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Tips on Caring For The New Puppy.

As a responsible pet owner, you ought to know the fundamentals of caring before bringing that cute little dogie in the pet store window home. Owning a pet is a long term commitment. To help provide you with tips in giving your pup a secure and healthy environment to grow up we have included a handy beginner’s manual:

Health

Your pet vaccines ought to between four and six months 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 should be checked for heart worms. Worm treatment can begin at two to three weeks of age. 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 signs of illness.

Safety

Publish 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 put two fingers smoothly between the neck and the collar of your puppy.

For the safety of your puppy, always keep it leashed outside. The perfect length for coaching and walking 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 hand mitt, brush with bristles or a rubber currycomb. For long haired puppies, use metal comb or a mat splitter. You’ll need 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 well ventilated 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 that is nutritious.

Training

Potty training is one of the first obstacles you bound to face. Your patience may be tested by this challenge, but you should be consistent and they will learn exactly what you expect of them. Do not be frustrated if a pet has “injuries” once you believe that 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 start early teaching your puppy good behavior habits. It is entirely your responsibility to help develop them into faithful pets. You can also teach your kids the care and feeding of your new puppy as a way to get them involved in learning responsibility.