Care and Health of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

A Staffie is very easy to care for. The main routine of grooming a Staffordshire Bull Terrier includes brushing, clipping claws, and cleaning ears. A thorough brushing once a week is enough to do something good for the coat.

But the bond between the dog and owner is also strengthened in this way. In addition, a regular check of the claws, teeth, and ears is recommended.

Info: As with many other dogs, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a coat change twice a year. You should then only brush it to remove the hair.

With a greedy dog ​​like the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the diet is easy to structure. Quality dog ​​food, but also homemade food will satisfy the four-legged friend.

Good feed and the right nutrition also help to prevent diseases. Avoid giving in to a begging Staffordshire Bull Terrier at the dinner table and instead accustom them to good quality, commercially available food.

Note: It is important to protect the joints during the growth phase. The diet should be adapted to the puppy’s age and should preferably be discussed with a veterinarian. Calcium and proteins are ingredients that should not be missing from a Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s diet.

It is enough to feed the Staffordshire Bull Terrier once a day. The best time for this is in the evening and so that the four-legged friend rests an hour before and after eating.

A Staffie usually lives to be 13 years old. However, with good health and care, an age of 15 is not unthinkable. With a healthy and sufficient diet and enough exercise, you can keep a Staffordshire Bull Terrier from becoming overweight.

Important: To avoid stomach torsion, you should never put a full bowl in front of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and let it eat.

Like other dog breeds, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a predisposition to certain diseases that are typical of its species. This includes:

  • Predisposition to eye diseases;
  • Joint diseases (hip and elbow dysplasia);
  • Hereditary cataracts;
  • Hair loss;
  • Neurological disorders and metabolic disorders;
  • Deafness;
  • Follicular dysplasia on black hair.

Explanation: Follicular dysplasia is a skin condition in dogs that is partly genetic. This leads to hairless patches due to a malfunction of the hair root. This produces only weak hair that breaks off quickly or no hair at all.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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