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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 commitment. 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. Vaccinations include rabies, distemper virus vaccine, and canine parvovirus vaccine. Look at getting fleas medicine for dogs. Ticks and worms also pose possible health dangers to dogs. All dogs must be checked for heart worms. Treatment can begin at two to three weeks old. Don’t take it as a indication of becoming unhealthy, 80 percent of puppies 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 security of the puppy, always keep it leashed outside. The length for walking and coaching is really a leash. Many cities have leash laws.

Much like having a baby, you will need to “puppy proof” your house. 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 rubber currycomb, brush with natural bristles or a hand mitt. 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 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 for your new puppy.

Training

One of the obstacles you confront is in 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. 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’t teach an old dog new Tricks,” so begin early teaching your pup good behavior habits. It is entirely your responsibility to help develop 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.

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