How to take care of puppies .
There is not doubt that puppies are the most adorable thing on planet they are cute and makes us smile in evert single way.
Taking care of puppies is just like taking care of our own child ,well they are our child.
When the time comes to finally bring your new puppy home for the first time, you can pretty much count on three things: unbridled joy, cleaning up your puppy’s accidents, and a major lifestyle adjustment.As you’ll soon learn, a growing puppy needs much more than a food bowl and a doghouse to thrive. And while it may be a lot of work initially, it’s well worth the effort. Establishing good and healthy habits in those first few sleep-deprived weeks will lay the foundation for many dog-years of happiness for you and your puppy.
1.Choosing the right puppy
Make sure that the puppy you are getting is right for you. Does its coat suit your climate? Is it small enough to live in your apartment or house? Does its energy level suit the amount of exercise you can provide? Careful consideration of these questions will ensure your puppy’s well-being and will also impact the happiness of your household.
Before you bring home your cute little furball, you need to ensure that your home is as safe as possible. You’ll also want to protect your belongings from destruction by an adventurous puppy. It’s essential to puppy-proof your home before your new dog comes home.First, get an idea of the puppy-eye-view of your home. Electrical cords, potential toxins, and breakable items should be placed completely out of reach. Remember that your puppy can jump, climb, chew and scratch, so place what you can very high up or in a locked cabinet.
Install durable baby gates or pet gates if needed to keep your puppy away from certain rooms of your home. This may be a good idea to keep your dog away from the kitchen and the stairs if you wish.
Proper puppy-proofing not only keeps your puppy safe, it also gives you peace of mind.
3. Find a Good Vet and Make Your First Vet Visit
First thing right after getting our puppy is to get it a good checkup with a vet as soon as possible.This visit will not only help ensure that your puppy is healthy and free of serious health issues, birth defects, etc., but it will help you take the first steps toward a good preventive health routine.Vet can also get you some suggestions about your puppy and you are free to clear your doubts about your puppy to the vet.Make sure to have a checkup every month or so.
- Set up a vaccination plan with your vet.
- Discuss safe options for controlling parasites, both external and internal.
- Learn which signs of illness to watch for during your puppy’s first few months.
- Ask about when you should spay or neuter your dog.
4. Shop for Quality Food
The next thing right after you make a visit to vet or before you make a visit to the vet is to keep your puppy in a good health and for this you need to feed the puppy wit good quality of food.There are a lot of food like Pedigree, Royal Canin, Canidae etc ..
Our recommendation for all breeds is Pedigree because this is readily available in every store and is good for every puppies and dogs. While choosing you Pedigree for you puppy make sure to get the puppy version itself.
This is a quick look of the amount of food that we should feed our puppies or dogs.
Feed multiple times a day:
- Age 6-12 weeks – 4 meals per day
- Age 3-6 months – 3 meals per day
- Age 6-12 months – 2 meals per day
5. Keep a Bathroom Routine
Its important for us to bath everyday so as it is to the puppies well not everyday ,but it is important for the puppies to go potty or pee.Well as puppies don’t wear any diapers, housetraining quickly becomes a high priority on most puppy owners. According to the experts, your most potent allies in the quest to housetrain your puppy are patience, planning, and plenty of positive reinforcement. In addition, it’s probably not a bad idea to put a carpet-cleaning battle plan in place, because accidents will happen.
Try to find a space outdoors away from other animals, so that we will have low risks of getting our puppy infected to any other diseases.Make sure to give lots of positive reinforcement whenever your puppy manages to potty outside and, almost equally important, refrain from punishing her when she has accidents indoors.
Knowing when to take your puppy out is almost as important as giving her praise whenever she does eliminate outdoors. Here’s a list of the most common times to take your puppy out to potty.
- When you wake up.
- Right before bedtime.
- Immediately after your puppy eats or drinks a lot of water.
- When your puppy wakes up from a nap.
- During and after physical activity.
6. Watch For Early Signs of Illness
It is not important that your puppy be good all the time and be good at every state ,try to observe any of the following symptoms in your puppy, if you notice anything unusual contact you vet right away !
- Lack of appetite.
- Poor weight gain
- Swollen of painful abdomen
- Lethargy (tiredness)
- Difficulty breathing
- Wheezing or coughing
- Pale gums
- Swollen, red eyes or eye discharge
- Nasal discharge
- Inability to pass urine or stool
7. Teach Obedience
Its is important to train our puppies to be obedient any all times and hear us out.
Through proper training we can teach the puppy to be obedient and obedience training will help forge a stronger bond between you and your puppy.
Try to teach the puppy some simple normal commands such as sit, stay, down, and come before you get into heavy training,these commands will help keep your dog safe and under control in any potentially hazardous situations. Many puppy owners find that obedience classes are a great way to train both owner and dog. Classes typically begin accepting puppies at age 4 to 6 months.
Be good while trying to train the puppy give him/her a little treat when they do it right.
8. Be Sociable
Just like obedience training, proper socialization during puppyhood helps avoid behavioral problems down the road. At approximately 2 to 4 months of age, most puppies begin to accept other animals, people, places, and experiences. Socialization classes are an excellent way to rack up positive social experiences with your puppy. Just be sure to ask your vet about what kind of interaction is OK at this stage.
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