How To Care For Your Large Munsterlander

Posted by on Mar 10, 2008 in Dogs, Large Munsterlander, Pets | Comments Off on How To Care For Your Large Munsterlander

large munsterlander care tipsRaising dogs, especially taking care of the large munsterlander, is nothing new for people. Some zoologists believe that dogs were domesticated between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago—and that dogs evolved from wolves. Since those days, we have selectively bred more than four hundred breeds, which range in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the distinction of tallest dog. However, the most popular canines are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The large munsterlander is another favorite pick with dog owners. Some owners are oblivious, however, of many important large munsterlander care tips.

Health care cost for the large munsterlander

The annual cost of raising your large munsterlander—to include food and snacks, veterinary care, toys and license—could vary between $420 and seven hundred eighty dollars. This doesn’t even include capital costs for spay/neuter surgery, collar and leash, carrier and dog crate. Note: Make sure you have obtained all the required items before you bring your large munsterlander home.

General large munsterlander Care

How To Feed the large munsterlander

  • large munsterlander pups between eight and twelve weeks need 4 meals in a day.
  • large munsterlander pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed 3 meals in a 24 hour period.
  • Feed puppies 6 months old to one year two times per day.
  • By the time your large munsterlander hits his or her first birthday, one feeding every twenty-four hours is typically all that’s required.
  • Some large munsterlanders, however, prefer 2 smaller helpings. It is your responsibility to learn your large munsterlander’s eating tendencies.

High-quality dry food provides a well-rounded diet to full-grown large munsterlanders and may be mixed with water, broth, or canned food. Your large munsterlander may also be fond of fruits and vegetables, cooked eggs, and cottage cheese, but these additions should be less than 10 pct of her daily allowance. large munsterlander puppies need to be given premium-quality, brand-name puppy food. You should try to limit “people food”, though, since it can cause mineral and vitamin imbalances, tooth and bone issues, and might cause very picky eating habits as well as obesity. Clean, fresh water should be made only, and be sure to clean water and food dishes daily.

large munsterlander Care Tips: Make sure to get your large munsterlander some daily physical activity

large munsterlanders need some daily physical activity so they can burn calories, recharge their brains, and remain in good health. Daily activity also tends to help large munsterlanders fight boredom, which often leads to destructive behavior. Playing outside will appease many of your large munsterlander’s desires to chew, dig, chase, retrieve and herd. Individual exercise needs will vary based on your large munsterlander’s age and his or her level of health—but ten minutes in back of the house and a couple of walks down the street every day probably will not be sufficient. If your large munsterlander is a six to 18 month adolescent, her requirements will probably be more.

large munsterlander Grooming

You can help reduce shedding and keep your large munsterlander clean with brushing. Inspect for fleas and ticks daily during warm weather. Most large munsterlanders don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Before giving him or her a bath, comb or cut out any mats from the large munsterlander’s coat. Carefully rinse all soap out of the coat, or dirt will stick to soap residue.

large munsterlander Handling

Pups, as opposed to adults, are clearly the easiest to manage. While carrying the large munsterlander pup, put 1 hand beneath the dog’s chest, with either your forearm or your other hand supporting the hind legs and rear. Never attempt to lift or grab your puppy by her forelegs, tail or back of the neck. If you have to pick up a bigger, full-grown large munsterlander, lift from underneath, holding his or her chest with 1 of your arms and rear end with your other arm.

large munsterlander housing

Your large munsterlander needs a comfy quiet location to be able to rest apart from all breezes and off the ground or floor. You may want to buy a dog bed, or feel like making one from a wooden box. Put a clean comforter, sheet, blanket, or pillow in the bed for cushion. Wash the large munsterlander’s bed covering frequently. If your large munsterlander will be outdoors frequently, be certain he has plenty of cool water and covering in hot weather, and a covered, warm, dry shelter in the cold.

large munsterlander Licensing and Identification

There are licensing regulations to follow in your area. You should attach the license to the large munsterlander’s collar. This, along with an identification tattoo, can help secure your large munsterlander’s return if he happens to go missing.

Information on large munsterlander Temperament

Training large munsterlanders

A well-mannered, companion large munsterlander is truly a blessing to own. However, when left untrained, your dog can easily be nothing but trouble. Teaching your large munsterlander the fundamentals—”Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, and “Leave it”—will improve your relationship with both your dog and your relatives. If you’re the owner of a pup, begin training her on the appropriate behavior as fast as you can! Snacks can be used as incentive and recognition. Puppies can commence obedience class when they are sufficiently vaccinated. Contact your local SPCA or humane society for training class recommendations. You should always keep your large munsterlander leashed while in public, even as a puppy. Just be certain your doggie will come back to you every time you say. A disobedient or aggressive large munsterlander cannot play with others.

About your large munsterlander’s Health

Your large munsterlander should visit the veterinarian for a thorough screening, innoculations and a heartworm exam annualy, and as soon as possible if he is injured or sick.

large munsterlander Dental Health

Although we may simply dislike our large munsterlander’s halitosis, we should pay attention to what it may indicate. Foul breath is usually an indication that your large munsterlander should get an oral screening. Plaque triggered by germs brings a bad stench that necessitates treatment by a professional. After a professional dental cleaning, the gums and teeth may be maintained by eliminating table food, feeding a special diet focused on maintaining dental health, and brushing regularly. Your veterinarian can supply you with other info for mitigating dental diseases 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 large munsterlander’s teeth. Use a child’s soft toothbrush, a gauze pad or a piece of nylon stocking stretched over your finger. Periodontal disease,which is an infection between the gum and tooth, sometimes affects large munsterlanders. Often, teeth loss takes place because of gum infection. Infections can sometimes also propagate to other areas of your large munsterlander’s body. Your vet usually will brush the large munsterlander’s teeth during his regular health assessment.

Halitosis (bad breath) in large munsterlanders

Although dental disease in isolation is not critical if detected early, halitosis may also be indicative of serious, chronic causes for concern. A sweet, fruity smell can be a sign of diabetes, while diseases of the intestines or liver may cause foul breath. If your large munsterlander’s breath smells of urine or ammonia, kidney disease might be the reason. If ever you find your large munsterlander has foul breath in conjunction with other signs of disease, like diminished appetite, vomiting and nausea, loss of weight, bad mood, excessive drinking and urination, plan a visit to her vet.

Fleas and Ticks in large munsterlanders

During the summer, it’s important for you to perform daily inspections of your large munsterlander for fleas and ticks. Use a flea comb to remove and find fleas. There are numerous new techniques of tick control. Refer to your veterinarian about his recommendations.

large munsterlanders With Heartworm Issues

This parasite resides in the heart and passes from an infested dog to your large munsterlander by way of mosquitoes. Heartworm infestations are potentially deadly. It’s important you ensure your large munsterlander takes a blood screening for this parasite annually in the spring. It is also good to give your large munsterlander a monthly pill throughout mosquito season to be able to protect him from heartworms. Your large munsterlander should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. In some of the more moderate regions, veterinarians recommend preventive parasite medication be taken continually.

Poisions and Medicines

If you’re thinking about giving your large munsterlander tablets that was not prescribed for her by his doctor, forget about it. Just one ibuprofen tablet can create stomach ulcers in large munsterlanders. Keep rat poison and other rodenticides away from your large munsterlander. If you have reason to suspect that your doggie has eaten a poisonous substance, immediately call the doctor or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 24 hours a day for help.

Neutering and Spaying large munsterlanders

Male large munsterlanders should be neutered – the extraction of the testes – and females spayed – the removal of the ovaries and uterus – by six months old. You can greatly reduce your female large munsterlander’s breast cancer risk by spaying before maturity. The risk of an infected uterus, which is another serious affliction that impacts more mature females, will also be removed by spaying prior to six months. Testicular cancer, prostate diseases, some hernias and certain types of aggressions can be prevented by neutering males.

large munsterlander Immunizations

  • Your large munsterlander pup should be immunized with a combo innoculation (called a “five-in-one”) at two, 3 and four months old, and again once yearly. This vaccine immunizes your pup from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. Your large munsterlander must be innoculated for at least the first four months of his life.
  • If your large munsterlander has not been immunized and is older than four months, he will need 2 vaccinations immediately, two to three weeks apart. Then you must immunize yearly.
  • large munsterlander puppy socialization and immunization should go together. Many doctors advise that new owners take their large munsterlander pups to socialization courses, beginning at eight or 9 weeks old. They should have already received their first immunizations by then.

Statutes vary so much around the country, that it’s best to contact your local vet to get rabies vaccination details. In NYC, for instance, the law states that any pets older than 3 months must be vaccinated for rabies. After the initial immunization, he must get a second vaccination the next year, and then every three years. There are several vaccines that might right for your large munsterlander. Your vet can tell you about them. Please be aware, if your large munsterlander gets ill because he is not innoculated, the immunization should be given after your dog recovers.

Hookworms in large munsterlanders

large munsterlanders are often exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Eggs that carry roundworms are transmitted through a dog’s feces. Even the healthiest of large munsterlander puppies carry intestinal worms. The key to effective treatment is early detection. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed treatment will be effective against your dog’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates roundworms, for example, can’t kill tapeworms. Your vet can best define the culprit—and assign the most effective medication.

large munsterlander: Miscellaneous Care Tips

large munsterlander Supply Checklist

  • Top-quality dog food and treats specifically designed for large munsterlanders and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food bowl
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Comb & brush for grooming, including a flea comb
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Quality leash
  • Carrier (for puppies)
  • Training crate
  • Dog bed or box with quilt or towel
  • Dog toothbrush

The no-no list

The following items should never be fed to large munsterlanders:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee, tea, or chocolate
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Moldy or spoiled food of any kind
  • Onions, chives and garlic
  • Chicken, turkey, or any other poultry bones
  • Salt & salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit & stems
  • Dough

Final Thoughts

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured spot, always keep your large munsterlander on a leash. And please, when your large munsterlander defecates on your neighbor’s lawn, remove it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about large munsterlanders

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