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Whippet Size and Grooming – Whippets are between 18-22 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh in from 25-45 pounds. They are very clean, short-haired dogs with virtually no odor. They need to be wiped down regularly with a damp cloth to maintain the sheen of their fur. Brush with a bristle brush and bathe as needed. Whippets shed about as much as an average dog (which is more than most on this list), but they have very little dander – so are still very hygenic and virtually allergy free.
Yesterday morning I was taking my Terrier mix for a walk on a leash. He is 14 years old and we have taken a walk most everyday. The neighbors escaped Black German Shepard ambushed us, latched his jaws around my little dog’s neck and shook him violently. I was so shocked that all I could do was scream. My dog was limp and I took him for dead. I was screaming at the top of my lungs and all the neighbors came out of there houses. The Shepard dropped my dog and stood over him as he lay there motionless. Finally, the dog withdrew. Fortunately, my Terrier survived after being treated at the vet. He is still is a lot of agony and might have to have surgery on his neck. I read that there are more incidences with dog attacks from German Shepard’s than any other breed. The neighbor is going to pay the vet bill which will be in around $3000.
This is completely false! Of all the dogs that NEED araw diet, toy breeds and small dogs (including brachiocephalic dogslike pugs) are the dogs that perhaps need it most! The teeth of smalldogs are drastically overcrowded in their jaw, making them more proneto severe periodontal disease (and this is common knowledge amongveterinarians). Their teeth are packed into a small jaw, leaving verylittle space in between them and providing plenty of places forbacteria and plaque to develop and grow. Periodontal disease can thendevelop very rapidly, providing the harmful bacteria in the mouthimmediate access to the rest of the animal's body. Remember,periodontal disease is more than just bad breath. Periodontal diseasecan lead to systemic damage, particularly to important organs like thekidneys and heart. If you need a pictoral reminder of the nastiness ofperiodontal disease and plaque accumulation, please visit this page .So toss the Pug a chicken quarter. Let the Shi Tzu andLhasa Apso work on a pork neck. Avoid the temptation to cut their foodinto smaller pieces; remember, smaller is NOT good, because smallerpieces increase the likelihood of the dog gulping and then gagging ontheir food. Stick with the big pieces, and your dog will get the hangof chewing its food very quickly. If you need to start with bonelessmeats at first to get your dog used to the taste and texture of rawfood, then do that first. Once they are eating their meaty meal withgusto, add in a bony meal and let the dog figure it out. If the dogsare picky, pick the raw meaty bone up after 15 minutes and put it awayfor later. Offer it again at the next feeding or at the next day. Alittle bit of tough love (assuming the dog does not have any healthproblems or special needs that require it to eat at least once a day)may be necessary to encourage the dog to use its teeth, but it will bewell worth it!There is still one primary rule of thumb when feedingsmall dogs and toy breeds, and that is to feed big! A small dogdoes not need small food when it comes to raw diets. That meanssteering clear of chicken necks and wings; these are too small and aretoo easy for the dog (yes, even a toy dog!) to attempt to swallowwhole, which then results in gagging or choking (natural responses, butscary to see!). One of the endearing personality traits of many smalldogs is that they think and act like they are much bigger than theyreally are. This goes for feeding, too. A pint-sized Chihuahua is stillgoing to think it is a huge wolf-like dog when it spots that raw meatybone. The behavior is ingrained, and the desires to rip, tear, chew,gulp, and swallow (sometimes with emphasis on gulping and swallowing,especially if the dog was fed commercial food before) should still bevery strong. So get rid of the lone chicken wing and neck; only feedthose if, and ONLY IF, they are attached to half of a breast, half of achicken, or a whole bird.Fill your life with wags and wiggles! Milo is a cheerful 2-year-old, 10-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix with one ear that goes up, and one that flops down - very cute! Milo loves to go for walks and trots right along without pulling on the leash. This smart boy knows how to sit for a treat, and is eager to learn more! Milo came to AFRP from the Monterey County Animal Shelter and he's ready for his forever home. He's a fun and fabulous little companion dog and gets along nicely with other dogs. Milo is not fond of small children and prefers an adult-only household. For more about meeting or adopting Milo,