Old Dog Care

Old Dog Care

Large breeds of dogs require extra attention in matters such as nutrition, hygiene, exercise and discipline.
Dog breeds are very diverse, they can be of different colors, sizes and shapes. Of course, all dogs have similar needs; such as food, shelter, love and affection. But did you know that there are also different things to watch out for in large breeds of dogs? Large breeds of dogs are cared for differently than small ones.
Caring for Large Dog Breeds
Your dog's needs vary with his age. A puppy's needs, such as food and exercise, are different from those of an adult or older dog.
A dog's infancy; It is a critical time for development, health and growth. Make sure your dog is well fed and given adequate exercise during this time of his life.
Nutrition in Large Dog Breeds
good nutrition; dry food, wet food or homemade food is similar for all dogs. However, it is important to consider your dog's specific needs. Make sure the food you give your dog is suitable for his age and health.
There are various foods and various diets on the market according to the different needs of dogs . If you have any doubts or indecision about this, you should consult a professional.
Exercise and Hygiene
Hygiene is an issue that is often overlooked in dog care, but is actually an important one. Care should be taken in everything from the toilet to the proper cleaning of their eyes, ears, teeth and the care of their nails.
Exercise is a very fundamental factor in the development of the dog . Adequate exercise will help him shed any excess energy and socialize with other dogs. You should also consider that each breed of dog has its own differences and characteristics. Take, for example, the 2 large genera. Caring for a Spanish hound from a warmer climate will not be the same as with a Nordic breed such as the Alaskan wolf .
The Alaskan wolf is a sled-using breed. He is strong-willed, has a calm personality and is very social. The last feature we mentioned prevents him from being a good watchman, because he does not bark and growl much. On the other hand, the Spanish hound is a great companion for hunters. Although his sense of smell is not very developed, he is agile and fast, very strong and durable. Their presence in the Iberian Peninsula dates back to the 9th century, when the Arabs introduced them to the region. As you can see from these two examples, from each other,  different sexes, different treatment according to different characteristics and personality wants.
Other Topics in Large Dog Grooming
Caring for Your Dog's Hair

One of the most important things in large dogs is the care of their coat. For example, Nordic breeds have bushy, thick coats that require daily grooming.
There are 3 basic things to take care of your dog's coat. Good nutrition, regular and frequent brushing with a suitable brush (depending on the breed), and periodic baths to keep the fur clean and soft . If you take care of these, your dog's hair will be healthy and shiny.
Various Games to Exercise Your Dog
All large breed dogs should get enough exercise to shed their excess energy. Previously, these breeds were used for various tasks. Watching, shepherding, sledding or hunting are some of these roles. You can take your dog to open areas such as parks that will allow him to run , and you can go for long daily walks together. Classical games that make him run and play, such as go fetch, are also very good. There are other games that will motivate your dog to run. The most known are; ball game and frisbee. You can find many other games. Be creative and create some games yourself!
Some of their favorite games are; playing with sticks or other dogs. You can also play games like hide and seek that will help them develop their senses, such as smell. There are also skill games such as obstacle avoidance. This last option is a game where you and your dog exercise and have fun at the same time.