Why is my Dalmatian always hungry?
“While some dogs just simply like to indulge in food, sometimes an increased appetite is the sign of an underlying health issue,” he explains. Conditions causing malabsorption – any disease where a dog can’t properly absorb the nutrients in their food – can result in them being extra hungry.
Why is my 12 year old always hungry?
The answer, according to Dr. Shazhan Amed, a pediatric endocrinologist at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, is that yes, it’s normal for some kids this age to develop astounding appetites. Girls often begin their pubertic growth spurt around age 10, and boys slightly later, sometime between 12 and 14.
How long does a Dalmatian dog live for?
Dalmatians live about 10 to 12 years. Dalmatians are highly energetic, playful and sensitive dogs. They are loyal to their family and good with children, although some Dalmatian experts caution that the breed may be too energetic for very small children. These dogs are intelligent, can be well trained and make good watchdogs.
What kind of tail does a Dalmatian have?
The tail is fairly long and has a slight, upward curve. The coat is short and dense, with brown or black spots on white. The Dalmatian sheds heavily, even though the coat is short. Frequent brushing is required to control shedding.
What kind of home does a Dalmatian need?
Dalmatians also need lots of exercise to dispel boundless energy. They are probably not suitable for apartment-dwellers unless the family is committed to long, daily walks or runs. The Dalmatian is more suited to living where he can romp and run.
Why do so many Dalmatians end up in rescue?
Too often this has led to overbreeding of poor specimens, and homes that are not suited for the breed. The breed also has a high incidence of deafness, which can lead to communication problems. Too many Dalmatians end up in rescue because they do not act like the dogs in the movies.