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Top 11 Pet Breeds
Find out more information on the behaviors, appearances, and overall characteristics of the most popular pet breeds.
 
 
 

Medium Dog Breed Guide

 
 
 
  

List of Top 10 Medium Dog Breeds:

 
1. Cocker Spaniel 6. Pointer
2. Beagle 7. Brittany Spaniel
3. Border Collie 8. Scottish Terrier
4. Boston Terrier 9. Shiba Inu
5. Australian Shepherd 10. Schnauzer
  

  

Guide Highlights for Medium Dogs:

 
  •  Prevent fleas, ticks, and heartworms year-round.
  •  Provide your dog with proper nutrition.
  •  Clean your dog's ears regularly.
  •  Help your dog stay active.
  •  Restore your dog's skin and coat.
  •  Prevent oral diseases with regular dental care.
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    Cocker Spaniel
      

    Step 1: Prevention



    Give flea and heartworm prevention year-round.
     
     
    • Medium-sized dogs are especially sensitive to flea bites, often getting skin infections and allergies. It only takes one bite!
    • If your medium-sized dog is sensitive, try Advantage, a gentle, yet effective flea preventative.
    • It's important to not split flea meds between your pets. The dosage amount is precisely what your dog needs to stay flea free.
    • Heartworm disease is extremely dangerous for all dogs regardless of breed, size, or gender. The American Heartworm Society reports dogs in all 50 states are diagnosed with heartworms throughout the year (even in winter). Reduce your dog's risk with monthly prevention -- use a topical heartworm preventative like Revolution.
     
      

      

    Step 2: Nutrition


     
    Ensure your dog receives proper nutrition each day with quality food and daily multi-vitamins.
     
    • Choosing the type of food to give your dog is an extremely important part in maintaining your dog's health. Our Eat Great Be Well Dog Food contains real chicken as the first ingredient and doesn't include fillers or artificial ingredients. It's also a natural source of glucosamine and omega 3.
    • Really healthy dog foods can be expensive, so that's why vitamins are a great option to help meet your dog's nutritional needs.
    • Our Super VitaChews is the most complete and healthy multi-vitamin on the market today. It's especially beneficial for mature or aging dogs.
      

      

    Step 3: Ears


     
    Clean your dog's ears regularly.
     
    • Head shaking or tilting, ear and head scratching, and smelly ears are all signs that your medium-sized dog may have an ear infection.
    • "If your dog has an ear infection that's itchy, treat it with Zymox Otic with Hydrocortisone for 7-14 days and then wait 2-3 days before cleaning your dog's ears or using another ear medication. If the condition worsens, see your veterinarian immediately." Dr. Dym, VMD
      

      

    Step 4: Joints



    Help maintain your dog's active lifestyle.
     
    • Medium-sized dogs are known for having joint issues especially as they age and may have trouble getting up and show less interest in playing.
    • Spaniels and Portuguese Water Dogs are especially at risk for joint issues. Beagles are prone to neck and back issues from disc disease. To help your dog stay active, consider supplementing with glucosamine and chondroitin.
    • If your dog limps or licks its joints, this may be a sign of pain. As an alternative to steroid pet medications, try an all-natural supplement like Yucca to help relieve joint pain symptoms.
      

      

    Step 5: Skin and Coat



    Help reduce shedding and promote a healthy coat.
     
    • Omega 3 is a great supplement for medium-sized dogs because in addition to maintaining healthy joints and organs, it helps to reduce shedding and restores your dog's shiny coat.
    • Medium breeds like Beagles and Cocker Spaniels can have many skin problems. A few spritzes of Be Soothed kills bacteria and can soothe irritated skin.
    • Medium-sized dogs can often become really smelly due to bacteria, yeast, or fungus. Try our Be Super Clean Shampoo, a veterinary strength anti-microbial shampoo.
      

      

    Plus: Oral Care



    Routine oral care can greatly reduce your dog's risk of plaque and periodontal disease.
     
    • To prevent dental disease it's important to brush your dog's teeth with C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste.
    • Brushing may not be easy, so it helps to use dental water additives that kill bacteria and plaque like Be Fresh. You may also consider giving your dog dental treats like C.E.T. Chews.
      

      
     
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