Staffordshire Bull Terrier Health And Care

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Care
Image via Flickr: Tom Espen Pedersen

Want to know everything about the health of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and how to care for it? This section of is the place to be!

The information provided here will give a comprehensive overview of the health and care of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, how its body and mind works, and how to keep both fit, healthy and illness free.

Healthy dogs are happy dogs and a Staffy’s welfare is crucially important; but you already know that, because as a responsible owner (or potential owner) you have taken the time to read all about it. Go you! Ensuring that your dog is at its peak performance in both mind and body means that you will have a) a lot of fun times with your dog and b) a long and happy companionship together.

We’ve collated a whole library of articles that will give you the lowdown on every aspect of the health and care of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier to help you keep your new (or old!) buddy in the best condition her or she can possibly be. From common illnesses to parasitic infections, hygiene to grooming and from first aid to dealing with emergencies, we have the health and care of Staffies covered in one easy to access space. We also have advice on nutrition, exercise and day to day care too.

Here’s a heads up before you start delving into our database of knowledge though. Please, please, never take any chances with the health of your dog. This means not Googling symptoms and taking the advice of the first source that pops up. Whilst our Staffordshire Bull Terrier health and care section offers some great advice and guidance, if you are concerned about your dog’s health, ALWAYS seek professional medical advice from a qualified Veterinarian.

Introduction To Caring For A Staffy

Here are some excellent articles that cover off the more generic side of keeping your dog fit and healthy. These are a fab starting point for learning the basics about looking after a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The video below gives a basic overview of how to take care of your dog. It’s a great resource for new or beginner Staffordshire Bull Terrier owners and we recommend it as your first port of call once your new best buddy has come home.


Staffordshire Bull Terrier Diet And Nutrition

The chances of your Staffordshire Bull Terrier living a long and healthy life is improved immeasurably by providing them with a nutritious diet. These articles give a summary of all things nutrition, giving advice on what to feed your Staffordshire Bull Terrier at different stages in its life, the reasons why a high quality diet is essential, and how to utilise food effectively when training your dog.

Nutrition isn’t just about food. Water intake is a huge part of your Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s diet. Underlying health problems can be identified through under- and over-drinking and monitoring water intake can also help prevent health issues arising.

Did you know that grapes are poisonous to dogs? That rules out a glass of Pinot Grigio for your furry friend, then! Joking aside, there is a plethora of foodstuffs that are toxic to dogs and can cause considerable damage if ingested.  The article below highlights foods you should avoid letting your Staffordshire Bull Terrier eat and talks about how human food can have long-lasting negative effects on your 4-legged-friend.

Staffy Chewing

Staffies love to chew! Especially Staffy puppies. It is important to be aware of this fact and to be prepared. The best way to deal with your Staffy chewing on things such as furniture is to have plenty of toys, chews and bones around and ready. You can use these sort of items as a substitute instead of your furniture. When ever you start seeing your Staffy chewing on something it shouldn’t then gently but firmly say “No” and then move his attention onto the chew or toy.

Follow the following link to find a list of the the best indestructible dog toys.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Exercise

 Image via Flickr: Stewart Black
Image via Flickr: Stewart Black

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are prone to putting on weight if not exercised properly, so getting your dog active is vital to ensure continued good health. Exercise also plays an important role in the psychological well being of your Staffordshire Bull Terrier. An unexercised dog is an unhappy dog.

A well exercised dog also brings benefits for you (and your furniture!). Under stimulated Staffordshire Bull Terriers will seek other ways of releasing pent up energy which can include scratching, chewing and piddling! The articles below give advice on when and how to exercise your Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and how to do it safely.

Grooming A Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Grooming a Staffie isn’t just about giving him or her a quick comb once a week. Just like humans, dogs need to check over their teeth, eyes, ears and feet on a regular basis to make sure everything is in working order. Although us humans don’t have a coat, we do tend to brush our hair every day to avoid tangles and matting. Get your Staffordshire Bull terrier lookin’ good!

 Image via Flickr: Tom Espen Pedersen
Image via Flickr: Tom Espen Pedersen

Grooming your Staffordshire Bull Terrier not only allows you to give your pooch a clean up, but it also allows you to bond further and check for any new aches and pains, growths or parasites that he or she may have picked up.

Basic Emergency First Aid For Your Staffordshire Bull Terrier

It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. When accidents do happen, it’s likely that you will be the person first on the scene to help your Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Whilst you would hope that any issues occurred at home with access to the telephone and email, you could be 5 miles into a wilderness or halfway up a mountain.

For this reason, knowing what to do in those first vital minutes following an accident is critical. As a responsible dog owner, it is up to you to learn what to do and how to perform basic emergency first aid on your dog in a variety of different environments and circumstances. You could be the difference between your Staffordshire Bull Terrier living or dying.

That old aphorism, “fail to prepare, prepare to fail” is extremely relevant when it comes to providing emergency first aid to your Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Read the articles below to make sure you are ready for every eventuality, and can help your dog when he or she needs it most. Your dog will be ever thankful to you!