Puppy Care Tips
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When you bring a new dog into your family, one of the most challenging aspects can be new puppy care. Games can help relieve some of the tension in the process, for both you and your puppy. As with humans, it is easier for a puppy to learn when they are having fun. Puppy games stimulate their mind, and have the added benefit of tiring them out, an extra bonus if you have a very active puppy.
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Below is a story about a horrible neglect of puppies that were rescued from a Mississippi by the Humane Society. This just reinforced the need to be very cautious when finding a puppy. Please do not facilitate irresponsible breeders. Do your homework on the background of the breeder and the dog, or give an unwanted pet a home by adopting a dog from a rescue group or shelter.
Caring for a Puppy
Every child, both young and old, dreams of bringing home a brand new puppy. However, caring for a puppy can be a little intimidating for the new dog owner. With a little time dedicated to education on the care of puppies, even a first time dog owner can become proficient.
There are several tasks one should attend to before bringing a puppy home. The first step obviously is finding a puppy itself. While there are several sources for acquiring a dog, one of the most important factors is ensuring that the type of dog you end up getting is the right fit for your family, lifestyle, and home.
Taking Care of Puppies
Taking care of puppies is a full time responsibility! In the beginning, the mother dog will be the primary care giver, but it is essential that she is properly cared for so she can focus on her new puppies. Once the puppies are weaned from their mother, they will be able to leave the litter and begin a new life in a new home. Puppies should be loved and accepted before all else, but it doesn’t hurt to learn a few tips for taking care of puppies before bringing one home. Puppies need a lot of attention to avoid accidents and make them feel loved.
Taking Care of a New Puppy
Bringing home a new puppy may be one of the most exciting days of your life! Who can resist a round, warm, and cuddly puppy? Before you get swept up in puppy bliss, it is important you are equipped for taking care of a new puppy. Puppies require a lot of attention and patience so they can grow up to be obedient companions. While love is free, puppies will need nutritious food and regular check-ups which do cost money. You may have your heart set on a specific breed, but you should research the breed to ensure the puppy would be a good match for you lifestyle.
Puppy shots are an important part of ensuring your puppy grows up healthy and strong. Most veterinarians recommend a series of puppy shots beginning between 5-8 weeks old when maternal antibodies begin to wear off. Vaccines are important because they help to prevent common illnesses, such as distemper and Canine Parvovirus. Most cities and states have laws in effect that require dog owners to have their dogs immunized against several common, but severe viruses that effect dogs.
If you work all day, have a dog, and are tired of coming home to a stressed out pooch, then puppy daycare may be for you. Puppy daycare can help keep your dog occupied and happy while you are at work. There are two main types of doggie daycare: Private, in-home facilities and commercial dog daycare programs. Private facilities are typically smaller than commercial facilities, and may be based out of someone’s home. Commercial facilities may offer more services than their smaller counterparts.
Newborn Puppy Care
Unless there are special circumstances, like if the litter is separated from the mother, newborn puppy care should be left to the mother dog. If your dog has given birth to a litter of pups, there are still things you can do to help her. Be sure the mother dog has access to food and fresh, clean water. The mother should have adequate shelter and should feel safe with her litter. When the puppies are very young, you should limit handling newborn puppies in the beginning for several reasons.
How to Take Care of a Puppy
If you are considering adding a puppy to your life, then you should read this article to learn some tips about how to take care of a puppy. The most important thing to remember is that puppies need lots of love and patience. To ensure your new puppy grows properly, be sure to give your puppy nutritious food and schedule regular veterinarian visits for vaccinations and check-ups. Working with your puppy to teach him proper obedience will establish the basis for good behavior as your puppy continues to grow. Plus, training can be fun for both you and your puppy.
Feeding a Puppy
If you want a healthy, happy puppy then you should learn about feeding a puppy properly. Puppies need food that is specially formulated with nutrients their growing bodies need. It is best to establish a feeding schedule with your puppy for a number of reasons. Above all else, it is important to remember that water is essential to growing puppies.