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    With the rise of pet craze, more and more people keep pets, and dog is a big part of it. But if you don’t buy a sick dog, it’s not only easy for the owner to pay for treatment, but also a lot of time and experience to take care of. So how to buy a healthy dog has become a great concern for many dog lovers. Following will briefly introduce how to choose a dog.

    1. when choosing a dog, you should first observe the dog’s mental state. Healthy dogs, especially puppies, are more energetic and lively. If the dog is depressed and does not like to move, it is mostly problematic. It should also be noted that if the dog’s spirit is too excited, it is better not to buy such a dog. Some illegal traders may play hormones.

    2. Good appetite. Generally, dogs in pet shops don’t say they are fed full. Most dogs will want to eat and have a good appetite. If the dog you see has a bad appetite, it is recommended not to buy it.

    3. Check if the nose is wet. Apart from the dry nose when the dog sleeps, the nose is in a wet state at other times, so the wet nose is a very important health treatment for the dog. Because the nose and the mucous membrane in the nose of dogs are interlinked and play the role of smell, they will always keep moist. So pet people must pay attention.

    4. Healthy dog’s eyes look watery and very spiritual. It can also be seen from its mental outlook by looking at its eyes. In addition, a healthy dog’s nose and eyes are free of secretions. If you have any, don’t choose it. You may have a cold or even canine distemper.

    5. Check the color of the visible mucosa, such as whether the conjunctiva is congested or white or yellow. Generally, the color of mucous membrane is pink. If it turns white, it means anemia; if it turns red, it means inflammation; if it turns yellow, it means jaundice, it means liver disease.

    6. Check whether there is excreta or secretion around the anus. It’s better not to choose if there is any. It means that the dog may have diarrhea, gastrointestinal tract indigestion or viral infection. It’s better not to choose such a dog.

    7. See if it is too thin or too fat. The short hair looks better. The way is to not see the obvious ribs and then touch them again. Otherwise, it’s too fat or too thin. It’s better not to choose. The dog that is too thin may not be nutritious or parasite. The dog that is too fat is a little better, but it should pay attention to lose weight later, otherwise the disease amount is more.

    8. Whether the fur has luster and scurf. The dog fur with good health and nutrition condition is too shiny. And if there is dandruff, it is mostly a sign of skin diseases, such as chelonian mite.

    9. No itching and head shaking. If there is one, it is also a problem dog. Pruritus has skin diseases such as flea allergy, scabies, etc. most of them may have ear mites or foreign bodies, so it is necessary to check whether the ears are clean and smell. Because many diseases have a incubation period, these purchase methods can not guarantee the health of the dog you buy 100%, but it can roughly show that it has no problem.

    Pay attention to some things after buying a dog and going home. The dog needs to be vaccinated after half a month. It’s better not to take a bath and shave just after taking home. Wait for the dog to adapt to the environment of the new home before doing these cosmetology.

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