“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”
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“Be kind to all pets and animals because they will be kind back to you.”
Make sure to stock up on high-quality dog food, especially if you’re bringing home a puppy. puppies typically need three to four meals per day. Fresh, clean water should be available at all times also.Make sure to implement a regular grooming schedule and set aside plenty of time for walking. Most experts agree dogs need to be taken out for a walk at least once each day—this is independent of bathroom breaks.
Veterinary care: Every puppy should have their first visit to the veterinarian when they’re around three weeks old. You should expect a physical exam and testing for worms. This is also a good time to have a discussion about vaccinations of your pets. These reproductive surgical procedures can be done as early as eight weeks old.
After a final round of vaccinations around four months of age, you’ll want to take your pup in for an annual check-up. Also make sure to look out for signs of health issues that may require immediate attention. Weight loss, changes in behavior, and lack of energy are all signs something might be wrong.
Puppy Health Care
puppies should be examined as soon as possible by a veterinarian to check for birth defects. Some defects, such as a cleft palate, are not compatible with life. These puppies should be humanely euthanized.
Normal Puppy Development
The umbilical cord normally falls off within two to three days of birth. Infections of the umbilicus are rare in clean, well-managed kennels.Puppies normally twitch and jerk while sleeping. This helps with the development of their nerves and muscles.The puppies crawl well by 7-14 days, walk at 16 days, and have a normal gait at 21 days. They need to be on footing that offers traction. By 4 weeks of age, the puppies follow each other and carry toys in their mouths. They will play-fight with each other and learn how to inhibit their bites. If a puppy bites a littermate too hard, the littermate will yelp and stop playing with him.