Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

Sensible advice for raising your Toy Fox Terrier puppy so he lives a long healthy life and seldom needs to visit the vet. Learn about the most common health problems and issues in Toy Fox Terriers, the best dog food diet for feeding Toy Fox Terrier puppies and adult dogs, the truth about vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and natural health care.


11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy, my best-selling dog health book

Toy Fox Terrier dog breed

Toy Fox Terrier Health Problems and Raising a Toy Fox Terrier Puppy to be Healthy

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2013

Quiz – How Long Will Your Dog Live?
How To Raise a Healthy Dog
Feeding the Best Dog Food
Feeding the 2nd Best Dog Food
Vaccinations: Needed or Not?
Are You Sure Your Vet Is Good?

The most common health problems in Toy Fox Terriers:

Allergies cause itchy skin and can lead to bacterial skin infections (pyoderma). In young Toy Fox Terriers, demodectic mange is quite common.

Serious eye diseases in Toy Fox Terriers include progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts, lens luxation, and glaucoma.

Orthopedic diseases include luxating patella (common) and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (less common, but much more serious).

Inherited deafness, heart disease, and von Willebrand's blood-clotting disease also occur in Toy Fox Terriers.


Can you prevent health problems from happening to YOUR Toy Fox Terrier?

Yes, often you can.

  1. Some health problems are genetic, which means inherited from parents. Genetic health issues are common in Toy Fox Terriers today because of unwise breeding practices. My book, Dog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams, shows you how to find a Toy Fox Terrier puppy who is genetically healthy.
  2. Other health problems are environmental – caused by the way you raise your dog. My best-selling dog health book, 11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy shows you how to prevent environmental health problems by raising your Toy Fox Terrier puppy (or adult dog) in all the right ways.

Here are my dog health tips for raising a healthy Toy Fox Terrier puppy or adult dog:

Dog lifespan quiz How Long Will Your Dog Live? – Take This Quiz!
Based on your dog's breed and how you're raising him, this personalized quiz will help you understand how long your dog might live – and most importantly, how you can increase his life expectancy.


Obedience instructor and author Michele Welton Dog Health Care – The Sensible Way
Read my advice on daily health care so your Toy Fox Terrier lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.


Real homemade dog food The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Toy Fox Terrier
The best diet for feeding your Toy Fox Terrier is real food. Real chicken, turkey, beef, bison, venison, fish....This is not "people food" and I'll tell you why.


Natural dog foods for your Toy Fox Terrier. The Second-Best Dog Food For Your Toy Fox Terrier
If you can't feed homemade dog food, here are your next-best choices.


Information on booster shots for your Toy Fox Terrier. Vaccinations and Booster Shots: Needed or Not?
How many vaccinations does your Toy Fox Terrier puppy really need? Does your adult Toy Fox Terrier need yearly booster shots? The vaccination guidelines have changed. Find out what many vets aren't telling you.


Information on choosing the best vet for your Toy Fox Terrier. The Type of Veterinarian I Recommend
Is your veterinarian really the best choice for your dog? Learn about the differences between vets who practice conventional, holistic, and alternative veterinary medicine.


Information on spaying your Toy Fox Terrier. Spaying Your Female Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of spaying your female Toy Fox Terrier.


Information on neutering your male dog. Neutering Your Male Dog: Pros and Cons
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.