Your Sheltie Puppy And Proper Feeding

A sheltie puppy requires a proper and nutritious diet to grow strong and healthy.   Therefore, the type of food you feed your pup matters.  Feeding an unbalanced diet can have a serious negative effect on your pup’s overall mental and physical growth and development.

To start, it’s always a good idea to keep your sheltie puppy on the same food that he was given by the breeder.  Ask the person why they selected this brand and investigate it yourself.  If you feel it isn’t the best choice for your pet you can look for an alternative and then slowly switch him from one chow to the other over a two week period to allow his system to accept the change.

To give you an idea of what to look for when considering food options, the following Continue reading Your Sheltie Puppy And Proper Feeding

Sheltie Puppies And How Worms Effect Them

Sheltie puppies are prone to worms, which is why it is imperative that they are provided with the proper inoculations and preventative medicines to deter the occurrence of these annoying and harmful parasites.   Although the more common worms tend to only wreak havoc on shetland sheepdog puppies digestive systems, there are more dangerous varieties that can invade other organs of the body, including the heart.  This can lead to serious illness and even death.

Due to the fact that there are many different types of worms that sheltie puppies can get, the following is a brief breakdown of 5 kinds, what to watch for and what you can do.

Roundworms – This is the most common and many dogs can be Continue reading Sheltie Puppies And How Worms Effect Them

4 Ways To Help Sheltie Rescue Dogs

Not everyone can adopt from a sheltie rescue and give a dog a second chance.  Sometimes, as much as someone may want a canine, there are certain circumstances that prevent them from making their shetland sheepdog rescue dream a reality.  For instance, allergies, asthma, work schedules, residences, children, etc. could all be reasons why a person may be unable to become a pet owner.

However, just because sheltie rescue adoption may not be a possibility for you, this doesn’t mean that you can’t offer your support and help these volunteer organizations.   There are many different ways you can provide much needed assistance Continue reading 4 Ways To Help Sheltie Rescue Dogs