How to Take Care of a Puppy!

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How To Take Care Of a Puppy

It takes effort to take care of a puppy- they go to the bathroom on the carpet, they eat everything, and they even sometimes rip up the couch! Here are a few steps on how to take care of a new puppy from Vetstreet, a Veterinarian Care Blog.

First, you are going to want to find a good vet and schedule an appointment so you can make sure your dog is healthy. It is also important to get the appropriate vaccines for your new pet and your veterinarian will be able to help you make the right choices.

Next, you will want to go buy dog food. Be sure to start your puppy on a special diet designed for puppies, as they will be growing their teeth and learning to adapt to this new food.

Then, you will want to schedule a bathroom log in order to help your puppy adapt to living indoors and always using the outdoors as a restroom. If you don’t, you may have to clean up your carpet from an accident. There are 5 times you may want to let your puppy out according to Vetstreet. 1:Awaking from a sleep. 2: Bedtime 3: When your puppy drinks a bunch of water.4: After naptime 5:During/after physical activities. Next, watch for early signs of illness- puppies are more susceptible to sudden bouts of illness their first few months. There are several things to look out for to check for early signs of illness. They include: diet/weight-gain/loss, vomiting/potty issues, swollen or painful stomach, being very tired, and breathing trouble.

Now, you are going to want to teach your puppy obedience. Teaching commands like sit could impress friends, but also  keep your dog safe, if there is ever a hazardous situation. Training puppies with treats as rewards is a great way to make sure that they’ll retain the lessons.

Lastly, be sociable! You could take your pup to social school, or take your puppy to meet other animals or take him/her to other places. Be sure to teach your puppy to respect other people.

INTERESTING PUPPY FACTS

Puppies love to play games- even hide and seek! A website called 101 Facts About Dogs You May Not Know says that if you hide and call the puppies name, he/she may come and find you! Puppies even grow half their body weight in four to five months, but i takes a year or so to gain the other half of the weight. Puppies are just like little kids- they get cranky when they are tired! Puppies only have 28 teeth while adult dogs have 42. They even sleep 14 hours a day!

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11 Comments

11 Responses to “How to Take Care of a Puppy!”

  1. Brianna B on April 13th, 2018 1:14 pm

    I love the photo and the article! Good job.

  2. Nick on April 16th, 2018 10:29 am

    Thank you!

  3. Addi P on April 16th, 2018 9:38 am

    Thats true, puppies destroy everything!

  4. Harkins on April 16th, 2018 9:58 am

    Nick, some very interesting facts here. I bet this will be very helpful to new dog owners!

  5. Haley on April 16th, 2018 10:34 am

    Good job Nick!! I liked how you said what dogs like to do.

  6. Gia on April 16th, 2018 10:42 am

    This could really help with my dog. Great good Nick!

  7. Emily A on April 26th, 2018 1:12 pm

    Your intro is really good and you did a very good job explaining everything. Good Job Nick!

  8. Will DiMauro on May 2nd, 2018 1:27 pm

    I love dogs

  9. Will DiMauro on May 4th, 2018 1:16 pm

    hi

  10. Rhianna on November 14th, 2018 10:55 am

    Puppies do destroy everything including my heart. The article was very detailed nick. You did great!!

  11. Michael on January 17th, 2019 2:23 pm

    Purple pomeranian poping pedestrian pimples like exploding plants.

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