Nursing knowledge of Shiba Inu throughout the year
Compared to other pet dogs, the Shiba Inu is still easy to care for. First of all, Shiba Inu loves cleanliness and usually takes care of it by itself. His advantages are short, beautiful hair, no body odor, and very little saliva. All it takes is a simple grooming and regular bathing. The following is a brief introduction to the care knowledge of Shiba Inu throughout the year.
1. Shiba Inu spring nursing knowledge
Spring is the season for Shiba Inu to come into heat, mate, breed and shed. Pay attention to the care of estrus dogs, grooming, and preventing skin diseases. During the estrus period, the physiological functions and behavior of dogs often undergo some special changes. Bitches in heat will move around and should not be taken care of, and are not allowed to go out and mate freely, especially good purebred dogs, to prevent breed degradation. Male dogs often fight for their mates and are prone to injury. If an injury is found, it should be treated promptly.
Spring is also the season for molting. Thick hair falls out in winter. Unclean skin can cause itching if not brushed promptly and often. Dogs scratch their bodies to get rid of itching, which can easily break the skin and cause bacterial infections. A dirty coat spreads easily and provides a favorable place for external parasites and fungi to multiply, which can lead to skin diseases. Therefore, in spring, we should pay attention to combing and cleaning of the coat to prevent skin diseases.
2. Knowledge of Shiba Inu summer care
The air is humid and the climate is hot. Care should be taken to prevent heat stroke, humidity and food poisoning. In a high temperature and high humidity environment, dogs are prone to heat stroke due to the difficulty in dissipating body heat. For this reason, activities under the hot sun should be avoided, the kennel should be located in a shaded place, and the dog should be bathed frequently with cold water in hot weather. When it is found that the dog has symptoms such as difficulty breathing, increased skin temperature, rapid heartbeat, etc., you should quickly apply a cold compress to the head with a wet and cold towel, move it to a cool and ventilated place, and immediately seek treatment from a veterinarian. In order to prevent moisture, the bedding should be changed frequently, and the bedding should be dried frequently. After rinsing the kennel with water, it must be thoroughly dried before entering the dog. After the dog is wet from the rain, it should be dried with a towel in time.
In summer, the feed of Shiba Inu is easy to ferment and deteriorate, causing food poisoning. Therefore, the best food for dogs is fresh food that has been heated and treated with cold protection, and the amount of feeding should be moderate and not excessive. Spoiled food should be discarded resolutely and not kept for fear of waste. Because spoiled food may contain bacterial toxins, it is unlikely to be destroyed even by high heat treatment. Dogs eating food containing toxins can cause food poisoning, which can lead to death if left untreated. Therefore, if you notice that your dog is vomiting, diarrhoea, and generalized weakness shortly after feeding, you should seek medical attention immediately.
In summer, the temperature is high, and it is easy to lose appetite. At this time, meat should be reduced, fresh vegetables and broth should be increased, or the type of feed should be appropriately changed to add more water. In addition, summer is a good season for dogs to swim. When you are not sick, you can take your dog out to relax.
3. Shiba Inu autumn nursing knowledge
In autumn, the radiation in the dog is strong, the appetite increases, and the feed intake increases. Summer hair starts to fall out and fall hair starts to grow. It is also the second breeding season of the year. The way it is cared has many similarities to spring. Food is abundant in autumn, so we should increase the food intake, improve the quality, and prepare the body for the winter. Pay attention to grooming to promote winter hair growth. In late autumn, the temperature difference between day and night is large, and the kennel insulation work should be done at night to prevent colds.
4. Knowledge of Shiba Inu winter care
When the weather is cold, nursing should focus on preventing cold and keeping warm and preventing respiratory diseases. Due to the drop in temperature, the body is invaded by cold air, or due to poor nursing care, not paying attention to keeping warm, being exposed to wind and rain after exercise, and dampness in the kennel will cause colds, and serious respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and pneumonia will also occur. Effective measures to prevent colds are to keep cold and warm, thicken mattresses, replace them in time, keep them dry, and prevent theft; when the weather is warm, people should do outdoor sports to enhance their physique and improve their disease resistance. Sunbathing can not only keep warm, but the ultraviolet rays in the sun also have the effect of disinfection and sterilization, and can promote the absorption of calcium, which is conducive to the growth and development of bones and prevents the occurrence of rickets.