How Do You Care For A Saint Bernard?
The secret to success with the Saint Bernard, as with any large dog, is early training. Teach it to obey as a puppy, and its large size will be quite manageable when it matures. Remember that the Saint Bernard is a family dog and does not like to be alone. Vaccinate your Saint Bernard and follow up with yearly booster vaccinations to maintain the dog’s immunity to diseases. Worm your adult dog every three months, and consult your veterinarian about defleaing products. Plan to feed your Saint Bernard 6 to 12 cups of food a day. Because the Saint Bernard is prone to bloat, remember to give it two or three small meals a day, as opposed to the normal one to two daily meals. Give your Saint Bernard high-grade dog food. The first ingredient should be meat if you want a quality product. Crude protein should be no less than 30 percent, and crude fat no less than 20 percent. Also, the fiber content needs to be 4 percent or less. Contact the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals to learn more about