Thursday, June 25, 2009

American Foxhound

Nicknames: Foxhound
Litter Size: 1 to 12 puppies
Weight: Female: 35 to 55 pounds
Weight: Male: 65 to 75 pounds
Level of Training: Medium. Needs to be trained early.
Health Problems: (Thrombocytopathy)Blood Disorder,
Family: Very affectionate, can be stubborn at times, and easy going
AKC: Hound Group          
UKC: Scenthound Group
Grooming: American Foxhounds need their ears to be clean weekly. They need to be brushed weekly.
Life Span: 10 to 12 years
Extra Info: American F0xhounds needs walked at least twice a day. Be careful! American Foxhound's leash need to be held on tightly, otherwise you may be running after them, more than you have ran in your life time... They are a hound, so they were bred to hunt. They may go after smaller animals.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wire Fox Terrier

Grooming: Brushing Everyday

Family: Not the best dog for children
Training: Very Hard

Other names: Wire Hair fox terrier, Wire haired Terrier, Foxie, and Fox Terrier
Activity level: High
AKC Information: Terrier Group
FCI Information: Group 3 Section 1 #169
ANKC Information: Group 2 (Terriers)
CKC Information: Group 4 (Terriers)
KC(UK) Information: Terrier Group

NZKC Information: Terrier Group
Health Concerns: Deafness, Displacement of the eye lens, add or loss of bone mass, dislocation of the kneecap, shoulder dislocations, and eyelashes growing in an abnormal spot on eyelid that causes eye irratation, squinting, cornela ulcers, tearing, and inflammation. Eyes and ears need to be checked yearly.
Life Span: 10 to 13 years

Extra Information: Wire Fox Terriers are very playful, but do not get along with some animals. If they find something interesting such as a squirrel, they will bark and go after it because they were bred to hunt.

Nail Clipping

Why is it important to clip your pets nails?

If you wouldn't clip your pets nails, the nail could literally grow into the pet's paw causing infections, constant bleeding, irritation of the paw, and many serious health issues.

What do you use to clip your pets nails?

To clip a pets nails, you must use nail clippers that are specifically for pets. You CANNOT use human nail clippers. Make sure you don't clip where the vein is-otherwise, the pet will bleed. If the pet bleeds, immediately put some baking soda to stop the bleeding.

How do you cl
ip your pets nails?

Picture source: Planet-Pets

How often do you need to clip your pets nails?
You should trim your pets nails often. When you start see your pets nails are long immediately clip their nails.

When should I start clipping my pets nails?

You should start clipping your pets nails when they are under a year old. Doing this will allow the pet to get used to getting their pets nails trimmed and also make it easier in the future.

Tips: Trimming a pets nails in higher places will allow you to trim the nails without fighting with them. Most pets are are afraid of heights, so this will cause them not to want to fight because they don't want to fall. MAKE SURE YOU ARE CALM because they can pick up how you are feeling and they will automatically feel the same way you are feeling.