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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 commitment. 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:

Health

Your pet vaccines ought to between four and six weeks old. Necessary vaccinations include distemper virus disease parvovirus vaccine, and rabies. Look at getting fleas medicine for dogs. Ticks and worms also pose potential health dangers to puppies. 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

Attach an identification tag to the collar of your puppy with your address, telephone number, and puppy’s name. 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 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 cords and socks. 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 hair puppies, use a mat splitter or metal comb. 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 ventilated with enough space inside to stand, turn around, and lie down.

Food

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.

Coaching

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. 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 others.

As the saying goes, “You can’t teach an old dog new Tricks,” so begin early teaching your pup good behavior habits. It’s completely up to you to help grow 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.