Important Chinese Imperial Dog Care Tips

Posted by on Aug 9, 2006 in Chinese Imperial Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Important Chinese Imperial Dog Care Tips

chinese imperial dog care tipsOwning dogs, especially taking care of the chinese imperial dog, is nothing new for humans across the world. Some historians say dogs were domesticated sometime between 12,000 and twenty five thousand years ago—and that all canines evolved from the wolf. Since then, human beings have selectively bred more than 400 different breeds, which vary in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, who have earned the distinction of tallest canine. However, the most popular canines are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The chinese imperial dog is also a favorite pick among canine owners. Some owners are uninformed, however, of some of the most critical chinese imperial dog care tips.

General cost of care for your chinese imperial dog

The yearly cost of rearing your chinese imperial dog—which includes food, veterinary care, toys and license—can vary between four hundred twenty and seven hundred eighty dollars. This doesn’t even include capital costs for sterilization operations, dog collar and a leash, carrier and dog crate. Note: Be sure you have procured all of your supplies before you bring your chinese imperial dog home for the 1st time.

General chinese imperial dog Care

How To Feed the chinese imperial dog

  • chinese imperial dog puppies between 8 and twelve weeks need four meals every 24 hours.
  • Feed chinese imperial dog puppies 3 to 6 months old three meals in a 24 hour period.
  • Feed puppies six months old to one year old 2 bowls of food a day.
  • When the chinese imperial dog makes his 1st birthday, one bowl per day is sufficient.
  • Sometimes chinese imperial dogs, however, eat two lighter meals. It’s your responsibility to learn your chinese imperial dog’s eating tendencies.

High-quality dry dogfood provides a balanced diet to full-grown chinese imperial dogs and may be mixed with broth, water, or canned food. Your chinese imperial dog may also have a taste for fruits and vegetables, cottage cheese, and cooked eggs, but these additions should be less than 10 pct of his daily allowance. chinese imperial dog pups must be fed premium-quality, name brand puppy food. You should try to cut down on “people food”, though, because it can cause mineral and vitamin deficiencies, bone and teeth issues, and might create some extremely picky eating habits and obesity. Clean, fresh water should be made only, and make sure to clean food and water dishes very frequently.

chinese imperial dog Care Tips: Make sure to get your chinese imperial dog some daily physical activity

chinese imperial dogs must have exercise to stay fit, recharge their minds, and stay healthy. Exercise also really helps chinese imperial dogs fight boredom, which can often lead to difficult behavior. Getting out will quell most of your chinese imperial dog’s desires to chew, dig, chase, retrieve and herd. Activity needs vary based on your chinese imperial dog’s age and his or her level of health—but ten minutes in back of the house and merely a couple of walks around the block every day probably will not be sufficient. If your chinese imperial dog is a six to eighteen month adolescent, his requirements will probably be more.

Grooming tips for chinese imperial dogs

You can help keep your chinese imperial dog clean and reduce shedding with brushing. Check for ticks and fleas daily during the summer or other warm weather. Sometimes chinese imperial dogs don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Before a bath, comb or cut out all mats from the chinese imperial dog’s hair. Carefully rinse all soap from the coat, or the dirt will stick to soap residue.

How to Handle Your chinese imperial dog

Puppies, as opposed to adults, are clearly the easiest to handle. While carrying your chinese imperial dog puppy, take 1 hand and place it beneath the dog’s chest, either with the forearm or your other hand supporting the hind legs and rear. Never attempt to lift or grab your pup by his or her forelegs, tail or nape. When you have to pick up a bigger, adult chinese imperial dog, pick it up from underneath, supporting his chest with one of your arms and rump with your other arm.

Housing your chinese imperial dog

Your chinese imperial dog needs a cozy peaceful location to sleep away from all the drafts and away from the floor. You might wish to think about buying a dog bed, or consider making one from a wood box. Put a clean blanket or pillow inside the bed for cushion. Wash your chinese imperial dog’s bedding often. If your chinese imperial dog will be spending a lot of time outdoors, be sure he has access to shade and plenty of cool water in hot weather, and a covered, dry, warm shelter during the winter.

Licensing and Identification for chinese imperial dogs

Your community has licensing regulations to heed. Be sure to affix the license to your chinese imperial dog’s collar. The license, together with an ID tattoo or tag, will most likely help secure your chinese imperial dog’s return if he happens to go missing.

Info on chinese imperial dog Temperament

Training the chinese imperial dog

A well-mannered, companion chinese imperial dog is truly a blessing. But left untrained, your chinese imperial dog can easily be a big pain. Teaching your chinese imperial dog the basics—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—improves the relationship with both the chinese imperial dog as well as your neighbors. If you’re the owner of a pup, begin teaching her the right responses ASAP! Treats should be utilized as a lure and recognition. Pups should begin obedience courses when they have been sufficiently immunized. Contact your local humane society or SPCA for obedience courses. It is best to keep your chinese imperial dog on a leash when, even as a puppy. Just be certain your dog will come back to you at all times whenever you tell him. A disobedient or aggressive chinese imperial dog shouldn’t play with people.

The Health of Your chinese imperial dog

Your chinese imperial dog should see the vet for a complete assessment, shots and heartworm exam annualy, and immediately if he is injured or ill.

About your chinese imperial dog’s Oral Health

Although we may object to our chinese imperial dog’s foul breath, it’s important to be aware of what it may indicate. Halitosis usually means that your chinese imperial dog should get a dental check up. Dental plaque caused by bacteria creates a foul smell that can only be freshened with the help of a professional. After a professional dental cleaning, her teeth and gums may be maintained in a healthy state by brushing regularly, feeding a special diet focused on dental health, and eliminating table food. The veterinarian can provide you with additional guidance for eradicating dental diseases 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 chinese imperial dog’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 chinese imperial dogs. This troublesome affliction can initiate loss of teeth as well as propagate disease throughout her body. Veterinarians may brush the teeth as a regular part of your chinese imperial dog’s health screening.

Breeds with Halitosis (bad breath)

While oral disease in and of itself is not that serious when found early enough, bad breath may also be indicative of fairly serious, long-term causes for concern. A sweet, even pleasant smell can usually be a sign of diabetes, while diseases of the intestines or liver may cause foul breath. Kidney disease may be the cause if your chinese imperial dog’s breath smells like ammonia or urine. Whenever you find your chinese imperial dog has foul breath and other indications of ill health, like diminished appetite, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, depression, a lot of drinking and urinating, plan a trip to your dog’s vet.

Dealing with Fleas and Ticks in chinese imperial dogs

Daily, regular inspections of your chinese imperial dog for fleas and ticks during the summer are crucial. Find and remove fleas using a flea comb. There are several new techniques of flea mitigation. Talk to your chinese imperial dog’s doctor about these and other options.

Heartworm problems in chinese imperial dogs

Your chinese imperial dog is at risk of developing heartworms if she is exposed to lots of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes transport heartworms from dog to dog. Heartworm infestations are deadly. It’s critical to make sure your chinese imperial dog takes a blood test for worms every spring. A once-a-month tablet taken during the warm, wet time of the year will protect your chinese imperial dog. Your chinese imperial dog should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. There are some regions, usually the places with milder climates, where veterinarians advise heartworm pills be taken all the time.

Medicines and Poisons

Never, ever give your chinese imperial dog medication that has not been prescribed by his veterinarian. Are you aware that just one regular-strength ibuprofen pill causes stomach ulcers in some dogs Keep rat poison and other rodenticides away from your chinese imperial dog. When you suspect that your pooch has been exposed to a toxin, call your vet or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 24 hrs. a day for instructions.

chinese imperial dog Sterilization Procedures

Female chinese imperial dogs should be spayed—which is the removal of the uterus and ovaries—and males neutered—extraction of the testes—by 6 months old. You will usually significantly diminish your female’s risk of breast cancer by spaying prior to maturity. Spaying also eradicates the chance of a sick uterus, a traumatic condition in older females that can only be treated with intensive medical care. Prostate diseases, testicular cancer, certain types of aggressions and some hernias can be prevented by neutering males.

chinese imperial dog Vaccinating

  • Your chinese imperial dog puppy should be innoculated with a combo shot (called a “five-in-1”) at 2, 3 and four months old, and then once yearly. This innoculation immunizes your chinese imperial dog puppy from hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and distemper. The chinese imperial dog must be innoculated for at least the first four months of her life.
  • If your chinese imperial dog has not been vaccinated and is older than 4 months, she will need two vaccinations asap, 2 to 3 weeks apart. Then you must innoculate yearly.
  • chinese imperial dog puppy socialization and vaccination should go hand in hand. Most doctors recommend that new owners bring their chinese imperial dog puppies to socialization courses, beginning at eight to nine weeks old. They should have already received their first innoculations by then.

Because laws vary so much around the country, contact your local veterinarian to get instructions about rabies vaccination. For instance, New York City laws state that pets older than three months must be innoculated for rabies. After the first shot, she must get a second immunization the next year, and then every three years after that. There are several vaccines, many of which are right for your chinese imperial dog. There are others that are not, however. Ask your chinese imperial dog’s vet for his opinion. By the way, if your chinese imperial dog gets sick because he is not innoculated, do not give the immunization until the dog has made a full recovery.

Intestinal Worms in chinese imperial dogs

chinese imperial dogs are often exposed to worms and possible infestation—especially in rural areas. Microscopic eggs created by roundworms are passed in an infested chinese imperial dog’s feces. Even the healthiest of chinese imperial dog puppies carry intestinal worms. An accurate, early diagnosis is the key to treatment. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medicine will be highly effective against your chinese imperial dog’s worms. A dewormer that eliminates hookworms, for example, won’t kill tapeworms. Your doctor can best figure out the culprit—and prescribe the appropriate medicine.

chinese imperial dog Care Tips: Additional Info

Checklist of chinese imperial dog Supplies

  • Top-quality dog food and treats designed for chinese imperial dogs and similarly-sized dogs
  • Food bowl
  • Water dish
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Comb & brush for grooming, including a flea comb
  • Collar with ID tag and license
  • Leash
  • Dog carrier (for puppies)
  • Crate for training
  • Dog box or bed with warm quilt or towel
  • Doggie toothbrush

The no-no list

The following items should never be fed to chinese imperial dogs:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Raisins & grapes
  • Spoiled or moldy food
  • Onions, garlic or chives
  • Chicken, turkey, or any other poultry bones
  • Salt & salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, unripe fruit or stems
  • Dough

Final Thoughts

Unless you are at home, or in a fenced-in, secured location, keep your chinese imperial dog on a leash at all times. Whenever your chinese imperial dog does number two on your neighbor’s lawn, his sidewalk or any other public spot, please clean it up! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about chinese imperial dogs

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