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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.
 
 
 

Toy Dog Breed Guide

 
 
 
  

List of Top 10 Toy Dog Breeds:

 
1. Shih Tzu 6. Pekingese
2. Yorkie 7. Chihuahua
3. Pomeranian 8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
4. Maltese 9. Papillon
5. Miniature Pinscher 10. Silky Terrier
  

  

Guide Highlights for Toy Breeds:

 
  •   Prevent fleas, ticks, and heartworms year-round.
  •   Clean your small dog's ears regularly.
  •   Help maintain your dog's joint health.
  •   Help reduce shedding and promote a healthy coat.
  •   Prevent oral diseases with regular dental care.
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    Toy Dog Breeds
      

    Step 1: Prevention



    Provide year-round prevention for fleas and heartworms.
     
     
    • Toy breeds are especially sensitive to flea bites, often getting skin infections and allergies. It only takes one bite!
    • If your small dog is sensitive, try Advantage, a gentle, yet effective flea preventative.
    • 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: Ear Health



    Clean your small dog's ears regularly.
     
    • 80% of dogs with allergies get ear infections. And small dogs are especially prone to allergies!
    • If your little one has hair in its ear canal (e.g., Malteses, Pekingese, Poodles, Shih Tzus), it is especially important that you clean its ears regularly to avoid bacteria and yeast buildup.
    • Try our Ear Cleansing Solution which cleans and deodorizes, possibly avoiding infections.
      

      

    Step 3: Joints



    Help maintain your dog's active lifestyle with joint supplements.
     
    • Toy dogs are known for jumping off couches and onto beds, but often their little joints cannot sustain the constant pressure. As your dog matures, he/she may show less interest in playing.
    • Shih Tzus and Pugs are especially at risk for joint issues. And since toy dogs live longer, it is important to start supplementing their diet early with joint supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin so they can enjoy an active lifestyle later.
    • We love to give our little dogs treats, but why not give treats like Happy Hips that can help them maintain an active lifestyle? Happy Hips is made of all natural meat (chicken breast or duck breast) and includes 2000mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of chondroitin.
      

      

    Step 4: Skin and Coat



    Help reduce shedding and promote a healthy coat.
     
    • Omega 3 is a wonderful supplement for toy breeds because it has so many benefits. It helps your dog maintain healthy skin, joints, and organs. And, it reduces shedding and helps your little dog's beautiful coat shine.
    • Toy breeds have so many skin issues: hot spots, itching, and skin infections because they are allergy prone. A few spritzes of Be Soothed. can alleviate itching and soothe irritated skin.
    • For white dogs like Malteses and Poodles, our Be Bright White Shampoo brightens and removes yellow stains.
      

      

    Plus: Oral Care



    Routine oral care can greatly reduce your dog's risk of plaque and periodontal disease.
     
    • All dogs can easily develop dental disease so it's important to brush their teeth with C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste.
    • We know this is not easy, so it helps to use dental water additives that kill bacteria and plaque like Be Fresh or give dental treats like C.E.T. Chews.
      

      
     
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