Tibetan Terrier Caring


The Tibetan Terrier boasts having a long, wavy or straight coat that can reach the ground. They are high maintenance in the grooming department because they need to be brushed on a daily basis to prevent any matts or tangles from forming paying particular attention to their long, silky feathers. Their eyes also need to be wiped on a regular basis to keep things nice and clean. Any excess hair in a dog's ears should also be gently plucked which is a job best left up to a professional groomer. When Tibetan Terrier puppies "blow" their coats when their adult ones grow through, it can last a few weeks which means more brushing is typically necessary because more tangles seem to develop that much faster.

They also benefit from being professionally groomed several times a year which makes it that much easier to keep their coats looking good in between visits to the grooming parlour. Tibetan Terriers don't shed which in short, means they are a good choice for people who suffer from pet related allergies, bearing in mind the dander a dog sheds could also trigger a pet related allergy attack.

It's also important to check a dog's ears on a regular basis and to clean them when necessary. If too much wax is allowed to build up, it can lead to a painful infection which can be hard to clear up. In short, prevention is often easier than cure with ear infections. Because Tibetan Terriers are prone to suffering from allergies to fleas, it's essential to treat dogs with the right sort of flea treatments on a regular basis to make sure they are well protected throughout the year.

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Tibetan Terriers are energetic, intelligent dogs and as such they need to be given the right amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation for them to be truly happy, well-rounded characters. They need anything from 60 to 80-minutes exercise a day with as much off the lead time as possible, but only in a safe environment. If they are not given the right amount of mental stimulation and exercise every day, a TT would quickly get bored and could even begin to show some destructive behaviours around the home which is their way of relieving any stress they are feeling and not necessarily because they are being naughty.

A shorter walk in the morning would be fine, but a longer more interesting one in the afternoon is a must with as much off the lead time as possible. These dogs also like to be able to roam around a back garden so they can really let off steam. However, the fencing has to be extremely secure to keep these active, high-energy dogs in because if they find a weakness in the fence, they will soon escape and could get into all sorts of trouble. They adore taking part in lots of canine sports which includes activities like flyball and agility which are both things they excel at.

With this said, Tibetan Terrier puppies should not be over exercised because their joints and bones are still growing. This includes not letting a dog jump up and down from furniture or going up or down the stairs. Too much pressure placed on their joints and spines at an early age could result in a dog developing serious problems later in their lives.

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If you get a Tibetan Terrier puppy from a breeder, they would give you a feeding schedule and it's important to stick to the same routine, feeding the same puppy food to avoid any tummy upsets. You can change a puppy's diet, but this needs to be done very gradually always making sure they don't develop any digestive upsets and if they do, it's best to put them back on their original diet and to discuss things with the vet before attempting to change it again.

Older dogs are not known to be fussy eaters, but this does not mean they can be given a lower quality diet. It's best to feed a mature dog twice a day, once in the morning and then again in the evening, making sure it's good quality food that meets all their nutritional requirements. It's also important that dogs be given the right amount of exercise so they burn off any excess calories or they might gain too much weight which can lead to all sorts of health issues. Obesity can shorten a dog's life by several years so it's important to keep an eye on their waistline from the word go.

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