Owning dogs, especially taking care of the russian toy, is nothing new for people across the world. Some zoologists postulate that dogs were first domesticated sometime between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago—and that all canines evolved from wolves. Since then, we have selectively bred more than 400 breeds, which vary in size from four-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, whose three-foot stature has earned them the title of tallest pooch. However, the most popular pooches are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The russian toy is also a favorite choice with dog owners. Some owners are misinformed, however, of some of the most important russian toy care tips.
General cost of care for your russian toy
The yearly budget for raising the russian toy—to include nutrition and treats, to vet bills, toys and license—could vary between four hundred twenty and $780. This does not even include capital expenses for sterilization surgery, dog collar and leash, carrier and dog crate. Tip: Be positive you have all your supplies before bringing your russian toy home.
Basic russian toy Care
Feeding your russian toy
- russian toy puppies between eight and twelve weeks old need 4 meals in a day.
- russian toy pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed three meals every 24 hour period.
- Feed puppies 6 months old to 1 year 2 bowls of food daily.
- When the russian toy makes his 1st birthday, one bowl in a twenty-four hour period is usually sufficient.
- Many times adult russian toys might prefer two smaller meals. It’s your responsibility to learn your russian toy’s eating schedule.
Excellent-quality dry food ensures a balanced diet for grown russian toys and may be mixed with broth, canned food, or water. Your russian toy may love cooked eggs, fruits and vegetables, and cottage cheese, but these should be less than 10 percent of her daily nutrition intake. russian toy puppies should be given excellent-quality, brand-name puppy food. You should limit “table food”, however, since it can cause vitamin and mineral imbalances, tooth and bone concerns, and might create very picky food choices and obesity. Give clean, potable water at all times, and be certain to clean food and water bowls regularly.
russian toy Care Tips: Your russian toy needs physical activity daily
russian toys must get some daily physical activity to burn calories, recharge their brains, and maintain their health. Daily exercise also really helps russian toys avoid boredom, which has the potential to lead to difficult behavior. Physical activity will curb many of your russian toy’s desires to dig, chase, herd, chew and retrieve. Activity needs vary based on your russian toy’s level of health and his age—but ten minutes outside and just a walk down the street every day probably isn’t enough. If your russian toy is a 6 to 18 month adolescent, his requirements will be much greater.
russian toy Grooming Tips
Frequent brushing will help keep your russian toy clean and reduce shedding. Inspect for ticks and fleas every day during the summer or other warm weather. Most russian toys don’t need a bath more than a few times during the year. Before a bath, cut out or comb any mats from the russian toy’s hair. Carefully rinse all soap from the coat, or dirt will stick to the soap.
How to Handle Your russian toy
Puppies, as opposed to adults, are obviously the easiest to manage. When carrying your russian toy puppy, place 1 hand beneath the dog’s chest, with either your forearm or your other hand supporting the hind legs and rump. Never try to lift or grab your pup by her front legs, back of the neck or tail. If you have to pick up a bigger, adult russian toy, lift from underneath, holding her chest with one of your arms and rear end with your other arm.
Housing your russian toy
russian toys need a cozy peaceful location to be able to rest apart from all drafts and away from the floor. You might wish to think about buying a doggie bed, or feel like making one from a wooden box. Place a clean sheet, blanket, or pillow in the bed as cushioning. Wash the russian toy’s bedding frequently. If the russian toy will be spending a lot of time outdoors, be certain she has covering and plenty of cool water in hot weather, and a warm, dry, covered area in the cold.
russian toy Identification
There are licensing rules to heed in your community. You should attach the license to your russian toy’s collar. This, together with an ID tattoo, could help secure your russian toy’s return should he get lost.
russian toy Behavior Info
Training russian toys
A well-mannered, companion russian toy is a blessing to own. However, when left untrained, your russian toy may be a big headache. Training your russian toy on the basics—”Stay”, “Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, and “Leave it”—will improve the relationship both with the russian toy and the relatives. If you’re the owner of a puppy, begin teaching him or her manners as soon as humanly possible! Use little bits of food as an incentive and a reward. Pups can be enrolled in obedience classes when they have been adequately vaccinated. Contact your community SPCA or humane society for information on obedience classes. It is best to walk your russian toy leashed in public, even while a pup. Be sure your russian toy will come back to you whenever you call her. A disobedient or aggressive russian toy should not play with others.
About your russian toy’s Health
russian toys should visit the vet for a full examination, shots and heartworm assessment annualy, and as soon as possible if he is hurt or ill.
Your russian toy’s Dental Health
While many of us may object to our russian toy’s foul breath, we must pay attention to what it may mean. Foul breath usually means that your russian toy needs an oral screening. Plaque , which is caused by germs creates a foul stench that can only be cured by treatment by a professional. Once you have given your russian toy a professional oral cleaning, her teeth and gums can be be preserved in a healthy state by feeding a special diet focused on dental health, eliminating table food, and regular brushing. The veterinarian can provide you more information for eradicating dental problems and stinky breath. You can easily clean the russian toy’s teeth with a dog paste or a baking-soda-and-water paste twice weekly. Clean them with a sterile gauze pad, a piece of nylon stocking wrapped around the finger, or a child’s soft toothbrush. Some russian toys develop periodontal disease, another term for gum disease. Often, loss of teeth takes place because of gum infection. Infection will sometimes also propagate to other areas of your russian toy’s body. The vet will sometimes brush his teeth at a typical checkup.
russian toy Breath Gone Wild!
If your russian toy has halitosis, gum disease may not necessarily be the only issue, as other more serious problems have that symptom. A fruity, even pleasant smell may often be indicative of diabetes, while liver or intestinal diseases may cause foul breath. When your russian toy’s breath smells of urine or ammonia, kidney disease might be the reason. Set an appointment with a veterinarian whenever your russian toy has halitosis along with other signs of disease like excessive urinating or drinking, depression or lethargy, weight loss, nausea, or decreased appetite.
Tick and Fleas in russian toys
Daily, regular inspections of your russian toy for fleas and ticks throughout the warm seasons are vital. Use a flea comb to find fleas. There are several new procedures of flea and tick control. Visit your vet about her or his recommendations.
russian toys With Heartworm Issues
Your russian toy is at risk of contracting heartworms if she is exposed to mosquitoes often. Mosquitoes transport this parasite from dog to dog. Heartworm infestations can be potentially deadly. It’s very critical you make sure your russian toy submits to a blood test for this parasite annually in the spring. A once-a-month pill taken throughout the course of mosquito season can protect your russian toy. Your russian toy should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. In some of the milder climates, veterinarians recommend preventative worm medication year round.
Poisons and Medications
Never give your russian toy medication that hasn’t been prescribed by her veterinarian. For example, did you know that one ibuprofen capsule causes ulcers in russian toys? Make sure your russian toy is never exposed to rat poison and other rodenticides. When you have reason to believe that your doggie has eaten a poisonous substance, call the veterinarian or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for 24-hour animal poison help.
Neutering and Spaying russian toys
Female russian toys should be spayed—which is the extraction of the uterus and ovaries—and males neutered—removal of the testicles—by 6 months of age. Spaying before maturity greatly diminishes the risk of breast cancer, which is a usually fatal and common health problem for more mature female dogs. The risk of a sick uterus, which is also a serious disease that affects more mature females, will also be removed by spaying when young. Testicular cancer, prostate diseases, certain types of aggressions and some hernias are all preventable by neutering male russian toys.
Innoculating your russian toy
- russian toy puppies should be immunized with a combination innoculation (called a “5-in-one”) at 2, three and four months old, and then once annually. This vaccine protects your puppy from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. Your russian toy puppy’s vaccination program cannot be finished prior to four months old.
- If you have an uninnoculated russian toy older than four or five months, he must have a set of 2 vaccinations two to three weeks apart, followed by an annual immunization.
- Your russian toy pup’s immunizations should coincide with his socialization program. You can bring your russian toy puppy to socialization courses by 8 or 9 weeks of age, according to many vets. At this point, they should have received at least their first series of vaccines.
Because regulations are so different around the country, call a local doctor to get info for rabies shots. For instance, in NYC, the regulation requires any pets older than 3 months of age to be vaccinated for rabies. After the original shot, she must have another vaccination the next year, and then every three years. There are a variety of innoculations, many of which are effective for your russian toy. There are others that are not, however. Ask your russian toy’s vet for his recommendation. By the way, if your russian toy gets sick because she is not properly vaccinated, do not administer the vaccination until the dog has made a full recovery.
Tapeworms in russian toys
russian toys are commonly exposed to worms—in all areas, both urban and rural. Eggs that carry roundworms and hookworms are transmitted through a dog’s feces. Even the healthiest of russian toy puppies carry hookworms or roundworms. The key to treatment is early detection. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed treatment will be successful against your russian toy’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates hookworms, for example, will not kill tapeworms. Your vet can best figure out the culprit—and prescribe the effective medicine.
russian toy Care Tips: Additional Information
Checklist of russian toy Supplies
- Top-quality dog food and snacks specifically for russian toys and similarly-sized dogs
- Food dish
- Water bowl
- As many safe toys as you can provide, especially chewable
- Comb and brush for grooming, including a flea comb
- Collar with license and ID tag
- Carrier (for puppies)
- Training crate
- Box or dog bed with comforter or towel
- Child’s toothbrush
The no-no list
The following items should never be fed to russian toys:
- Alcohol, beer, wine or liquor
- Chocoloate or any food with caffeine
- Raisins or grapes
- Spoiled or moldy food of any kind
- Onions, garlic or chives
- Chicken, turkey, or any other poultry bones
- Salt or salty foods
- Tomato leaves, unripe fruit or stems
- Yeast dough
Retain your russian toy on a leash whenever you are outdoors, unless you are in a fenced-in, secured area. And please, when your russian toy defecates on your neighbor’s yard, dispose of it! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about russian toys
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