Their short coats don’t need a lot of attention, but they definitely benefit from regular brushing and an occasional bath.
– They are prone to overheating, so keep a close eye on them in hot weather. Don’t let them play too hard or too long in the heat.
– They also tend to get cold easily. It’s a good idea to put them in a sweater and booties for walks when it is chilly outside.
– Feed them a nutritious diet of high-quality dog food and go easy on the treats. You don’t want your dog to become overweight and at risk for issues like diabetes or joint pain.
– You can supplement their diet with healthy, dog safe fruits and veggies.
– Boston Terriers can be picky eaters. If your dog is not eating enough, talk to your veterinarian about different food options. Your veterinarian might have some food advice for gas issues too.
Know what not to feed your dog. For instance, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, chocolate, and foods sweetened with Xylitol are all big no no’s that can cause tummy upset or worse.
Brush those pearly whites and take your dog for an annual teeth cleaning at your veterinarian’s office.
Make sure they get the exercise they need to help burn off their high energy.
Exercise also helps avoid boredom or frustration, which can lead to unwanted behaviors like destructive chewing.