Lessons Learned from Years with Dogs

Tips on Caring For The 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 months old. Vaccinations include rabies, distemper virus vaccine, and canine parvovirus vaccine. Look at getting fleas medicine for dogs. Ticks and worms also pose potential health dangers to puppies. All dogs should be checked for heart worms. Worm treatment can start at two to three weeks of age. Do not take it as a sign of being unhealthy, 80 percent of puppies are born with roundworms. Changes in the behavior of a puppy are often signs of illness.

Safety

Attach an identification tag to your puppy’s collar with your puppy’s name, address and telephone number. To get a proper fit, you should be able to place two fingers between your pet’s neck and the collar.

For the puppy’s security, always keep it leashed outdoors. The perfect length for coaching and walking is really a leash. Many cities have leash laws.

Much like having a baby in the house you will need to “puppy proof” your home. Two hazards are socks and cords. Puppies love to chew and will sometimes swallow 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 hair breeds, use a hand mitt, brush with bristles or a rubber currycomb. For long haired puppies, use metal comb or a mat splitter. You’ll require flea and tick shampoo 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 well ventilated inside to stand, turn around, and lie down.

Food

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

Training

One of the obstacles you confront is in potty training your puppy. Your patience may be tested by this challenge, but you should be consistent and they will learn exactly what you expect of them. Don’t be discouraged if your pet has “injuries” after you think 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 is totally up to you to help build them into loyal pets that are well-behaved. For a means to get young kids involved in learning responsibility you may teach them the care and feeding of your new puppy.