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Tips on Caring For Your New Puppy

As a pet owner, you should be aware of the basics of taking care of your new puppy before bringing this dogie at the pet shop window home. Owning a pet is a long-term devotion. To help give you tips in giving your puppy a safe and healthy environment to develop we have included a useful beginner’s guide:

Health

Your pet vaccines ought to between four and six weeks old. Necessary vaccinations include distemper virus disease parvovirus vaccine, and rabies. Consider also getting flea medicine for dogs. Ticks and worms also pose possible health dangers to dogs. All dogs must be checked for heart worms. Worm treatment can start at two to three weeks of age. Don’t take it as a sign of being unhealthy, 80 percent of dogs are born with roundworms. Changes in the behavior of a puppy are often signs of illness.

Safety

Publish an identification tag to the collar of your puppy with your address, telephone number, and puppy’s name. For a proper fit, you should be able to put two fingers between the neck and the collar of your puppy.

For the safety of your puppy, always keep it leashed outside. The length for walking and coaching is really a leash. Many cities have leash laws.

With resemblance to a baby in the house, you will need to “puppy proof” your home. Two hazards are socks and cords. Puppies love to chew and may end up swallowing a sock they have been chewing on or bite through a cord and get shocked.

Grooming

It is important to begin a weekly grooming routine Pup as soon as possible. For short-haired breeds, use a rubber currycomb, brush with natural bristles or a hand mitt. For long-haired dogs, use metal comb or a mat splitter. When caring for your new puppy you’ll require flea and tick shampoo for bathing, a flea collar, and a flea comb when caring for your new puppy.

Bedding

There are portable or wire crates if your puppy will be enclosed while you are not home. Your puppy’s cage must be ventilated with enough space inside to stand, turn around, and lie down.

Food

Puppies have special needs such as additional protein and calcium for development. Begin caring with a balanced diet of food for your new puppy.

Training

One of the initial challenges that you are bound to face is potty training your puppy. This challenge may test your patience, but you should be consistent and they will soon learn what you expect of them. Do not be frustrated if a pet has “accidents” after you think that they are trained. Some dogs take longer to train than other people or may be marking their land.

As the saying goes, “You can not teach an old dog new Tricks,” so begin early teaching your puppy good behavior habits. It’s completely up to you to help grow them into faithful pets. For a means to get young kids involved in learning responsibility you may teach them the care and feeding of your new puppy.