Like every dog or pet, good grooming helps in maintaining the good health of your Bandogge dog. Grooming is moderate and easy.
Hair: Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush will maintain its coat removing loose hairs and dirt. This will prevent the shedding of such hairs all over. It can be done twice or thrice a week.
Ears: Cleaning of the ears should be regular to prevent clogging of wax and dirt. It should be gentle as the inner side is delicate and can scratch easily.
Eyes: Bandogge requires regular eye checks to detect any infection. It’s advisable to start bathing him with the right shampoo from puppyhood. Doing it when mature can lead to aggression and resistance.
Nails: The nails should be trimmed regularly to avert a situation where they can break or crack and cause injury to the skin.
Teeth: The American Bandogge requires regular teeth care to prevent cavities due to bacteria attack. It’s recommended to brush the teeth at least once a week.
For any dog to become healthy and strong, he/she must be fed with the right nutritious foods. Bandogge dogs are no exception.
Recommended daily intake: Feed your Bandogge dog at least twice a day with the right rations of food.
What food to choose: For a puppy to grow fast and healthy, the food must be highly nutritious. Always feed your Bandogge with high-quality food avoiding artificial supplements or vitamin shots which may have negative effects on your dog. Ensure you feed him with healthy foods.
Bandogge drools a lot and in the process lose a lot of fluids. Giving him a lot of water helps in keeping him hydrated.
How to keep a good shape: Besides feeding your dog with nutritious food, you can keep a good shape by exercising. For light exercise, you can take a one-hour walk every day which is good for mental stimulation as well as physical exercise. These dogs love relaxing outside the house where they can get some good amount of sunshine.
How many times to feed your dog: Puppies may require constant small feed portions frequently, however, for a grown-up Bandogge, you can feed him three times a day. Since he’s a big dog, the food portion should be plenty to ensure they have sufficient energy.
Most of the health issues of a Bandogge can be traced to parental heritage such as bloating and hip/elbow dysplasia. The lifespan of this dog is ten years and hence requires care and attention to live longer.
The symptoms of this disease include running eyes, fever, coughing, vomiting, and paralysis. This is a contagious disease passed on from an infected dog to a healthy one, especially if they feed on a shared bowl. Once you realize your dog has these symptoms, it’s advisable to seek advice from a qualified vet.
Worm infections are fairly common with Bandogge dogs. To prevent worm infection, it’s advisable to deworm your dog regularly and to maintain a clean environment at all times. Worms affect the health of a dog and can even cause malnutrition.
Your Bandogge can get rabies which is a common disease among dogs. This disease is characterized by fever, pain, tingling, or burning at the wound if the dog has suffered a bite from an infected animal. Treatment involves vaccination with an anti-rabid vaccine and if infected consult your vet immediately when you notice funny behavior with your dog.
Lyme disease due to parasite attack:
Due to furs, the Bandogge dog gets constant attacks from ticks. These parasites, besides suckling blood, can cause Lyme disease which spreads to joints causing pain. It can even be fatal when not treated in time.
Seek assistance from your vet in case you notice the loss of appetite, pain, fever, and limping as these are symptoms of Lyme disease.
As the saying goes, an old dog is unlikely to learn new tricks. Training a Bandogge is not easy especially if you buy an adult dog. However, puppies are easy to train at an early age. You can train at home or in public places such as the park. If you have kids, you can teach them how to train the dog. Don't wait as it will get hard when the dog reaches maturity. Similarly, you should potty train done at a young age.
Lastly, allow your dog to familiarize itself with simple training needs early enough to prevent problems when they mature up.
A Bandogge dog has its own basic needs and requires a clean and safe environment. Feed him properly with foods of high nutrition. Ensure not to feed him with food which can cause obesity and poor health.
Give your fresh dog water to keep him hydrated and to improve on energy. Most Bandogge dogs drool and lose a lot of fluid and get dehydrated. Ensure the feeding bowls are always clean. Ensure the dog has some exercise regularly.
Always communicate and bond with your Bandogge dog while training it to follow simple commands, and this will make it feel loved and appreciated.
Have a dental check-up to see if the dog has a gum problem which is common. A puppy should be checked properly to extract any milk teeth that can be fatal if swallowed.
A Bandogge dog doesn’t have control over their breeding, and this may lead to poor health and unmanageable flock if proper birth control is not administered.
Lastly ensure your dog is well-groomed at all times, bathed regularly with proper dog shampoos to keep away pests, and maintain cleanliness.