be aware of what it may indicate. Halitosis is a sign that your alano espanol is in need of a dental screening. Dental plaque , which is caused by bacteria brings a bad odor that requires professional treatment. Once you have given your alano espanol a cleaning done by a professional, her gums and teeth may be be preserved in a healthy state by brushing the teeth regularly, feeding a specially formulated dental diet and treats, and avoiding table scraps. The vet can supply you with additional data on mitigating periodontal 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 alano espanol’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 teeth and gums, often affects alano espanols. Often, tooth loss takes place due to periodontal infection. Infection can possibly also propagate to the rest of your alano espanol’s body. Veterinarians will brush her teeth as a regular part of your alano espanol’s health physical.
alano espanols with Bad Breath
Although periodontal disease alone is not life-threatening if it is detected early enough, bad breath may indicate more serious, long-term issues. A fruity, sweet smell can usually be indicative of diabetes, while intestinal or liver diseases may cause foul breath. Kidney disease is a possible reason if your alano espanol’s breath smells of ammonia or urine. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your alano espanol has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.
Dealing with Ticks and Fleas in alano espanols
During the warm seasons, it’s important for you to perform regular, daily checks of your alano espanol for ticks and fleas. Find fleas with a flea comb. There are several new technologies of tick and flea reduction. Ask your veterinarian about these and other options.
Heartworms in alano espanols
The heartworm is a parasite that resides in the heart and passes from an infested dog to your alano espanol by way of mosquitoes. Many alano espanols die each year due to heartworms. It’s extremely important to ensure your alano espanol submits to a blood test for worms annually in the spring. A once-a-month tablet taken during the warm, wet time of the year can help to protect your alano espanol. If ever you travel in a warmer-than-usual climate with your alano espanol during the winter, your dog must be on the preventive medicine during the trip. There are some regions, usually the locations with more moderate temperatures, where vets recommend worm medication be taken continuously.
Poisons and Medications
If you’re considering giving your alano espanol tablets that was not prescribed for her by his doctor, don’t do it. One little ibuprofen tablet is known to cause stomach ulcers in alano espanols. Make sure your alano espanol is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. Make sure you immediately call your dog’s vet when you think your alano espanol has been exposed to a poisonous substance. You can also immediately call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for 24 hr. help.
alano espanol Sterilization Procedures
It is recommended that male alano espanols should be neutered – the extraction of the testes – and females spayed – the removal of the ovaries and uterus – by 6 months of age. You will usually greatly reduce your female alano espanol’s chance of breast cancer by spaying before maturity. The possibility of a diseased uterus, which is also a serious affliction that affects older females, will be removed by spaying prior to six months. Neutering male alano espanols helps prevent prostate and testicular diseases, certain types of aggressions and some hernias.
alano espanol Vaccinating
- alano espanol pups should be immunized with a combination shot (called a “five-in-one”) at two, three and 4 months of age, and then once annually. This innoculation immunizes your alano espanol puppy from hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and distemper. The alano espanol must be innoculated for at least the first 4 months of her life.
- If you have the rare alano espanol who has not been immunized and is older than four or 5 months, he must have a set of 2 innoculations given 2 to 3 weeks apart, followed by a yearly immunization.
- alano espanol pup innoculation and socialization should go together. Most veterinarians advise that new owners bring their alano espanol puppies to socialization courses, beginning at 8 or nine weeks of age. They should have already received their first immunizations by then.
Since regulations vary so much around the country, contact a community doctor to get information on rabies innoculation. For instance, New York City statutes state that pets older than 3 months must be innoculated for rabies. The initial rabies immunization must be followed by a subsequent innoculation the following year, and then every three years after that. There are many immunizations, many of which are effective for your alano espanol. There are others that are not, however. Ask your alano espanol’s vet for her opinion. Also, if your alano espanol gets sick because he is not innoculated, do not give the innoculation until the dog has made a full recovery.
Hookworms in alano espanols
alano espanols are commonly exposed to worms and possible infestation—especially in rural areas. Eggs that carry roundworms are transmitted through a alano espanol’s feces. Even the healthiest of alano espanol puppies carry hookworms or roundworms. Getting an accurate, early detection is the key to effective treatment. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medication will be successful against your alano espanol’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates hookworms, for example, won’t kill tapeworms. Your vet can best determine the culprit—and prescribe the appropriate medication.
Additional alano espanol Care Tips
alano espanol Supply Checklist
- Excellent-quality dog food and snacks specifically for alano espanols and similarly-sized dogs
- Food dish
- Water bowl
- Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
- Brush and comb for grooming, including flea comb
- Collar with license and identification tag
- Quality leash
- Carrier (for pups)
- Training crate
- Box or dog bed with comforter or towel
- Dog toothbrush
The no-no list
The following items should never be fed to alano espanols:
- Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
- Raisins & grapes
- Moldy or spoiled food
- Onions, chives or garlic
- Bones of chicken, turkey, or any other animal (choking hazard)
- Salt & salty foods
- Tomato leaves, unripe fruit & stems
- Yeast dough
The “Bottom” Line
Keep your alano espanol on a leash whenever you are outside, unless you are in a secured, fenced-in location. Whenever your alano espanol goes number 2 on your neighbor’s lawn, on the sidewalk or any other public place, please remove and dispose of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about alano espanols
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