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 devotion. 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:
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 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.
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 period for both walking and coaching is really a leash. Many cities have leash laws.
Much like having a baby in the house you will need to “puppy proof” your home. Two hazards are socks and cords. Puppies love to chew and may end up swallowing a sock they have been chewing on or bite through a cord and get shocked.
It’s important to begin a grooming routine pup early enough. 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. 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.
There are portable or wire crates if your puppy will be enclosed while you are not home. Your puppy’s crate should be well ventilated with enough room inside to stand, turn around, and lie down.
Puppies have special needs such as additional protein and calcium for development. Begin caring with a balanced diet of food that is nutritious for your pet.
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. 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 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.