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    To buy dogs, it’s better to go to a professional kennel, because professional kennels are generally more formal and guaranteed ~ of course, the price will be more expensive. Secondly, it can also be purchased by some family breeders. When purchasing, it’s better to see the parents of the puppies and know about their parents.

    2-6 months is the best time to choose a puppy. It is very difficult to feed the new born puppies because of their poor living ability. It takes a lot of energy and time for the puppies over 6 months to establish friendship with the original owners, so that they forget the old owners, and it takes a lot of time to establish feelings with the new owners. At this time, the bad habits formed are difficult to correct. The puppies aged 2-6 months can quickly adapt to the new environment, establish a strong friendship with the new owners, and it is easy to do so In training.

    The following ten points should be paid attention to in the purchase of puppies. First, normal appetite, eating and drinking, playing, sleeping and excretion are the four major needs for the normal growth of puppies. Puppies who have just changed their environment, food or carsick waves may temporarily lose their appetite. However, dogs suffering from severe water shortage, latent diseases, gastroenteritis and physical pain will also lose appetite. In this case, dog owners should keep a wait-and-see attitude. Ask the clerk about the feeding time, and then arrange a visit to observe the change.

    No runny nose, cold, sensitive nose or upper respiratory tract infection will cause runny nose. After being infected by bacteria, the secretion will turn into milk white, yellow or green pus. In addition, if food is ejected from the nostrils, it means that the eating is too fast and the swallowing mechanism is faulty or there is a congenital structural defect.

    Dogs without cough can cough because of cold, sensitive throat, turbid air environment, tracheitis and bronchitis. Severe coughing and phlegm can lead to decreased appetite and poor nutrition.

    Moderate size, fat and thin body have always been the traditional indicators used to measure nutritional status. The body is emaciated, the physical strength is insufficient, the immunity development will be affected naturally, easy to get sick and recover slowly. There are two points to be mentioned in particular: (1) the index of fat and thin is the body covered with fur; (2) the index of big belly is not necessarily fat. The chest ribs of normal fat and thin puppies should be covered with muscle and fat on average, which is not easy to be clearly touched one by one. If you use a light hand pull, the chest has been washed as obvious concave and convex, even if there is a longer coat, the dog is too thin. In addition, the weight of a dog can also be measured by the thickness of the muscles on the back of its abdomen.

    Bright eyes the cornea of the eye (the front part of the eye) is transparent, so that people can clearly see the color of the eye pigment layer. Hepatitis virus can make the cornea blue; foreign body into the eye or trauma can cause the eye swelling and tight together or the mucosa (white part of the eye) red or the cornea white. Infection with canine distemper virus and other ophthalmic pathogens can lead to abnormal ocular secretion and purulence.

    The hygiene condition of the puppies can reflect the quality of the environment and care. Many infectious diseases and parasites are transmitted by defecation or body fluids. Therefore, if the puppies are kept separately, if they lick the filth, the chance of gastrointestinal discomfort will increase greatly.

    Painless. If the pup does not eat and just groans with his back bent, he should check for abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is one of the symptoms of enteritis and hepatitis. If the pup cries pain when walking, and even refuses to walk, it is necessary to specially check the skeleton and limbs for musculoskeletal trauma.

    The stool of normal puppies is in the shape of mud glue. Just changing environment, food or overfeeding, raw worms and enteritis can make puppies diarrhea. If feces are softer than toothpaste or contain clear mucus, be careful.

    The color of the teeth can be seen by opening the lips of the dogs. Severe malnutrition, parasitism, hematopoiesis disorder or shock can make the blood pale.

    No pustules or excessive dandruff. Dry skin, sensitive skin or exogenous parasites will make dogs scratch or throw a lot of dandruff. If the environment is not clean or neglected, the skin is prone to red spots and purulent blisters. Although these are not serious diseases, the lack of proper care can still seriously affect the appearance and smell of puppies, which worries the owners.

    Finally, the prospective dog owner should check the vaccination records of the puppies and the identity information of the puppies.

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