New Puppy? Tips To Care For Your New Furry Addition

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Getting a puppy is a very exciting time for anyone. Those bright eyes, cute little nose, soft fur, and, of course, the puppy breath are all a big draw. You should know it is a lot of work to take care of a puppy. They sleep a lot and want to go to the bathroom all the time, and play for about 10 minutes at a time, but after a while, this wears off and the real work begins with these balls of fur. A new puppy is going to need care from you in order to grow into a healthy dog. Read on for tips to help you take care of your new puppy.

Make A Veterinary Appointment

Having a new puppy means they are going to need to be looked over by the veterinarian. They are going to need shots as well as a thorough examination by the veterinarian to be sure they don't have any underlying health issues. The veterinarian will take a good look at your puppy, feel their abdomen, and look in their eyes, ears, and mouth to be sure they don't have anything concerning. Your veterinarian can also offer suggestions such as how much to feed your puppy, what type of food to give, and other helpful tips.

Purchase Necessities

Your puppy may sleep a lot on their first few days at their new forever home, but after those days are up, they are going to be busy. Puppies like to chew on just about everything, so it's important to give them things they can chew on and play with. They are going to need toys to keep them busy, as well as food, food/water bowls, a crate (if you plan on crate training), and you should get them a gate of some sort to keep them from being able to go all over your house when you aren't home. A leash and a collar are also necessary for your new puppy. Be sure you also have an identification tag on your dog at all times so that if they get loose, whoever finds them can get them back to you.

Keep A Close Eye Out

Your puppy is going to be very curious, be sure you are keeping a close eye on your puppy. They may get into things they shouldn't, or things that could be toxic for them. If they do get into something toxic or eat something that makes them sick, you're going to need to get them to the veterinarian for treatment. Keep watch over your new furry addition to be sure they aren't getting too curious.

If you are considering a new puppy, remember that they are a lot of work. Make an appointment immediately with a vet office, such as Third  Street Veterinary, to have your puppy examined and to receive any necessary shots, and talk to the vet about other puppy care tips.

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