How to Care for Your Havanese

By: Fionakelly
Are you thinking about adding a Havanese puppy to your family? These cute little creatures can make wonderful family pets, whether your clan consists of adults only, a brood of kids or even other animals in the house. But any new pet will come with its own unique set of concerns and care issues, and Havanese are certainly no exception to this rule. If you are seriously considering a Havanese, the first thing you will want to do is research the various aspects of Havanese care to ensure that you will be able to offer your new puppy the best home possible for him to grow and thrive.

Like any breeed, these dogs come with specific Havanese health concerns that can be genetic problems for the breed. By becoming familiar with these potential problems, you can find a breeder that offers dogs without the genetic predisposition to some of them. You can also remain vigilant with your own Havanese, so that you can head to the vet at the first sign of a problem. Other Havanese care to educate yourself about include grooming issues and diet and exercise.

All purebred dogs come with a handful of medical problems that they have a genetic predisposition to, and the Havanese is no exception. Part of taking responsibility for Havanese health is to be aware of these problems before you ever begin the selection process for your puppy.

By having a knowledge of these Havanese health problems before you select your puppy, you can screen breeders to find out if they have had experienced any of these health problems in their lines of dogs. A reputable breeder should be able to provide you with documentation to show whether these health concerns might be a problem with your puppy.

Another important component to Havanese health is keeping your puppy clean and well groomed. The coats of these beautiful dogs need to be brushed regularly to keep them shiny and free of tangles. Some owners prefer to clip the coats of their Havanese to make them easier to care for, especially in the warmer summer months. A monthly bath should be sufficient to keep your pet clean and healthy.

A nutritious diet is an important component in good Havanese health. Your breeder or veterinarian will probably have some suggestions and recommendations in this area, but it is generally thought that a high-quality commercial food from the pet store will be sufficient. It is best to keep your puppy on the same food that he ate at the breeders, at least during his first few weeks with you.

It is also important for your dog to get regular exercise, whether it is a few rounds of fetch in the backyard or a walk through the neighborhood with you. Regular exercise will help to keep your dog's energy level up and maintain a healthy weight.

With regular grooming, daily exercise and a healthy diet, you are doing everything possible toward the best Havanese health practices for your pet.
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