Big Dogs And Their Strange Habits

Even if you have a really big dog, I am sure you would do anything you could to keep him/her safe. You probably take your pet to the veterinarian any time you see any signs of trouble. These big dogs are a big part of your lives and need to be cared for in the best possible way. Some animals require special needs and it is crucial to know more about these big pets and how to care for them the best way possible.

One commonly known larger breed of dog is the St Bernard. The St Bernard can be anywhere from 25-30 inches tall and between 110-200 pounds. They are a patient and calm pet and they are very devoted to their owners especially kids. However they do need to be well-socialized with children and other smaller pets. It would take a dog as large as a St Bernard 24 months or so to become a full-grown dog. Foods enriched with Vitamin C and Vitamin E would help to keep his bones in good shape.

Great Danes are considered to be the tallest dog breed in the entire world. They range from 100-200 pounds and can get upwards to 34 inches tall. The Great Dane is a very friendly dog and gets along with most other dogs regardless of breed. They are not aggressive, and even though they are big, they make great pets.

You may catch your dog eating his own poop. And now you may wonder why dogs eat their own poop. It is actually very normal for your dog to eat his own feces. Many animals, including dogs, eat their own poop in order to regain nutrients that they may have lost when they actually consumed the food. Another reason might be because they were trained at one point to clean up after themselves.

If you notice that your dog is doing this often, you should probably consult your veterinarian just to rule out any particular medical issue that may be causing it. There are times when dogs who are malnourished will eat their own feces because they are typically starving. Usually dogs who are homeless or live in shelters do this more often than typical dogs.

There are many ways that you can keep your dog healthy and strong. The proper exercise and nutritional intake can make a difference in the long-term health of your dog. You want to keep them around for as long as you can so make sure you feed them healthy and nutritious foods served with lots of love.  Keep them healthy by feeding them foods that are good for their hearts, minds and bodies, and they will continue to love you no matter what.

Big Dogs And Their Strange Habits Credit Picture License: nom, nom, nom! via photopin cc
Tagged with: