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Q: How much to feed a one year old miniature poodle thats between 10 and 15 pounds?
I might be getting a female miniature poodle soon, but before I do I want to make sure im ready. So how many times a day and how much food should i feed her? I would be taking her on a daily walk.
A: Congratulations on the addition of your new dog or puppy! Here’s what you need to know to take good care of your pet, according to Wendy Hauser, DVM, of the Coal Creek Veterinary Hospital, Centennial, Colo.
Dog or Puppy Care Sheet (pdf)
Premium quality dog food and treats for the right breed and size
Food and water bowls – ceramic and metal bowls clean up better
Safe toys – make sure there’s no lead paint or breakable parts
Dog brush and comb
Pooper scooper and biodegradable poop bags
Collar with license and ID tag
Dog nail clippers
Carrier or crate
Dog toothbrush and dog toothpaste
Outdoor dog house
Make sure you have shaded areas outdoors
What to feed your puppy or dog
Adult dogs should eat premium-quality dry food. If you want, you can mix the dry food with water, low-salt broth or canned food
Dogs can eat fruits and vegetables – but never more than 10% of their daily diet. See below for a list of foods that shouldn’t be given to dogs.
Puppies need a high-quality puppy food
Avoid “people food” for all dogs and puppies
Dogs and puppies need clean, fresh water available at all times
When to feed
Puppies 8 to 12 weeks old: 3 meals a day
Puppies 3 to 6 months old: 2 meals a day
Puppies 6 months to 1 year: 2 meals a day
Dogs, 1 year or older: 2 meals a day
Large dogs: may need 3 meals a day
Dangers! Never give your dog:
Anything harder than your pet’s teeth. This includes cow bones, nylon bones and real bones. These can break a dog’s teeth.
T-shirts or knotted socks. If accidently chewed apart and ingested, they can become “foreign bodies”, causing your pet to become very ill.
Grapes and raisins
Moldy or spoiled food
Onions, garlic or chives
Salty foods or salt
Tomato leaves or stems
Different dogs need different amounts of exercise. Some dogs need a lot. Some dogs get hurt if they exercise too much. Ask your veterinarian what’s best for your pet.
When walking your pet, be careful of ice or snow, deicer salt, or hot pavement
Gently brush your dog’s fur
Play with your dog
Walk your dog, ask your veterinarian how long and how much
Brush your dog’s teeth, chew toys aren’t enough
Clean up poop
Clean water and food bowls
Feed and water your pet
Bathe your dog – if needed. Some dogs don’t need to be bathed monthly.
Have your parents or guardian:
Check your dog’s nails to see if they need to be clipped. Your veterinarian will show you how.
Give your dog a heartworm pill from your veterinarian – no matter which state you live in!
Ask your veterinarian to see if your dog needs his/her ear hair trimmed or if he/she needs his/her “anal glands expressed”
Apply a flea/tick prevention treatment if needed
Have your parent or guardian take your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup and any vaccines
Never hit a dog, they don’t understand what hitting is
Never grab your dog’s fur or tail
Don’t force a tired dog to play
Get a license and ID
Follow your city’s licensing laws
Attach the license to your dog’s collar
Have your parents or guardian ask the veterinarian to microchip your dog
Go to dog or puppy school
A trained dog is a happy dog! Contact your local humane society or veterinarian to find a training class.
Spay and Neuter
To prevent health problems, females should be spayed and males should be neutered 6 months of age
Dogs that are spayed/neutered don’t run away or fight as much
Medicines and poisons
Never give your dog medicine unless it’s recommended by a veterinarian. Keep all poisons, like rat poison, away from your pet. If you think your pet has been poisoned, call your veterinarian.
Finding the right Veterinarian
When you get your dog, have your parent or guardian take it to a veterinarian for a checkup
Your dog should see a veterinarian once a year and when you think it might be sick
How to tell if your dog is sick
You know your dog best. If your dog seems to be acting strangely, call your veterinarian
Q: How old does a miniature poodle have to be before you can get the first hair cut?
I have a month and 3 day old miniature poodle and I would like to know how old she has to be before her first hair cut?
A: I used to raise teacup poodles. I always let the trimmer run near their faces before I ever started clipping them. This always made it so that when I did begin to just shave their feet at about 2 months of age, the puppy never fought the clippers. the sound did not scare the pup. I would take a puppy to BE clipped at about 3 months of age. Since I did it myself, in order to make sure they never shyed from the clippers, it was always an easy task, and the pups were never afraid of the sound.
Q: How do i know if my male miniature poodle is in heat?
My 11month old miniature poodle has been sad for 3 days and i’m wondering if is it because he wants a female dog? How do i even find him a female poodle,i don’t know nobody that has a poodle dog,i wouldn’t like any other dog for him but if you have any suggestion on to which other dog can i breed him please tell me.
A: Don’t breed him, leave breeding to professional breeders. Male dogs don’t go into heat. Also if he does see a female in heat he will not mate with her because he was lonely, sad or wants to be father, it’s all instinct.
Q: How can I stop my miniature poodle from being aggressive and afraid of my husband?
We adopted a 4 yr. old miniature poodle from our local shelter and she hates my husband. She will not let him go near her at all and when he does she growls at him or snaps at him. My husband has a very high voice. He goes into the kitchen and she actually runs to me and is very shaky and hurts me with her climbing all over me. Please tell me what I should do. He wants to take her back because of her aggressiveness and I really hate to do that.
A: Hi there!
First off, good for you for rescuing from a shelter!
Secondly, I would suggest using your adoption shelter as a resource. Any decent shelter wants a successful adoption–which means both critter and humans are happy. They should be able to give you advice on your baby and how to best manage her fear behavior.
That being said, her aggressiveness is a fear response. Who knows why. Unfortunately our furry family members can’t tell us! The goal is though to re-train your pup in to realizing that men (ie: your hubby) are wonderful to be around! The most typically effective way is through their bellies! Try this: With your pups favorite treat near by, have your pup relaxed on your lap and have your husband just stand near by. As your husband is just there, not approaching–just ignoring your dog, you pet and praise your dog. Next step: Have your husband approach with your pup’s favorite treat in hand and simply just give the pup the treat. If your dog allows your husband to do that, praise her greatly! Next, you want to firm that up for a bit by having your husband carry a bag of treats around in hs pocket for several days. Remember, the goal is for your dog to think “man=yummy food!”. So, everytime your husband walks by you and your pup (or sees her in the kitchen, etc), have him approach and give a treat. Really reinforce it with praise. Over time, treats should be able to be replaced with petting. But remember, tell your husband to only pet on the chest below the neck. Petting a dog’s head can be a sign of dominance for a dog and can be threatening–especially for a fearful dog.
Anyway! Hope all of this helps and your dog has found her forever home!!
Q: Where can I buy a Miniature Poodle?
If anyone knows any places or websites that sells not to expensive red, puppy, miniature poodle. I am not planning to buy one from a shelter, although i want to my parents won’t allow it. Thanks, in advance!
i bought my shih tzu from here. to be more specific i contacted them and asked if they have any shih tzu and i was lucky enough that they have it. Why don’t you try asking the site about a poodle.
Q: How do you introduce a young adult cat into a home with miniature poodle?
We just got a one year old cat but our 10 year old much loved miniature poodle won’t let it near us. What can we do?
A: The cat and the poodle just havent warmed up to eachother yet. give it time and then the poodle will understand the cat is there and there is nothing he/her can do to change that. The poodle will get used to it.
The reason why your poodle is acting like this is because its a fight for attention. He/her doesnt want you to give attention to the cat. Give the poodle lots of attention and as well as the cat.
Q: What is the litter size of a miniature poodle?
I have a miniature poodle that is about 2 years old that has never had pups. I’m not sure if I want to breed her since she is too small in size, I’m afraid that she wont make it and don’t want her to have to many. Do you know how many she can have or what I could do so that she doesn’t have that many?
A: Thinking of breeding? Read here: http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/breeding/breeder2.html
Have you done the following health tests on your dog to make sure she is safe to breed?:
Eye exams (CERF)
Hips and elbows (OFA or PENN-HIP) – Hips and elbows are done once, after the age of two years. A panel of three vets reads the x-rays and grades them
Do you have a breeding mentor?
I suggest you just get your dog spayed and be done with it.
Q: Is there a way to tell if my poodle is a standard or miniature?
I recently adopted a poodle and was told that he was a miniature poodle. However, he seems rather long and tall. He’s approximately 5 months old and weighs about 5 lbs. I’ve tried looking up growth charts online for poodles but haven’t been able to find one that helps. Please help!
A: First of all, Standard poodles get to be like 70 lbs. It’s not a standard.
By the age of 6 months, most small dogs have reached their full height. Miniature poodles get to be 11-15 inches and weigh 15-17 lbs.
Toy poodles are typically 10 inches or under and weigh 6-9 lbs.
From what you said, it sounds like a toy poodle.
Q: Can you mate a miniature poodle to a toy poodle?
I have a toy poodle (has papers and vet has assured me she is great for breeding) and my friend has a male Miniature poodle that is also great for breeding. Would it be ok to breed them together? Would the pups be toy miniatures? I am so confused!
A: Toy and miniature are just size designations and not separate breeds. However, the male must always be SMALLER than the female, so in this case it is not OK. Breeding to a larger male means larger pups, which means birthing difficulties, a large possibility of a very expensive emergency C-section, and a greater risk to your dog’s life. Please don’t breed without first getting yourself a good mentor with experience in the breed who shows and breeds only to better the breed. They can help you to choose an appropriate stud if your female is suitable to be bred and after you have gotten all of her health testing done with good results.
Q: Where is a miniature poodle breeder in surrey?
I have been searching for a miniature poodle puppy but have been having difficulty finding one for sale near me. Is there somewhere in surrey around kingston upon thames, woking, guildford, even london?
A: This is a list of Miniature Poodle breeders in the UK.
However in order to find a good pup, it’s likely you may have to wait a while and/or travel further a field.
Q: Is it possible for a litter borne of the breeding of two miniature poodles result in a standard poodle?
I have two pure breed miniature poodles. We had a litter 5+ weeks ago. 5 puppies were born in the litter. 1 is substantially bigger than the rest. More than 2xs the size of the others. Could the big puppy be a standard?
A: Yes it is possible especially of two larger minis are bred together. Toy, Mini and Standard Poodles are all the same breed just different variates. The varieties can be interbred and the offspring would be resisted poodles. Their variety is determined by their size not what their parents were so if the offspring of 2 minis was over 15 inches when full grown it would be classified as a standard Poodle.
The same is try for any breeding of poodles, 2 standards or 2 toys could produce a mini or 2 minis could produce a toy. It would obviously be unlikely for 2 toys to produce a standard or 2 standards to produce a toy but technically it could happen.
Edit: Siberian I have to disagree about the Rough Collie Sheltie comparison. They are 2 distinct breeds and cannot be interbred to produce a purebred dog. Poodles are 3 variates of the same breed they have the exact same breed standard except for size and can be freely interbred to produce purebred poodles. There is only one breed Poodle with 3 varieties toy, mini and standard, similar to how Dachshunds are all the same breed but divided by size and coat type or American Cockers are divided by color
Edit: On a side note the KC and many other kennel clubs consider the different Poodle sizes distinct breeds and not different variaties of the same breed. In those countries they can’t be interbred or an “off sized” dog registerd as another size it would just be out of standard for it’s breed. Its similar to how Schanuzers are with the AKC. You can’t breed a mini Schnzer to a standard Schnazer and has a purebred because they are different breeds and for that same reason you couldn’t register a oversized Mini Schnauzer as a Standard it would just be and oversized mini.
However in the US where you are showing to be from the Poodle is registered as one breed with 3 variates (with the AKC) therefore they can interbreed and variety (toy, mini and standard) are determined by the size of the dog only not by paternity.
How similar breeds are split varies from Kennel Club to Kennel club. For example with the KC the Belgian Shepherd Dogs are all one breed with different variaties divided by coat type. Where as in the US they are all distictive breeds
Q: my Miniature poodle is sick what should i do?
i have a male 2 year old miniature poodle. he started getting constipated a year ago but only like once every 2 months now its really often and he gets the shakes. i cant talk to a vet what should i do? also he does eat my cats food every once in a while. could that be it? is he dehydrated? HELP!
A: Why can’t you talk to a vet?
You own animals, you are morally and LEGALLY obligated to get them medical care.
Talk to your fracking vet.
This has been going on a YEAR??? RIDICULOUS. How would you like it if YOU were sick for a year but no one cared enough to take you do the doctor?
You shouldn’t own pets if you won’t get them the medical help they need.
Your dog has been suffering because of you.
Q: My Miniature Poodle wont let me brush his teeth! What do I do?
My four-year old miniature poodle wont let me brush his teeth. I was told to give him carrots but he wont eat those. Is there anything at home that I could give to him that he would enjoy eating and would help reduce his tartar. He is getting some tartar now so I want to prevent this from spreading.
A: Raw beef knuckle bones work a treat to get rid of tartar. Helped (a lot!) with an eight year old poodle I got as a rescue.
Aside from that, wrap your finger in gauze and get your dog used to handling his mouth. Give him a treat for tolerating a touch at first, and work your way up to full-on finger brushing.
Or, simply pay your groomer to do it for you. They often have the service available for a few dollars. Your groomer would be happy to show you how, by the way. There’s a trick to tucking a reluctant dog under your arm and coaxing your way through the procedure.
Q: Can a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle be bred naturally?
I am not a breeder, just curious…..
I know that one of the new hybrid dogs are Golden-Doodles, which are a cross-breed of the Standard Poodle and Golden Retriever & Mini Golden-Doodles, which I believe are miniature Poodles and Golden Retriever cross. Can the mini and goldie mate naturally? I know they use invetro fertilization, but can it be done “the old fashioned way”?
Seems like an odd couple! ; )
Heterotic string theory is a field of physics. Heterosis is increased strength of different characteristics in hybrids; the possibility to obtain a “better” individual by combining the virtues of its parents.
This is commonly known as hybrid vigour (vigor) or outbreeding enhancement. This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line.
Cat lovers can’t say enough about the Bengal, a gorgeous hybrid originated from a mix of breeds such as the Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Burmese, Egyptian Mau and the Asian Leopard.
A: I have a Puddle, she is a cross of pug and poodle and i do not consider her a MUTT as they put it…..and they call them designer dogs thank you…..but yes if you want to cross breed them you can as long as the female is the golden retriever and the male is the poodle…..dont listen to these people….they are dogs and deserve to be loved no matter if they have akc papers or not…..
oh and by the way miriam i dont call her a puddle because i am ashamed of her i call her that because it is cute…..and i am not ashamed of her at all and i dont appriciate the term MUTT…..its dog racism…..your crude and rude and obviously not a dog lover like the rest of us
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