Why Pets Aren’t As Bad As You Think

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 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. Necessary vaccinations include distemper virus disease parvovirus vaccine, and rabies. 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 begin 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 signs of illness.

Safety

Attach an identification tag to your puppy’s collar with your puppy’s name, address and telephone number. 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 puppy’s security, always keep it leashed outdoors. The perfect length for coaching and walking 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 may end up swallowing a sock they have been chewing on or bite through a cord and get shocked.

Grooming

It’s important to begin a grooming routine pup early enough. For short hair breeds, use a rubber currycomb, brush with natural bristles or a hand mitt. 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 needs such as additional protein and calcium for 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. Your patience may be tested by this challenge, 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 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 means to get young kids involved in learning responsibility you may teach them the care and feeding of your new puppy.