PUPPIES, ESPECIALLY, NEED A GOOD BALANCE DIET DURING THEIR GROWTH STAGES (UP TILL ABOUT 18 MONTHS FOR A BULL MASTIFF). GOOD QUALITY COMMERCIAL PUPPY DIETS ARE RECOMMENDED AS THEY ARE NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED AND HIGH IN THE NECESSARY VITAMINS AND MINERALS.
PUPPY NEEDS TO BE FED 3 TIMES A DAY UNTIL 12 WEEKS OF AGE, AND THEN TWICE DAILY THEREAFTER. FRESH, CLEAN WATER MUST BE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.
ADDITIONAL FOODS FOR YOUR PUPPY CAN INCLUDE ROLLED OATS, RICE,
LIGHTLY COOKED MINCE (NOT PET MINCE), EGGS (LIGHTLY COOKED), VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BUT DO NOT FEED SEEDS, CORES - INCLUDING CORN COBS - OR AVOCADOS).
WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR PUPPIES DIET, DO IT GRADUALLY. SUDDEN DIETARY
CHANGES CAN CAUSE DIGESTION PROBLEMS AND DIARRHOEA. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PUPPY IS FED A HEALTHY, BALANCED DIET AT ALL TIMES.
Puppies need as much socialisation as you can give them taking them to dog
parks and the shops ,schools ,and pet days or outings to friends every little bit helps.These experiences are the making of your dog Puppy school is a must but don' t stop there dog training clubs are great places
to help you manage your dogs querks and troublesome behaviours(digging Holes) etc.
TO KEEP YOUR DOG'S SKIN HEALTHY, YOU MUST FIRST FEED HIM A HEALTHY DIET, THEN KEEP HIM FREE
OF PARASITES SUCH AS FLEAS & TICKS, ETC. USE ONLY RECOMMENDED SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS WHEN
BATHING YOUR DOG, AS SOME TREATMENT PRODUCTS AVAILABLE CANNOT BE USED ON YOUNG PUPS/DOGS & SOAP CAN DRY THEIR SKIN & COATS,
IF YOUR DOG DEVELOPS WET SORES THAT HE KEEPS SCRATCHING AT, THIS IS PROBABLY A 'HOT SPOT'. THOUGH HOT SPOTS HAVE SEVERAL CAUSES, ONE
FAIRLY COMMON ONE SEEMS TO BE ARTIFICIAL COLOURS, FLAVOURS AND
PRESERVATIVES IN THEIR FOOD. FOR THIS REASON, TRY
AND BUY A GOOD QUALITY DOG FOOD WITH NONE OF THESE ADDITIVES. THIS IS A FAIRLY MINOR, THOUGH UNSIGHTLY, CONDITION, AND THERE IS A VARIETY
OF TREATMENTS FOR HOT SPOTS - YOUR VET WILL ADVISE.
Should be clean and clear of any discharge. The breed is prone to two genectic eye condition entropian and ectropian . Entropian is where the eyelid turns inwards and rubs on the eye causeing ulcers on the eye very painful condition.Ectropian
is where the eyelids fall away from the eye cause the eye ball to be fully visable.Both Conditions can also be caused by enviromental factors (srcatch to the eye) Contact your vet as conditions can be easily corrected but its recommended dogs with these conditions
should nt be bred with at any time.
Ears should also be clean and clear , there shouldnt be a pungant smell or any pain or irration coming from them .Ear conditions should be checked by vet ASAP as some can lead to
much head shaking and often mean uncomfortablness for your dog.Many ear cleaners are available through your vet to help treat conditions.Yeast infections Sometimes Occur this presents as a yellowy waxy discharge . Ear mites can be the cause of some conditions.