Owning dogs, in particular providing care for the eurasier, is old hat for humans across the world. Some zoologists say dogs were domesticated sometime between 12,000 and twenty five thousand years ago—and that all canines evolved from wolves. Since then, human beings have selectively bred more than 400 different breeds, which vary in size from 4-pound teacup poodles to Irish wolfhounds, whose three-ft stature has earned them the title of the tallest pooch. However, the most preferred canines are non-pedigree dogs—the one-of-a-kind dogs known as mutts. The eurasier is another popular choice among canine owners. Many owners are uninformed, however, of some important eurasier care tips.
Health care cost for your eurasier
The yearly cost of rearing your eurasier—including food, veterinary care, toys and license—could vary between four hundred twenty and seven hundred eighty dollars. This is not even considering capital costs for spay/neuter operations, collar and leash, dog carrier and dog crate. Note: Be sure you have all your supplies before you bring your eurasier home.
Basic eurasier Care
How To Feed your eurasier
- eurasier puppies between eight and twelve weeks need 4 bowls of food daily.
- eurasier pups 3 to 6 months old should be fed three meals daily.
- Feed pups six months to one year old two times every twenty-four hours.
- When your eurasier hits his or her first birthday, one bowl every 24 hours is usually enough.
- Sometimes adult eurasiers, however, do better with two smaller servings. It is your job to learn your eurasier’s eating habits.
Top-quality dry dog food provides balanced nutrition for grown eurasiers and may be mixed with canned food, water, or broth. Your eurasier may also be fond of fruits and vegetables, cottage cheese, and cooked eggs, but these additions should not be more than 10 pct of his or her daily calorie intake. eurasier pups need to be given a high-quality, brand-name puppy food. Please limit “people food”, however, because it can cause mineral and vitamin imbalances, bone and teeth issues, and might create very picky eating habits and obesity. Give clean, fresh water at all times, and make certain to wash water and food bowls very regularly.
eurasier Care Tips: Your eurasier needs exercise daily
eurasiers must get daily physical activity to stay in shape, recharge their brains, and maintain their health. Physical activity also seems to help eurasiers avoid boredom, which often leads to destructive behavior. Going outside can satisfy most of your eurasier’s desires to dig, chase, herd, chew and retrieve. Individual exercise needs depend on your eurasier’s level of health and her age—but merely a walk down the street every day and ten minutes in the backyard probably won’t suffice. If your eurasier is a 6 to 18 month adolescent, her requirements will probably be much more.
eurasier Grooming Tips
You can help reduce shedding and keep your eurasier clean with brushing. Inspect for fleas and ticks every day during warm weather. Sometimes eurasiers don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Before a bath, comb or cut out all mats from the eurasier’s coat. Rinse all soap from the coat, or the dirt will stick to the soap residue.
Handling Your eurasier
Pups are obviously the easiest to manage. When carrying the eurasier pup, take one of your hands and place it beneath your dog’s chest, either with your forearm or your other hand supporting his or her back legs and rump. Never attempt to lift or grab your pup by his forelegs, tail or nape. When you need to lift a bigger, full-grown eurasier, pick it up from the underside, bracing his or her chest with 1 arm and rear end with your other arm.
eurasiers need a warm quiet spot in order to sleep away from all drafts and off the ground. You may wish to think about purchasing a doggie bed, or try making one from a wood box. Place a clean sheet or pillow inside the bed for cushioning. Wash your eurasier’s bedding often. If the eurasier will be outdoors frequently, be certain she has covering and plenty of cool water in hot weather, and a covered, warm, dry area during the winter.
There are licensing rules to follow in your town. You should affix the license to the eurasier’s collar. The license, along with an identification tattoo or tag, can possibly help secure your eurasier’s return should she become lost.
eurasier Behavior Facts
About Training your eurasier
A well-behaved, companion eurasier can be a blessing to have. But when left untrained, your dog can be trouble. Teaching your eurasier the standards—”Come”, “Down”, “Heel”, “Off”, “Sit”, “Stay”, and “Leave it”—will improve the relationship with both your dog as well as the relatives. If you own a pup, start training her on the right behavior as fast as you can! A snack can be used as incentive and recognition. Pups should start obedience courses when they are adequately vaccinated. Call the local SPCA or humane society for information on training courses. It is best to walk your eurasier leashed while in public, even while a pup. Just be sure your dog will come to you at all times whenever you call him. A disobedient or aggressive eurasier cannot play with others.
Knowing Your eurasier’s Health
eurasiers should visit the vet for a full assessment, vaccinations and heartworm exam each year, and immediately when he is injured or ill.
eurasier Dental Health
While many of us may simply dislike our eurasier’s bad breath, we must be aware of what it may be a symptom of. Foul breath is most commonly a symptom which means that your eurasier is in need of an oral exam. Plaque due to unhealthy bacteria results in a bad stench that necessitates treatment by a professional. After a professional oral cleaning, his teeth and gums may be kept healthy by eliminating table food, feeding a special diet focused on maintaining dental health, and brushing regularly. Your vet can provide you with other advice for minimizing oral problems and stinky breath. You can easily clean your eurasier’s teeth with a doggie toothpaste or a homemade paste made of baking soda and water twice weekly. Clean them with a nylon pantyhose stretched over your finger, a sterile gauze pad, or a soft, child’s toothbrush. Periodontal disease,which is an infection between the gums and teeth, sometimes affects eurasiers. This dreadful affliction can sometimes lead to loss of your eurasier’s teeth as well as spread diseases throughout her body. The doctor usually will brush your eurasier’s teeth in the regular health analysis.
eurasier Bad Breath
Although dental disease in isolation is not that serious if it is found early, the foul odors may also indicate serious, chronic issues. A pleasant, even fruity smell can frequently be indicative of diabetes, while diseases of the intestines or liver may cause foul breath. When your eurasier’s breath smells like urine or ammonia, kidney disease may be the reason. Any time you determine your eurasier has foul breath accompanied by other symptoms of ill health, like loss of appetite, nausea, loss of weight, depression, too much drinking and urinating, schedule an assessment with his vet.
Dealing with Fleas and Ticks in eurasiers
In the warm seasons, it’s vital for you to perform daily, regular inspections of your eurasier for fleas and ticks. Remove and find fleas using a flea comb. There are numerous new technologies of flea elimination. Speak with your veterinarian about these and other options.
Heartworm problems in eurasiers
This parasite resides in the heart and is passed from a contaminated dog to your eurasier by mosquitoes. Several eurasiers die annualy due to heartworm infections. It is wise to make sure your eurasier submits to a blood test for heartworms each and every spring—this is required for catching infestations from the previous year. A monthly tablet given throughout the course of the warm, wet time of the year will protect your eurasier. Your eurasier should be on heartworm medication throughout a winter trip to a warmer climate. There are some locations, usually the locations with more moderate climates, where vets recommend parasite pills be given year round.
Toxins and Medicines
Never give your eurasier medication that hasn’t been prescribed by a vet. For example, are you aware that 1 ibuprofen capsule will sometimes cause stomach ulcers in some dogs Keep rat poison and other rodenticides away from your eurasier. Make sure to contact your dog’s doctor when you have cause to think your eurasier has been exposed to a toxin. You should also call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for 24 hr. help.
eurasiers: Spaying and Neutering
Male eurasiers should be neutered – the extraction of the testicles – and females spayed – the removal of the ovaries and uterus – by six months old. You will usually greatly diminish your female’s chance of breast cancer by spaying before maturity. The chance of a sick uterus, which is another serious disease that impacts older females, can also be eliminated by spaying before six months. Neutering males eliminates the risk of testicular diseases, some hernias and certain aggressive behavior.
- eurasier puppies should be innoculated with a combo immunization (called the “5-in-one”) at two, three and four months old, and again once yearly. This vaccine immunizes your pup from parainfluenza, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis, and distemper. Your eurasier puppy’s immunization program cannot be finished prior to 4 months old.
- If your eurasier has not been vaccinated and is older than four months, he will need to be given 2 innoculations as soon as possible, 2 to 3 weeks apart. Then you must innoculate yearly.
- Your eurasier puppy’s socialization should coincide with her innoculation program. Most vets advise that new owners bring their eurasier puppies to socialization courses, as early as 8 or nine weeks old. They should have received their first vaccinations by this age.
Because statutes are so different between different areas, call a local doctor for instructions for rabies innoculation. As an example, NYC codes state that pets older than 3 months must be innoculated for rabies. The initial rabies vaccine must be followed by another innoculation the following year, and then every 3 years after that. There are a variety of vaccines that are appropriate for your eurasier. Ask your eurasier’s vet for her opinion. Also, if your eurasier gets sick because he is not immunized, do not administer the vaccination until the dog has made a full recovery.
Worms in eurasiers
eurasiers are commonly exposed to worms—even in urban areas. Tiny eggs created by roundworms are transmitted through an infected dog’s stool. Most puppies, even from healthy mothers in good homes, carry intestinal worms. An accurate, early diagnosis is the secret to treatment. Early, accurate diagnosis maximizes the possibility that prescribed medicine will be effective against your dog’s worms. A dewormer that eradicates hookworms, for example, cannot kill tapeworms. Your veterinarian can best determine the culprit—and prescribe the best medication.
eurasier Care Tips: Additional Info
Checklist of eurasier Supplies
- High-quality dog food and snacks specifically designed for eurasiers and similarly-sized dogs
- Food bowl
- Water bowl
- Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
- Brush and comb for grooming, including flea comb
- Collar with license and ID tag
- Quality leash
- Dog carrier (for puppies)
- Training crate
- Box or dog bed with warm quilt or towel
- Dog toothbrush
Warnings to be Heeded
Do not feed your eurasier the following:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Chocoloate or any food with caffeine
- Grapes or raisins
- Spoiled or moldy food of any kind
- Onions, garlic and chives
- Poultry bones
- Salt & salty foods
- Tomato leaves, stems or unripe fruit
- Yeast dough
Unless you are at home, or in a secured, fenced-in location, always keep your eurasier on a leash. If your eurasier does #2 on your neighbor’s grass, the sidewalk or any other public space, please clean it up! Don’t forget to check out these other articles about eurasiers
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