Staffordshire Bull Terriers do not require increased care. Once a week you need to use a brush with a non-rigid bristles to remove dead hair. It is recommended to bathe the animal as needed. If he had an unpleasant odor, then you can use sanitary napkins, preferably children. Some veterinary pharmacies offer veterinary wipes for dogs.
Constantly need to inspect the ears, eyes. They should not appear any discharge. Bull terriers often undergo eye pathologies, so if you experience suspicious symptoms, you should immediately contact a veterinarian.
The dog is recommended to periodically cut the claws, provided that they do not grind off in a natural way. You should also brush your teeth daily. This is a condition for the prevention of stone formation and unpleasant smell. This procedure will help ensure the health of the gums. After feeding, you need to wash and wipe the face.
After the walk, it is necessary to clean the anal glands. If you can not delete their contents, then you can use ichthyol candles. In normal condition, they do not require additional care. In addition, after walking, you should wash the paws or wipe them with a wet cloth, inspect the paw pads, claws, interdigital space.
An important place in the prevention of infectious diseases occupy preventive vaccinations and deworming. Veterinarians make the first necessary vaccinations intended for a pet in childhood. Further revaccination is carried out annually.
The most preferred method of vaccination of an animal is the introduction of a complex vaccine. Also required should be rabies vaccine (rabies). Imported drugs are preferable because they give less complications and side effects.
These pets require regular daily exercise. This is due to the fact that they are characterized by physical activity, and they must be busy with something during the wakefulness period. Dogs love to jump high, play with the ball. The bull terrier will feel happy only when he gets tired. Otherwise, it will become noisy and will spoil things in the apartment and house.
The average lifespan of an animal is 12–14 years. A healthy pet has a good appetite, good bowel movement, normal urine flow, and even breathing. The mucous membranes are usually light or pink. The Staffordshire bull terrier stands
The sick dog tries to lie in a dark place, eats poorly, wants to drink all the time, reluctantly responds. You may experience frequent urination, diarrhea, constipation, blood in the urine or feces. Purulent compartments appear from the eyes and nose. Mucous pale, sometimes bluish. In some areas of the hair visible areas of alopecia. Wool faded, disheveled.
The main common pathologies of this breed are:
dislocation of the patella;
Pet nutrition is very important, as it affects weight and physical activity. It is strictly forbidden to overfeed a pet, in combination with a sedentary lifestyle, he may develop obesity. Observe the rules of nutrition is necessary since childhood.
Already from the age of one and a half months it is recommended to divide the ration into 5 or 6 meals. This mode should be followed up to 3 months. After six months, the mode should be as follows:
in the morning to give dairy products;
for lunch, the puppy to cook milk porridge (or broth);
in the evening give a portion of vegetables with meat;
closer to the night, it is desirable to give a piece of meat (boiled or scalded with boiling water, but in no way roasted).
After reaching 6 months. bull terrier can give eggs, buckwheat. Oatmeal is better not to feed. In the future, the pet is transferred to an adult diet: food is given 2, at least 3 times a day. The main component of the fighter’s menu is meat. It should be about 65% of the total amount of food. A portion of the meat product is periodically replaced with fish.
Introduction to the menu is not recommended:
When choosing ready-made dry feeds, it is not necessary to give preference too cheap, because they are of poor quality and are harmful to health. It is best to stay on a balanced quality nutrition. Canned food should not be abused.
Conditions of detention
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are unpretentious in their content. They quickly adapt to new conditions. It is recommended to keep pets in country houses, spacious apartments. For them, space is of great importance, only in this way they will be able to free themselves from excess energy.