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Raising a Mixed Breed Puppy – Caring Tips


Introduction – As the name suggest mixed breed dogs are the cross between two different breeds of dogs. They are also called as “mutt”. Before you get a mixed breed dog it is important to find out they are the cross between which two breeds. This information will help you to select right food and nutrition and training for them.

Here are a few useful tips on how to take care of a mixed breed puppy –

Training – The training of a mixed breed puppy should start on day one when you bring him home. You can hire a professional dog trainer to train your dog or alternatively you can train your dog at home also. Dog are given – House training, behavior training, potty training, obedience training, etc. All this will ensure that your dog is well mannered. You can enjoy spending time with him without any problem. There are many training tools available in the market, eg – collars.

Nutrition – Proper and healthy diet is must to keep your puppy healthy. It is very important for puppy’s health and growth. Normally puppies should be given food twice a day. There are varieties of puppy food available in the market and you can buy the best as per your liking and budget. One the puppy is around 9 months old you can give food just once a day. You can also consult a vet for the right kind of food for your puppy. Once your puppy reaches the age of 1 you can shift to adult food.

Grooming and Coat – Grooming is a very essential activity for any breed of dogs. Special care must be taken. Grooming isn’t only about taking care of the coat; it is overall well being of the dog. It is all about hygiene and keeping your dog clean and healthy. Smaller breed of dogs can be given a bath in small tubs or sinks and larger dogs can be given a bath in the bathroom or bigger bath tubs. All these products are available in the market. Choose the right sized tub for bathing your dog. Always use clean towels and proper brush to brush their coat.

Grooming also mean taking care of their complete body so ensure that their ears and paws are clean. Trim their nails when required. Use good shampoo and conditioner. Now days there are many grooming products available in the market for dogs like Deodorants, wet wipes etc.

How much to feed? Every dog has a different appetite depending on their breed and size. Feeding healthy food in appropriate quantity is essential. Usually dogs should be fed twice a day. You can choose from variety of dog food available in the market. All dogs love treats so you can pamper them with yummy treats in between meals. Certain breed of dogs have tendency to put on weight like Labradors as they love to eat so their eating must be kept in control. Water should always be kept for your puppy.


From Delhi, Rahul is an animal lover at heart. He is a writer and most of his writing revolves around making people aware of animal issues like health, training and grooming.

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