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What Is On Your Puppy Checklist?

What Is On Your Puppy Checklist?

What Is On Your Puppy Checklist?

Are you planning for the pitter-patter of tiny paws this autumn? The arrival of a puppy naturally brings excitement to a home, but you will need to make sure that you are ready for your family’s newest member, welcoming a little puppy into your home is rewarding, but it does come with huge responsibility.

Before you commit to a puppy, you should choose a breed which is suitable to your living situation, do you have a garden? Is it large enough for exercise? Think also about your lifestyle and the impact of that on your potential puppy. Think about the puppy’s sleeping arrangements in your home – you will need a room which is warm and secure. Your dream furry friend is now home, what is on your checklist to make sure that their arrival is a safe, happy and healthy one 

Bed Or Crate
When your new pup is not on its paws it will be lounging in its bed, and a puppy’s bed or crate is a great place for them to call their own. A bed or crate needs to suitable for the breed and also keep in mind the time of year that your puppy arrives, this time of year, it should be a warm and snug area for them.

Choosing the right puppy carrier is really important to help make your puppy feel safe and secure. It is especially the case when you first pick up your new little pup. A carrier should be just right for the puppy’s breed and size – it should not be too big or too small, and the carrier should fit safely into your vehicle.

Collar, Lead & Toys
A puppy should be introduced to a collar, lead and tag as early as is possible but be sure that these items are lightweight so as not to overwhelm the puppy. Chew toys are very important in aiding development – use them to teach your pup what they can and cannot chew, toys can also beat boredom outbreaks for young puppies.

Flea & Worm Treatment
As soon as your puppy arrives in your home you should start treatments. Ask who you bought the puppy from about what flea and worm treatments your puppy has already received. Check with a vet the products suitable for your puppy, think about their age and weight as this dictates the treatments.

Puppies have different nutritional needs to adult dogs, and they need more frequent feeding. Buy food designed for puppies and remember that a sudden change in diet can result in your puppy suffering an upset tummy. Invest in good-quality food and water bowls, and make sure that the bowl sizes are suitable.

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