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Caring for your Boston Terrier requires multiple things: good food, good grooming, time devoted to the animal, daily exercise, health upkeep, and your love and attention.
It is definitely doable to cover all these things. You’ll just need to make sure you do all the right things for each, and your animal will be happy and healthy for years to come.
The average Boston Terrier eats two meals a day. They thrive on a protein-heavy diet also includes healthy fats. The amount of food you’ll want to feed him depends on their size.
Though a smaller breed, they have a voracious appetite and will overeat if given too much food at a time. Carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables are not required in your Boston Terrier’s diet, but they are able to digest them if they do consume them.
The Boston Terrier has a short and fine coat that, luckily, doesn’t hold much grit and dirt (although if they roll in it, they may have a bit more!). You can brush your Terrier’s coat lightly with a towel. Regular brushing, also, will ensure that shedding hairs are held to a minimum, and will save you time and effort later when it comes to that.
Baths should be given only as needed, as over-bathing will strip the Terrier’s natural waterproofing oils out of his coat.
It is recommended that you have a groomer trim your Terrier’s nails, as they are short and sensitive and can be cut too close to the quick if you aren’t careful.
Regularly brush your Terrier’s teeth with a specialized dog toothpaste and either a toothbrush or (delicately) with a washcloth.
Gently clean the inner ear flaps of the Terrier with a warm cloth. If you see discharge below the Terrier’s eyes, you can gently wipe below their eyes, in a downward motion, with a warm wet cloth to push discharge down away from their eyes.
Boston Terriers are high-energy and extremely active dogs. While the typical dog requires about 30 minutes of daily exercise, the Terrier will often require more exercise. Hiking, running, biking, and playing fetch are all good ways to get its exercise.
If you run or bike with your Terrier, make sure to go at the pace of your Terrier.
You’ll want to provide plenty of exercise and attention to your Boston Terrier, as they are the baselines to their personal happiness. You will also want to ensure you use a Y-shaped harness, due to the fact that they are a brachycephalic breed.
The most important thing you can do for your Terrier is to shower them with love and attention. The combination of quality daily exercise and quality attention and loving interaction will guarantee your Terrier will be happy and healthy for years to come!