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5 care for small breed dogs

When we decide that a pet is part of our lives, we know that we must take care of their care and welfare in different aspects. But, as you may have noticed, not all animals require the same attentions. Today we tell you about the specific needs of small breed dogs .

1- M ost care in extreme temperatures for small dogs

Dog in summer

It is well known that the coat of the can acts as a thermal regulator both in cases  of cold and heat. But small dogs, if their cloak is not dense, run the risk of losing temperature quickly , due precisely to their small size since their fat layer is also usually smaller.

Keep in mind that the hypothermia are frequent in animals that pes to n less than two kilos .

For these reasons, it is essential that you keep your furry in proper clothing, especially when you go out into the street. But you should not only protect it from low thermal marks. Keep in mind factors like wind, rain and humidity can make you feel even colder than the thermometer.

Not all animals require the same care. Today we tell you about the specific needs of small breed dogs.


The metabolism of a small can works at a higher rate . This happens in part because as we already mentioned, you should make a greater effort to maintain your body temperature. That’s why you need to eat more often and consume a higher number of calories.

In the market for pet products there are feeds made specifically for dogs of small breeds, which in addition to considering their nutritional needs, take into account the size of their mouth . The smaller croquettes, then, facilitate their ingestion and take care of their oral health.

Consult your veterinarian about the best options on balancing your furry. And if you decide to give him homemade food , make sure you are providing him with a proper diet without any doubt.


Some breeds of small dogs can suffer a greater deterioration in their dental pieces, which usually begin to manifest from the 3 years of life . Among the signs that should draw your attention on this issue, stand out:

  • Bad breath.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Refuse to examine your mouth, because of the pain or discomfort you are feeling.

The usual brushing of your teeth, then, is a fundamental tool to take care of the health of your can’s mouth . Again, go to a professional to explain how you should do and what products to use to properly perform this task. But also brushing must add periodic checks and cleanings by the veterinarian.

In addition, give the right food for their size, and even dental bars as prizes, will help to keep clean their teeth and the removal of tartar . On the other hand, some toys, by their specific design, help to remove plaque.


Although the nail cut is part of the usual care of every dog, it is a topic that you should pay more attention to. smallest dog breeds need their cuticles to be cut more often, as they are less likely to wear them naturally than their larger congeners.

The main reason is that they spend much of the time inside the house, where they do not find too many options to wear their nails , as if they could do it if they exercised more assiduously outdoors . In addition, their low weight does not help that they are fading.

To avoid that the length of the nails make difficult the movements of your peludín, you will have to cut them often. If you have doubts about how to do it correctly or you fear hurting him, ask the vet to lend you a hand with this item.


Veterinary emergency

Heart valves can cause problems for about 60 percent of small dogs , causing this organ to weaken and not pump enough blood.

These inconveniences begin to manifest more frequently since the animals reach a decade of life.

Being alert for signs such as excessive panting and periodic checkups can help prevent these heart diseases from your pet .

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