how to care for my dog during pregnancy?

After breeding, 58-65 days is normal for the delivery stage. Mostly within 9 weeks you should be ready for receiving puppies. We can divide this pregnancy into 3 stages. First 3 weeks, your dog will be looking tried, feeling nausea, morning sickness is seen in them. They try to take rest and won’t eat properly. Provide her comfortable place to take rest. Normal exercise can be done. Don’t give excess amount of food, normal diet is enough. Second 3 weeks, from 4-6 weeks dog physic may change; slight bulge in her abdomen can be seen. Your dog will gain weight. You can increase food. You can add cheese cottage with low fat, boiled egg for more calcium with dog nutrient food. Don’t give them more work; jumping, climbing, running vigorously should be avoided. Avoid strangers very often during your dog pregnancy period. Throughout her pregnancy it is better for her to be in rest. In 45 days you can take her to your Vet and X-Ray will be taken to check out the fetus growth and find how many fetuses are there. Get your dog due date. Last 3 weeks, from 7-9 weeks you can again increase your food with

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How often can we breed the dogs?

How often can we breed the dogs? All dog owners should have enough knowledge about this topic. Do you want to have healthy puppies? Do your puppies should have strong immune power? Do you want your dog to be healthy for a long period? Then you should be concerned about when you should start breeding and how often it should take place? You can start your first breed from one and half to 2 years, it depends upon your breed. Then to the next breed it definitely needed one to two years gap, so there will not be any problems to your dog or for the puppies. Any responsible dog owners do not let her breed more often. It is best to stop from 3 – 5 times of their breeding. Breeding the dogs should be responsible because, new puppies should be born without any fault and it should be the healthiest. Before breeding check your dog, if there are any health issues or worms or any infections to them. Vaccinations should be given, if any. If your dog is a registered one, then choose her mate which is also registered as a purebred. Is your female dog mate with

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How much calories needed for dog per day?

How much calories needed for dog per day? How can we find out? This is always a big question for all the dog parents. Nutrient Diet is very important to every dog for a healthy grow and for a long life. An improper diet may create various problems in dog like immune system weakness, obesity, in-activeness and various diseases may easily attack your pet. First thing, you should know about how much calories can be give to your dog daily for their energy requirement. It is based upon what type of dog you have, is it active dog or inactive one, is it working dog or it is pregnant. What is the weight of your dog? Everything should be taken into account before calculating the calories. Here is the chart given for your reference about the daily calories needed for the dogs. Weight of the dog is given in Kilograms. Calories Needed Per Day Weight in KGs Dog Categories 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Puppies (below 4 months) 702 – – – – – – – – – Puppies (above 4 months to adult) 468 787 – – – – – – – – Normal

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General health tips to all dog breeds

For healthy companion you should take a general care which includes daily grooming, regular bathing, cleaning their mat and place regularly, proper and healthy feeding, regular walking and playing, dental check up, checking ears, eyes and nose, nail trimming and vaccinations at correct period. Daily grooming includes bathing, brushing hair, brushing its teeth, eyes, ears and nose clean. It is a general health tips to all dog breeds. Regular Bathing: Usually dogs don’t like bathing. It should be practiced from puppies by giving them toys to play while taking bath or by giving special treat after bath. Brushing Hair after bathing: After bathing, regular combing is important and check whether fleas and ticks are left or shedding hair is normal or abnormal. Consult your Vet if it is abnormal. Brushing the teeth: Bad odor from your pet’s mouth may be the sign of dental problems like tooth decay and some tooth disease. Regular brushing will make prevention. Tooth paste and brush are available in the pet store. If bad odor is more then it better to consult your Vet. Eyes, Ears and Nose Cleaning: If you seen any disorders in eyes, ears and nose it is apt to consult your

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Motion sickness in dog breeds and solution

Some people has a motion sickness while traveling, they will have vomiting sensation and get vomited in long travel. Like that motion sickness in dog is very common; mostly young puppies have motion or car sickness than the adult one. Motion sickness causes vomiting, Diarrhea and in-activeness in your pet. Why motion sickness is caused? Your puppies/dog may not be familiar with the car traveling, they will get scared. Dogs that travel only for visiting veterinarian once in six month or in a year will be unease and creates negative thoughts about car ride. In your puppies ear structures for balancing will not be developed fully, so it causes nausea while travel. In adult dog, if motion sickness continuous even after the several traveling consult your Vet for the treatment. How to adapt your dog for car ridding? Before going to a long ride, it is appropriate to train your pet for many short rides. First make your dog stay inside the stationary car, then start the car. Continue it for one or two days. Then in third day, slowly move the car and stop it and encourage your pet for its behavior by giving treat. Next day further move

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Dog Eating Stones and Being Sick?

Dog Eating Stones and Being Sick? Are you worried about that. Generally many dogs will be Eating stones and sand which has a number of reasons. The main thing will be your dog has problem in its bowl. There may be a worm inside his stomach or it may be the sign of calcium deficiency in the diet or your pet will be anemic. Change the diet or consult your Vet. Another reason is it may get boredom or carving. This is known as pica that is the dog not only eats stones and sands it may also eat various dirty things, rubber etc. If your dog is doing so, try to change their concentration by giving something to eat that your pet likes, Give the toys to play (new toys if possible). Change its toys more often. Try to spend more time with your pet and playing with it may change its mind. It may be very dangerous if it is doing regularly. Consult your Vet if there is not sign of change even after many changes you have done. If you find any stones or pebbles swallowed by the dog you immediately approach your Vet. Dog Eating Stones

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Dog Bite Treatment Procedures and Help

We need to have proper awerness for Dog bite treatment. Rabies is one of the infections causes by dog bites. It is evaluated that more than 18000 people are infected by human rabies every year in India. More than 50,000 people worldwide are the victims die annually due to rabies. Reference: http://icmr.nic.in/ijmr/2014/march/0317.pdf Emergency action for dog bite: Immediately after the dog bite, wash that area with warm water. Allow bleeding for few minutes, this will prevent bacteria entering the wound. Take pain relief medicines. In case of severe wound, excess bleeding or if you think it will be infectious immediately move to the clinic. Infections in Dog bite: Dog bite can cause Rabies and Tetanus from the bacteria which enter the wound. Tetanus affects your nervous system and muscles. Rabies is a viral disease that affects nervous system and attacks the brains which may lead to the death. Rarely the dog bite may causes blood poisoning, damage in brain layers, infections in the layers of heart etc. Mostly children are affected by dog bites than the adult from their own dog; they should be prevented from this. Never allow infants alone with your dog, Practice your children how to handle

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Kids playing with dogs – Is it safe?

Kids playing with dogs – Is it safe? This will be very important question for all the parents who is also a dog owners. Before living your kids to play with dogs, you should educate and train them how to handle the dog. This will be always good. If not, your kids may irritate the dogs unknowingly that leads to Dog Bite. Many kids are attacked by dog bite. There are many reasons for this. Educate your child what to do and what should not do while playing with dogs? Children are small in size, and can be attacked easily. Some kids may not be kind to their dog they pull their ears, tail and pinch them. This will irritate your dog and it bites them. Teach your kids to be kind and how to play will them. It is not appropriate to disturb them and keep your hands in their plates while eating. Do not disturb them in sleeping. Sometimes even your kid hugs your dog may irritate them. When the dogs are injured and suffering from illness may make them bite. Never run from dog when it is nearing you. Don’t allow the kids below 5 years near

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How to feed a puppy? Best procedure

How to feed a puppy? It is a mostly asked question from all the dog owners. In my knowledge, a new born puppy needs the mother milk up to 8 weeks. You can slowly introduce solid food from 3 weeks onwards with its mother milk. Mother milk is very important; it develops immune system well to fight against any infections. Puppies needs about 3 – 4 meals a day. How much for each meals? It depends on your puppy; you should learn it from your experience. If you provide the food, when he eats fully give him some more, if he doesn’t eat more than 15 minutes reduce your food. They required lots of water. Normally all dogs needs more water. If the amount of water reduce in their body may cause many problems to them. Give them clean and fresh water, this will reduce amount of bacterial infections and illness. Normally give them puppy food with all nutrients that are available in the pet store. People food may or may not have all nutrients that are must for your pets. Your puppies/dog foods are available in many forms, dried food, moisture food and canned food. Dry food is usually

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Why Trimming Dog Nails and its Causes

Trimming dog nails is a very important thing in maintaining your dog’s health and it should be on regular routine. Long nails when it is broken can be painful and causes bleeding and infection to the dogs. Sometime long nails in dog may cause bone problems, because the dogs can’t keep its legs in proper position and leads to joint and knee pain. Many dogs don’t like and could be fear to trim their nails, but it is possible when you make it interesting by giving your dog favorite things he likes. Do not make it fast, be slow and take time to make him ease. Trimming should be done in proper manner and it not be too much trimmed because it can damage blood vessels. If you don’t have time or enough practice take your dog to Vets. Some of the nail problems is a large nail, narrow shorten, breaking of nails often, ingrown nails, formation of claws in abnormal way, whitening of nails. Nail problems usually caused by bacterial disease, fungal infection, yeast formation, injury and immune system disorders. If you see any symptoms of nail problems, take your dog to Vets. Your Vets can treat your dog

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Removing Fleas And Ticks From Dogs

Fleas and Ticks most commonly attack the pets particularly when we take them outside. It is necessary to check your dog regularly after every outing. There are various oral medications, Sprayers, Powders, Shampoos which can be given on regular basis. Oral medications can be given monthly once which will be no harm for others and it is easy to do so. When sprayers, powders are applied, you should be careful and sure that your kids are not touching your dog. It will be harmful to you and your pets when it licks. Shampoo suggested by your vets can be used regularly that causes no harm. Keep your lawn and grasses cut and maintained. It will reduce Fleas and Ticks. Clean your house, pet mattress, towels regularly. When you take your pet in woody region, be sure to check your pet after returning. Keep your dog healthy, if your dog have immunity power it will be safe and protected from flea or ticks bite. If your dog is affected by Flea or Ticks bite, it can be removed by you immediately. While removing, be sure you are taking it straightly right up. If not properly taken Ticks mouth part may leave

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Dog Breeds Best Suited For Indian Climate

Now a day many dogs are brought for the style and royal which may be an imported variety. But buyers should know whether the dog is suited for the Indian climate and whether the dog can be adapted to the warm and hot climate? There are also Non-Indian dogs which are suited for the Indian climatic conditions. The dog breeds which are most suited to our climate are the Beagle, the Labrador, Dachshund, the Pug, Doberman Pinscher, Dalmatians, German Shepherd, Pomeranian are some of the dogs outside India can able to survey in India too under proper caring. The Labrador and Pomeranian which sheds hair in hot climate needs extra care during that period.  Most dogs sheds their hair in sunny season under proper maintenance you can able to control their sheds. Many Indians show interest in Siberian husky dogs because of their beauty. Siberian husky dogs lives in cold places and very active, they would like to run for a long distance. They love people and mostly need companion. If Siberian husky is kept in the cold climate or in A/c place, it will have good health and long life. As long I have seen and in my experience

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Dog Hair Loss Remedy Tips and its Causes

Hair fall is very common in pet animals like Dogs, Cats, horses, etc.. It is not a big thing to worry, it is very normal for all pet animals. Hair fall may be under different reasons like Stress, Skin Infections, too much of fleas or ticks, climate changes may also cause fair falling. We can easily find out the cause of hair falls, if hair roots with soft bulb or without bulbs. If falls with soft bulb from hair root, then we need to check with Vets. If hair lose is without soft bulb, then dog may chew it by some itching problems. We can find out from following symptoms if needed Continuous self licking Stress Boredom Allergies to some medicines Congenital disorder Food allergies during pregnancy common dermatologic disorder in hot Above symptoms are common issues and nothing serious about it. But few things we can clarify ourselves about How old is your dog, How long your dog has hair fall problem, what was the last food we gave or need to check about dog foods, is hair root with soft bulb or without soft bulb, regular vet checkup? If still confused, go for complete vet checkup. Dog Hair

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Most common skin problems in dogs

Various skin problems in pet animals, we need to have regular checkup by cleaning all areas to prevent from skin problems. We have listed few with explanation below.. Allergic Dermatitis: It includes Atopy (environment allergy), Food Allergy and insect bites. Atopy: It is commonly found in pet animals. It is an allergic reaction your pet is encountering where he spends time. Common causes of atopy include pollens, grasses, and dust mites. However, anything in your pet’s environment can be capable of causing atopy. Food allergy: Food allergies can also create skin problems in dogs. Foods such as meat, grains, preservatives or other addictives added food can cause allergies. Fleas: It is most common in all pet animals especially in dog. Many of them are most sensible to the flea bite. Even one bite can cause serious skin problems in dog. Ticks: It is also an external parasite like Flea. Remove a tick properly by pulling it gently straight out. If you live in an area where ticks are common, consult your veterinarian about tick control products. Mange: Mites cause Mange. Two types of mange are sarcoptic mange and demodectic mange. While Sarcoptic causes severe itching and it is contagious and

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Stop Dog snoring and Solutions

Are you very much worried about your dog snoring? Is it disturbing your sleep? Is your dog is feeling discomfort? If your answer is yes, then go on reading this, you will find some useful tips from my experience with dog’s snoring. Snoring will be very mild in some dogs, and in some cases it will be a minor problem only. It will not affect your pet’s health adversely. But in some way when snoring is aloud it may result in various health problems in pets. Some breeds naturally have the tendency to snore due to their facial structure and their short nose. But this does not mean all the dogs in this variety will snore. If you feel it is abnormal, it is better to consult your veterinarian whether snoring is normal or it is the symptoms of illness. Causes of Snoring and to prevent it: As mentioned earlier, some breed has natural tendency to snore. These breeds are known as Brachycephalic breed. English/French Bull Dogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs belong to this category. Rhinitis is irritations and Infections in mucous membrane inside its nose, respiratory infections or allergies which causes dogs to snore. Fungal disease caused by environments like

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