Poodle Care is very important when you decide to get this kind of breed dog as your companion, because these are very high maintenance dogs and require a lot more attention and care than other breeds.
Preventive Health Care
Owning a dog can be a lot of fun, but at the same time it is important to remember that a lot of work goes into it. Taking an active role in your Poodle's health and poodle care will be the most important issue as a Dog Owner.
Poodles are generally healthy, long-live dogs, but they do need basic care, this includes vaccinations, worming,spaying or neutering your poodle, and annual check-ups with a vet you trust will help you to work with your Poodle Care.
Poodle Puppy Love
Selecting a Qualified Vet for Your Poodle Care
Your new puppy
has been delivered to you freshly bathed; toenails trimmed, hair in ear
canal removed her ears are fresh and she has clean smelling face.
Now is your responsibility to choose the perfect vet for your Poodle Care.
And if you never had a pet before, this is a great time to talk with your new vet about general dog health problems.
Routine visits to your veterinarian should begin when your poodle is young and continue her /his whole life.
Your first step is to ask for recommendations trough your neighbors, or friends. If you have a few names call them an inquire about fees and payments options and very important to ask is if they offer health insurance plans and what kind of emergency poodle care they can offer to your doggy.
Your second step is visiting the Clinic and their premises.
The clinic can be a small general office o a large clinic, the most important part is that you have to feel comfortable. The place must be clean, calm and welcoming.
They have to provide same day appointments and emergency care because your doggy poodle does not schedule his illness in advance.
Take a Pet First Aid Class
Knowing how to react in an emergency may save your pet's life.
The American Animal Hospital Association estimates that one in four pets would survive an emergency if they were given first aid
Investing a little time in a pet first aid class will prepare you not only on how to manage emergencies, but some classes will teach you how to prevent some of the most common emergencies dog owners face.
To find a pet first aid course in your area, check the Pet Tech website, the Red Cross or even your veterinarian.
It is a very important responsibility when we thinking in how to handle Poodle Care.
Regular Medical Examination
Poodle care is important even if your Poodle Puppy seems healthy, a checkup once year is recommended.
Poodle care means taking your poodle for regular medical and dental checkups and stay current on vaccinations, flea and heart worm prevention.
Along with performing regular at-home health examinations, providing good nutrition and enough exercise, grooming, regular brushing and combing, as well as care of nails, teeth, ears and eyes.
It's important to work with your veterinarian to prevent disease. Puppies start with a series of vaccinations, and yearly boosters are given thereafter.
You have to be aware that puppies and dogs are exposed to infectious diseases and you can prevent it if they get vaccines for rabies, parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis, and whatever your vet will consider necessary.
Our Poodle Gingy with her friend the Veterinarian
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering your doggy will be part of poodle care and will give him a happy and better quality of life.
Spaying and neutering your poodle may also reduce the risk of certain health problems, offering you more years with your beloved dog.
" It is true that dogs that are spayed or neutered live healthier and longer life "
Neutering your male poodle is less likely to develop Prostrate, Testicular or Anal cancer.
Spay your female poodle before the first heat to prevent breast cancer and uterine infections.
Female poodles that have been spayed do not go into heat and you won't have the mess that comes with the female reproductive cycle or the noisy male unexpected visitors.
Your veterinarian can fully explain spay and neuter procedures to you. " If you have a new puppy, don;t wait "
Dogs can become parents sooner than you think, is safe and effective, so talk with your veterinarian at your pet's first visit
Our Gingy at Dinner Time
Good nutrition is especially important to poodle care, because eating a balanced diet with plenty of nutrients like protein, carbs, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals will help you poodle maintain its beautiful, thick coat and wellbeing. There are many high quality dog foods that provide a balanced diet for your dog. Talk with your poodle breeder and with your veterinarian for advice on finding the right food and to prevent situations like Canine Diabetes and another chronic dog diseases.
If you live in an apartment it is OK for poodles, because they really do not required a yard. They should, however, be taken on daily walks and frequent off-leash romps for exercise and to prevent boredom.
Toy and Miniature poodles are more active indoors than Standard Poodles. If you work long hours and need someone to take your dog out for a mid-day potty break or walk, a dog walker can be very important to you and your pet. If your dog get s some attention during the day, he will be less likely to become bored, which can lead to destructive behavior.
In order to find professional Pet-Sitter or Dog Walker check with your friends or your veterinarian. You can also search the website,search online, or look in the Yellow Pages.
Standard Poodles Ebbie and Sophie playing and socializing
It is also important to socialize your poodle at a young age to prevent unsocial behavior, let him play with other dogs and teach him to play with children. They will love it!!!!!!!
Our dear Jarvas the Best Groomer in the World
An ungroomed poodle will have many different problems, for example skin problems and then the only solution may be to strip the coat right down to the skin. You must accept the responsibility for your poodle's welfare from the time you make your choice and be aware to have a budget because some it results expensive.
The groomer will also clip the nails and remove hairs that grow in their ear canals that could cause infections.
Bathing, Brushing and Combing
You can bath your Poodle as often as once a week. I prefer to do it every two weeks. Bath your Poodle in warm water and use a mild dog shampoo. Rinse thoroughly; leaving shampoo in the coat irritates the skin. Also I recommend using a conditioner; this will leave the coat soft and out of shampoo.
If you don't air dry the Poodle's coat will be left curly.
For a smooth fluffed look, brush with a soft slicker brush as you are drying with a blow dryer.
Brushing and Combing your Poodle is essential to keeping his coat tangle free and prevent matting, also increases skin circulation and makes your poodle feel very good.
Just think that brushing increases the bond between you and your doggy poodle. And also it is a good time to check your dog for skin inflammation, sores or lumps.
Poodles Teeth Care
It is better to introduce your puppy to preventive dental maintenance that include brushing at an early age, using a soft toothbrush and a canine toothpaste at least once weekly. I know it is not easy but with a lot of patience you will be able to do it. Also feeding your poodle with dry dog food and mixed with some moist or canned food will help.
And as a treats you can give your Poodle your raw carrots, greenies and other dental treats that you can find in a big variety of tartar-control biscuit and chew toys.
Dog's teeth frequently accumulate tartar on the surface, particularly if they are fed only soft food. If tartar is accumulated, it must be scraped off, then suggest to let your professional veterinarian regularly remove the tartar and polish the teeth, the only incorporable is that this procedure has to be done under anesthesia.
Give your Poodle patient and consistent training.
Poodles are very trainable and eager to please, but tend to be sensitive and don't respond well to harsh training methods.
If your new dog hasn't had any training, taking him/her through a class will enable you to become a better dog owner, help him/her learn good manners, and they also will train you to train your dog. This will be a very important step on your Poodle Care.
If you have friends with well trained dogs, ask them if they know of a good trainer.
You can also check with your veterinarian or do search on the Association of Pet Dog Trainers website.
Poodles Ears Care
Bath your Poodle when necessary with a mild dog shampoo and clean the ears regularly with baby oil or an ear cleaning solution for dog.
Check your Poodles ears often but only pluck or clean when necessary.
Poodles have hair growing inside their ears, This hair should be removed, before it grows too long to prevent air flow and cause infections.
Poodles Eyes Care
Excessive tearing is common in Poodles and causes stains.
In light colored Poodles the staining appears reddish brown.
Washing your Poodle eyes every day can minimize tear stains and prevent matter from building up and hardening, causing irritation and sores.
Wash and wipe gently using a different piece of cotton wool for each eye cleanse.
Poodles Nail Care
Many house pets don't get enough exercise and their nails do not receive the natural grinding which comes with a reasonable amount of outdoor activity. They have to be trimmed regularly using a pair of nail clippers. Great care must be taken not to cut the soft, fleshy area inside that nail called the quick, wich contains the nerves and blood supply. It will bleed profusely it cut. If you do cause the nail to bleed, apply a nail blood-clothing solution.
" I recommended to letting the Groomer trim your doggy "
Ready for a nap
For this reason poodles care may mean using baby gates to keep the doggy in or out of certain areas, crate training, removing poisonous plants or dangerous items from the doggy's reach, or any number of other preparations to make your home more pet friendly.
You'll also want to be sure your Poodle has his own sleeping place, and of course plenty of toys to keep him/her busy.
As you see Poodle Care is a very important part in owning a Dog,
" Your Poodle is going to be your companion for a long time, and it's important to know how to care for it properly "
"Providing food and shelter is not proving love for your pet.
Those too, but proper care and protection from harm make the truest
sense of responsible pet ownership." - John D. Carraway, DVM
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