Tips for Caring for your puppy: 5 tips to have healthier and happier pets.
I know and I am sure that you love your puppy, just like I love mine. Taking good care of our pets is part of being a loving and responsible owner.
Although, sometimes it seems obvious, whenever we have a puppy there are some basic care that we have to take into account.
Tips to take care of your puppy.
1. Periodic Deworming.
Our pets can be affected by external parasites, such as fleas and ticks, and by internal parasites such as intestinal, lung or heart worms.
Deworming your pet is important because you will avoid many symptoms and diseases such as:
- threw up,
- loss of appetite
- lung problems and heart failure.
In the case of puppies, first deworm and then vaccinate. And because it is order, because breast milk provides a certain immunity. However, you cannot stop deworming your puppy under any circumstances.
As for the frequency, it is better that you follow the recommendations of your veterinarian.
In the case of adult puppies, the deworming will be according to the type of medicine that is administered. Check with your vet.
To combat fleas and ticks there are a large number of products on the market: pipettes, collars, sprays and shampoos.
If your puppy is flea free, your home is flea free too.
Remember that before administering any medication you must know what your pet’s weight is.
To combat internal parasites, there are also many products: syrups, pills and tablets.
Schedule your puppy’s deworming.
Remember that your pet is your best friend and keeping it healthy is part of showing it your love.
2. Up-to-date Vaccinations.
Before vaccinating our puppy, we must be sure that his immune system is mature enough for the vaccine to take effect. Generally, the first vaccination is around 45 days old.
Before vaccines, puppies are very vulnerable, this means that you have to protect them and avoid contact with other puppies. This is not the time to socialize or take him to the park.
It is important that your veterinarian indicates the periodicity of the vaccinations.
Vaccination in adult puppies is normally once a year. Take it into account!
Ideally vaccinate your puppies in the morning.
So we will have all day to observe them, for that of any reaction to the vaccine.
3. Bath Frequently.
The bathroom is important: first for a matter of health and care of the coat and skin. In addition to hygiene.
The bathroom also means:
- nail cutting,
- dental cleaning,
Remember that the smell of your home is going to be closely related to the smell of your pet, so it is best to keep it clean and smelling good.
Some puppies do not like to be perfumed after bathing. My puppy Brisa, she really has a hard time, so I have decided to respect her that she does not like perfume and I never put her on again.
We humans like perfume, for our puppies it is unnatural.
The frequency of the bath will depend a lot on the lifestyle of the puppy, a puppy that lives in the city or in the country is not the same. Or that he goes to the park frequently, versus one that goes out little.
Another factor that affects is the length of the hair. Long hair requires more frequent bathing and general maintenance than a short-haired puppy.
If you bathe him at home,
Remember to use specific products for puppies.
Do not use human or cat products.
4. Identification Plate.
Your puppy must have his plate. Let him say his name and your phone number. Many times we are very confident that our puppies are not going to go away or get lost, but unfortunately this can happen.
So as the saying goes, better safe than sorry.
Remember to check the ID every so often.
Make sure it is in good condition and legible.
So one way to have peace of mind is to know that your puppy is identified and if something happens, they will call you so that you can meet your puppy again.
5. Good Food and Daily Walk.
If you really want calm and happy puppies, the daily walk is a necessary practice, which will be very positive for both you and your puppy.
If you don’t have time, I recommend that you look for the service of a puppy Walker.
Do not forget to give them all your love and affection, and in this way you will have healthy and happy puppies.
Remember to follow these 5 Tips to Take Care of your puppy.