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Whippet

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October 8, 2010

Whippet

Whippet

Whippet

Thinking about purchasing an Whippet? Then read our blog about Whippet including a brief description, information on training, dog treats, dog food, temperament, grooming, activity and history.

Whippet looks like a miniature Italian Greyhound. Whippet is a medium sized sight Italian Greyhound giving the appearance of elegance and fitness, denoting great speed, power and balance without coarseness. Whippet dogs are one of the fastest breed in the world having been timed at 36.5 mph for a 150 yard course, which is at least 10 mph faster than the fastest human can run. Whippets have frail bodies, but they are intense when racing. Whippets have small rose ears, a black nose and thin snout. Their bodies are thin and lean but muscular. Their tapering tail remains undocked. Whippets are gentle, affectionate and adaptable, splendid watch dogs. Delightful companions or great jogging partners, the Whippet needs plenty of exercise and might as well get it with you. Whippets are considered one of the friendliest of the sight hounds, but can be initially nervous or reserved around strangers. They tend to get along very well with other dogs, but smaller animals may be hunted by this breed. They get along well with children however and are very playful, though children should be gentle. The Whippet is a calm and sensitive breed that is powerful on the race track and playful at home.

Whippet loves to chase moving objects- try the following dog toys: a soft ball, flexible Frisbee (cloth), or other soft plush favorite dog toys. If you provide a dog treat when the puppy returns the thrown object to you, and offer lots of praise, you reinforce a fetch-type game. If you chase the whippet for the dog toy, that will be the game you establish. Hiding small pieces of cheese or organic dog biscuits can be fun for your Whippet puppy and child. We don’t recommend lots of food-type bones, such as pig ears, bully sticks, or cornstarch bone products for your whippet.

Whippet has a smooth, shorthaired coat so Whippet needs minimal grooming. Many will tell you their dogs don’t shed. Unless a dog has no hair, they shed and the same is true for the Whippets. You won’t find large piles of hair like you would with a longhaired dog, but Whippets shed just like any dog, specifically in the spring and fall. A good brushing with furminator once or twice a week will not only take care of that problem, but will make your Whippet very happy as well. To keep your Whippet’s coat sleek and shining, give him a good rub with a chamois cloth (which he will also love). You’ll notice the difference it makes in his appearance.

The normally placid, easygoing Whippet can be run fast if he sees an animal to chase after. Then he morphs into Super-Whippet, taking off after his prey at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Besides dog leashes, you need a dog harness. But when he is not chasing prey or some other lure, the Whippet is a sweet-natured, loving, and adaptable companion.

Polite with strangers, the Whippet should be accustomed to people and noises at an early age. He is peaceful with other dogs but has a high prey drive and cannot be trusted with smaller pets.

Whippet dogs are mildly stubborn, but also very sensitive. They respond favorably only to calm, upbeat training methods that emphasize dog treats and dog food.

Holistic medicine has been applied for many centuries to heal and protect humans. In recent years, Whippet owners continue to learn that natural health is equally as essential for their treasured pet as it is for them. Holistic therapy is very often referred to as alternative or natural medicine. The practice involves the use of different natural treatments such as diet and nutrition, and exercise.

For more information about Whippet, please visit http://www.whippet.com.

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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

A Bichon Frise is known for needing frequent dental checkups and dog teeth cleaning, due to their being susceptible to teeth and gum problems. Regular dog dental care is required to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

To keep your Bichon Frise’s teeth free from plaque and tartar, you need to provide dog treats in addition to regular tooth brushing.

Edible chew dog treats are very popular among dog owners. Zukes Dental Chew Bones and Greenies Dog Treats are two of the most well-liked edible dog treats for Bichon Frise.

Zukes are made without artificial colors, flavors or byproducts. The mini to small sizes are perfect for your Bichon Frise.

Greenies are filled with easily- digestible proteins and contain antioxidants that promote your dog’s immune system. The teenie and petite sizes are just right for your Bichon Frise.

Dog dental care is an essential part of grooming your Bichon Frise and promoting his health. By regular dog tooth brushing and providing dental dog treats, you are actually helping your Bichon Frise become healthier and happier.

Bichon Frise, also known as Bichon needs a special health care.

Dog hygiene is important since Bichon Frise can suffer early tooth loss and are prone to gum infections without regular dental care. Daily or frequent brushing and avoidance of canned foods is recommended with a regularly scheduled professional cleaning with your Bichon Frise’s vet.

Provide your Bichon Frise with a good nutritional diet. If you notice any problems with your Bichon Frise’s knees, be sure to discourage excessive climbing stairs or jumping off furniture to prevent further stress. Be sure to have your Bichon Frise checked if you see limping or favoring of one leg over another.

Bichon Frise should be combed or brushed daily or at least 2-3 times a week and all tangles should be removed before shampooing.

Regarding Bichon Frise‘s Shampoo, since Bichon is white and you want Bichon to be white, you should probably use a shampoo that has some “whitening” ingredients (which usually means the shampoo has a blue color.) But as you also probably know, some Bichons do have skin problems and you may have to use special or even medicated shampoos.

Since the Bichon Frise has that lovely curly hair it’s important to wipe your Bichon Frise’s hind (anal) area with a damp cloth after each poop to keep it clean and prevent matting.

Bichon Frise is very sensitive to fleas so be sure to keep up with preventive treatments. To discourage mites regularly trim excess hair from in between their pads on their feet and in between their ears.

Since the Bichon Frise is prone to bladder stones and infections be sure to give your pet plenty of clean, fresh water. Filtered water is desirable.

Establish a relationship between your veterinarian and your Bichon Frise. You want to find out what vaccinations and heart worm preventive medications your Bichon needs. It’s important to keep the face of your Bichon Frise clean and neatly trimmed. Eye discharge and mucus can easily accumulate in the hair in front of their eyes and lead to serious problems. Wipe away the tears in the eye area daily and consider using topical wipes or a saline solution.

Bichon Frise can live comfortably in your apartment if Bichon Frise gets enough exercise. Bichon Frise is very energetic and active so playtime can take care of most exercise needs. But Bichon Firse loves walking and running out in the open too.

With proper care your Bishon Frise can enjoy a life expectancy of 15 years or more.

Bichon frise dogs need to have their teeth cleaned daily, or every few days, to ensure that there teeth and gums remain strong and healthy. While there are different foods, treats and chew toys you can provide your pet to help prevent plaque buildup, the best care comes from a toothbrush.

Brushing your bichon frise dogs teeth is a fairly easy process that your pooch will tolerate if you familiarize him with it when he is a puppy. Therefore, when you purchase your dog grooming supplies, make sure a dog toothbrush and flavored toothpaste are among the items you obtain. Keep in mind, it is essential that you use dental paste made for dogs because human toothpastes can upset your bichon‘s stomach. Furthermore, an animal dental brush or finger brush has very soft bristles so it is gentle on their gums

If you have never brushed your bichon frise’s teeth before, here are the steps to follow to get the job done: The steps will be coming soon….

Since the Bichon Frise is graced with good health and a wonderful temperament they make an excellent choice for a pet. With plenty of love, a safe environment and proper care you can go a long way to ensure your Bichon a full, healthy and happy life.

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