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 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:

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 possible health dangers to dogs. 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. 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 cords and socks. Puppies love to chew and may end up swallowing a sock they have been chewing on or bite through a cord and get shocked.

Grooming

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. When caring for your new puppy you’ll require 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 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 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 others.

As the saying goes, “You can’t teach an old dog new Tricks,” so begin early teaching your pup 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.