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The way you attend to the needs of a dog is generally referred to as dog care. The type of care your dog needs can depend on the situation, the type or breed of the dog, and the owner’s willingness to follow through with a proper dog care procedure. Dog care can range from the basic to the specialized, such as the care of a dog that is having puppies, or the care of a puppy that has been orphaned. Below are commonly asked questions about dog care that have been answered by Experts.
What information do you need to take care of an orphaned new born puppy?
If a pup has been orphaned, rejected by its mother, or is unsafe with its mother, you can take good care of the puppy if these basic directions are followed: The puppy will need to be bottle fed formula at least every 2 hours. This will continue until the puppy reaches six weeks of age. Just as important as
the puppy is helping it to go to the bathroom. Mother dogs get their puppies to go the bathroom by
the puppies’ genital area, which stimulates the puppies. To assist a puppy you can use a wash cloth moistened with warm water and use it to massage the genital area of the puppy. On top of feeding and toileting, the puppy will need to be started on worming medication every two weeks from the age of two weeks to ten weeks. When the puppy reaches the age of six weeks, it may begin to eat hard puppy
that has been soaked in formula to make it softer and more appealing.
What should be done if a small part of a starter log has been ingested by a dog?
If a small part of a starter is ingested by a dog, the use of the antacid Pepcid is recommended. This can be bought over the counter. The dosage will dependent upon the animal’s
, the milligram of medication per pound of weight is 0.25. This can be given to the dog every twelve hours. It is recommended that this be done for three days, as a preventative measure against ulcers or upper gastrointestential problems. If the dog exhibits any signs of abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or vomiting, the dog will need to have x-rays done at the veterinarian to rule out the possibility of a bowel obstruction.
What should be done when an animal refuses to eat dog food, but will eat table food?
This often happens when a dog has been fed table food regularly. To correct this, an individual may have to re-teach correct
. This can be accomplished by putting the dog’s food out and if the dog does not eat put it back out. When the owner goes to eat they will need to put the dog’s food back out, continuing to do this until the dog understands what food is theirs. If the dog does not eat it in the first few instances, the owner need not worry. The dog will eventually eat the
and will not starve. Since table food is not healthy for dogs to live on, this will teach the dog better
What should be done when a new animal is recovering from parvo and the other animals have had the vaccination?
The main effort needs to be focused on keeping the other dogs from being within contact of the dog that is recovering from
. The dog care would consist of lowering the potential of infection of those dogs that are not in recovery. The dogs will need to be separated for several weeks, while the dog recuperating sheds some virus. Care should be taken that the dogs that did not have parvo does not come in contact with the feces of the dog that had parvo. If toileting occurs in the home, cleaning with diluted bleach is recommended.
Which is better for a longer than a few days boarding, a vet or a dog kennel?
When it comes to boarding a veterinarian’s office will usually be thorough in dog care needs such as eating and medication if needed, but the
time will not be much. A kennel will allow the dogs more play time, and good kennels are very thorough with dog care.
Dog care comes in many forms, and many different ways. If a puppy is orphaned or rejected by the mother, the individual will have to take the place of the mother, feeding the puppy every two hours up until at least the age of six weeks, while also helping the puppy go to the bathroom by massaging its genitals with a warm wet washcloth. Poor dog care can come in the form of spoiling a dog until it refuses to eat anything but table food. The dog will have to go through re-teaching, so that it can fulfill its
. To find answers to questions about caring for your own dog, it is always best to ask an Expert.
Recent Dog Care Questions
My 2 year old black lab is normally extremely exuberant. Yesterday
My 2 year old black lab is normally extremely exuberant. Yesterday he noticed me preparing multiple meals in packets for when I take him to a dog care center for several days. He then became lethargic and when it came time to put him in his crate for the night, he moved very reluctantly. This morning he had to be coaxed out of his crate with a treat, and was very slow to respond to any commands. We normally run 2-4 miles each morning, but this morning he would only walk. He ate normally on our return, but then lay down by the door and would not move. Since then he has moved to the living room rug and will not respond to commands to come. Could this be entirely emotional, or is he sick?
We have two dogs, one is an 11 year old Red Heeler/Rat terrier
We have two dogs, one is an 11 year old Red Heeler/Rat terrier mix. He has/had many issues. I've been able to train him out of a lot of them with treat- positive reinforcement training. On walks he's much better as long as I see the danger first (bikes, dogs, joggers) and have him sit and wait for his treat and if he's quite and calm he gets one. The man issue is that he won't listen to my husband and is becoming increasingly aggressive towards him. Filo ( our dog) freaks out when he leaves or comes home, or goes near the bathroom. This morning my husband went to take a shower and Filo got so aggressive that my husband jumped into the shower because he was worried he was going to get bit. In the past Filo has tried 'herding' him out of the bathroom... It seemed like he did it so I could get in there. He's a dog that loves routine and usually at night I use the bathroom first before bed then my husband. If we go out of order he gets upset. When I take a shower Filo guards the bathroom door from the inside. If my husband walks past Filo barks and freaks at the door. Needless to say Filo is very attached to me, I spend the most time with him since I work part time and do most of the dog care, treats be what not. Since he's part working dog I'm always talking to him and giving him commands....When we go for walks as a family I walk Filo and Pete walks our other dog. When I am not home Filo is a totally different dog towards Pete, very laid back and relaxed. The only thing I can think to do is if I start to ignore Filo and let Pete take over everything for awhile.... The only thing that stops Filo from being aggressive are squirt bottles.... I'm at my wits end I love my dog and would do anything for him but I can't have him attacking my husband.
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