Tips on Caring For The New Puppy.
As a responsible pet owner, you should be aware of the basics of caring for your new puppy before bringing that little dogie in the store window home. Owning a pet is a long-term devotion. To help provide you with hints in giving your puppy a secure and healthy environment to develop we’ve included a useful beginner’s manual:
Your pet vaccines ought to between four and six months old. Vaccinations include parvovirus vaccine, distemper virus vaccine, and rabies. 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 begin 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 signs of illness.
Attach 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 will sometimes swallow a sock they have been chewing on or bite through a cord and get shocked.
It is important to start a grooming routine with your puppy as soon as possible. For short hair breeds, use a hand mitt, brush with bristles or a rubber currycomb. For long-haired dogs, use metal comb or a mat splitter. You’ll require flea and tick shampoo when caring for your new puppy.
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.
Puppies have special nutritional needs like additional protein and calcium for healthy development. Begin caring with a balanced diet of food that is nutritious for your pet.
One of the initial challenges that you are bound to face is potty training your puppy. This challenge will test your patience, 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 might be marking their territory or take longer to train than other people.
As the saying goes, “You can not teach an old dog new Tricks,” so begin early teaching your puppy good behavior habits. It is entirely your responsibility to help develop them into faithful pets. For a way to get children involved in learning responsibility, you may make them part of the feeding and care of your pet.