Thursday, September 9, 2010

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Taking Care of Puppies

Posted: 08 Sep 2010 09:43 AM PDT

Taking care of puppies  is a full time responsibility! In the beginning, the mother dog will be the primary care giver, but it is essential that she is properly cared for so she can focus on her new puppies. Once the puppies are weaned from their mother, they will be able to leave the litter and begin a new life in a new home. Puppies should be loved and accepted before all else, but it doesn't hurt to learn a few tips for taking care of puppies before bringing one home. Puppies need a lot of attention to avoid accidents and make them feel loved. Bringing a new puppy home may be scary or exciting, or maybe a little of both. It is important to make your new puppy feel comfortable as leaving the comfort of her littermates and mother is an enormous change. Some experts recommend bringing a blanket home with the puppy, something that will retain the scent of her mother and littermates. Puppies should be given their own space where they can sleep or relax. This place should make your ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Taking Care of a New Puppy

Posted: 06 Sep 2010 09:39 AM PDT

Bringing home a new puppy may be one of the most exciting days of your life! Who can resist a round, warm, and cuddly puppy? Before you get swept up in puppy bliss, it is important you are equipped for taking care of a new puppy. Puppies require a lot of attention and patience so they can grow up to be obedient companions. While love is free, puppies will need nutritious food and regular check-ups which do cost money. You may have your heart set on a specific breed, but you should research the breed to ensure the puppy would be a good match for you lifestyle. Taking care of a new puppy can be fun and exciting, but after a week or so they novelty can quickly wear off. Remember that when you bring home a puppy, you are making a commitment to love and care for the puppy for its lifetime. First and foremost, be honest with yourself: Do you have time for a puppy? And, once the puppy grows up, do you have time for a dog? Puppies and dogs will need to go outside to relieve themselves. Will...

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Shots

Posted: 03 Sep 2010 09:36 AM PDT

Puppy shots are an important part of ensuring your puppy grows up healthy and strong. Most veterinarians recommend a series of puppy shots beginning between 5-8 weeks old when maternal antibodies begin to wear off. Vaccines are important because they help to prevent common illnesses, such as distemper and Canine Parvovirus. Most cities and states have laws in effect that require dog owners to have their dogs immunized against several common, but severe viruses that effect dogs. Just like many parents believe it's important to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, most dog-parents feel the same about vaccinating their puppies against serious illnesses. Puppy shots are crucial to your puppy's well-being. The recommended vaccination schedule begins between 5 and 8 weeks of age when the maternal antibodies supplied in the mother's milk begins to wear off. Most vaccines are given as combination vaccines that will protect your puppy against multiple viruses in one s...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Daycare

Posted: 01 Sep 2010 09:32 AM PDT

If you work all day, have a dog, and are tired of coming home to a stressed out pooch, then puppy daycare may be for you. Puppy daycare can help keep your dog occupied and happy while you are at work. There are two main types of doggie daycare: Private, in-home facilities and commercial dog daycare programs. Private facilities are typically smaller than commercial facilities, and may be based out of someone's home. Commercial facilities may offer more services than their smaller counterparts.             The cost of puppy daycare varies greatly, and will depend largely on the services provided, the geographical area, and the amount of time your puppy spends in the program. If you love your dog, but feel that you are not spending enough time with him, then a puppy daycare may be a good way to keep your dog occupied while you are at work. Likewise, if your dog becomes destructive after spending house alone while you are gone, a doggie daycare program may keep both of you ...

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Newborn Puppy Care

Posted: 30 Aug 2010 09:29 AM PDT

 Unless there are special circumstances, like if the litter is separated from the mother, newborn puppy care should be left to the mother dog. If your dog has given birth to a litter of pups, there are still things you can do to help her. Be sure the mother dog has access to food and fresh, clean water. The mother should have adequate shelter and should feel safe with her litter. When the puppies are very young, you should limit handling newborn puppies in the beginning for several reasons.  Newborn puppies are precious, but also vulnerable without their mother to provide for their every need. You should care for the mother dog so she can focus her energy on caring for her new puppies, especially in the first few weeks. As the puppies get older, they will be busy exploring and you may need to help the mother ensure the pups stay safe. Newborn puppy care is important because the puppies are so fragile and delicate. To help the mother, remember that a nursing dog needs more food and...

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How to Take Care of a Puppy

Posted: 27 Aug 2010 09:26 AM PDT

If you are considering adding a puppy to your life, then you should read this article to learn some tips about how to take care of a puppy. The most important thing to remember is that puppies need lots of love and patience. To ensure your new puppy grows properly, be sure to give your puppy nutritious food and schedule regular veterinarian visits for vaccinations and check-ups. Working with your puppy to teach him proper obedience will establish the basis for good behavior as your puppy continues to grow. Plus, training can be fun for both you and your puppy. If you have common sense, then you probably already know how to take care of a puppy. Good care starts with love and patience. Puppies are so cute and cuddly, how can it be hard not to love them unconditionally? How about when your puppy piddles on the floor, or chews on your favorite shoes (again)? Having realistic expectations for your puppy will help you be patient as you and your new puppy get to know each other. While it�...

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Feeding a Puppy

Posted: 25 Aug 2010 09:22 AM PDT

If you want a healthy, happy puppy then you should learn about feeding a puppy properly. Puppies need food that is specially formulated with nutrients their growing bodies need. It is best to establish a feeding schedule with your puppy for a number of reasons. Above all else, it is important to remember that water is essential to growing puppies. How you feed your puppy is not nearly as important as what you feed your puppy. Once a new puppy is weaned from his mother, you are responsible for giving your puppy food that will help him grow and stay healthy. It is recommended that you start off using the same brand your puppy was fed before you brought him home. If you choose to change brands, you should introduce the new brand slowly, over the course of 7-10 days. While there are three types of dog food available, dry kibble, semi-moist, and moist, most experts believe you should only feed your puppy dry kibble. More expensive foods generally contain higher-quality ingredients while ...

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Bathing a Puppy

Posted: 23 Aug 2010 09:19 AM PDT

After a while, the new puppy smell may become a stinky puppy smell, and you will have to start thinking about giving your puppy a bath. There are a few things you should know before bathing a puppy. First, your puppy should be at least eight weeks old, and you should use a shampoo that is formulated for puppies' delicate skin. Secondly, you should ease your puppy into the idea of bath time, as many dogs do not like to stand or sit in the tub. Giving your puppy time to adjust will likely make all future baths much easier. Finally, be sure your puppy is thoroughly rinsed while avoiding getting soap in her eyes and ears. There will likely come a time in every puppy's life when it is time for a bath. While many dogs enjoy playing in the water, bath time is much different and many owners find it difficult bathing a puppy, or grown dog for that matter. Because puppies have such delicate skin, you should not bathe a puppy younger than eight weeks old and should limit baths to once ever...

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Caring for Puppies

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:15 AM PDT

Caring for puppies can take a lot of time and energy, but the bonding between pet and owner during this time is also very rewarding. Newborn puppies are delicate, little creatures and should be primarily cared for by their mothers. Caring for a puppy after it has left its littermates and brought home is a fun and loving time. As your puppy begins to grow, you will need to ensure your puppy is getting proper exercise and nutrition. Puppies should be in the care of their mother until they are fully weaned, or about eight weeks old, depending on the breed. During this time, the best thing you can do is ensure the mother is properly cared for. This means making sure the mother feels safe and protected, is given nutritious food, and has access for fresh, clean water. Once the puppies are weaned from their mother, they can be brought home. The first couple nights at his new home, a new puppy may whimper at night because he misses the comfort of his mother and littermates. You should ma...

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Puppy Care 101

Posted: 18 Aug 2010 05:13 PM PDT

When you bring home a puppy, you are promising to provide a lifetime of love and care in exchange for undying loyalty and companionship. This may sound a bit extreme, but the care you give your new puppy will set the stage for your future relationship. Below are several tips for Puppy Care 101. Puppies are naturally curious, and need to be kept safe. They also grow very quickly, so it's important to feed them nutritious food. Like children, puppies learn through play and require lots of attention. Puppy Care 101 offers some basic tips for general puppy care. Specific breeds may require additional care, such as grooming and training. Puppies are very curious creatures and like to explore their environment; however, they may not know what is safe and what is dangerous. It is your job to keep your puppy safe and healthy. Before bring your new puppy home, you should be sure there are no cords lying around that your puppy may chew or pull on. While exploring, puppies may get stuck behi...

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How to Potty Train a Puppy

Posted: 14 Aug 2010 01:57 PM PDT

You've found the perfect puppy for your family and brought him home.  The next question on every new pet owner's mind is how to potty train a puppy.   Unfortunately, this is a question that often goes unanswered.   One of the most frequent reasons dogs are returned to shelters is because the owners were not successful in their house training efforts and they are tired of the accidents. Don't let this happen to you and your new puppy.  Invest the time to successfully housebreak your puppy.  Here are a few free tips to puppy potty training: Prepare Your Home for Potty Training Your Puppy Step one is to make sure your household environment is conducive to puppy training.  Just as you would when potty training a child, set the stage for success. Restrict your new puppy to a small area of the house. This is a good practice in general as letting your dog roam throughout the house can be overwhelming to him.   It also helps with house training in several respects.  Fi...

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Twitter Tweets about Buzz on Puppy Care as of August 1, 2010

Posted: 01 Aug 2010 02:15 PM PDT

PetPulse: Puppies, Cute Puppy Names, Pictures of Puppies & More: Find cute puppy pictures and videos. Learn how to care for ... 2010-08-01 05:48:25 · Reply · View D0GL0VER: Twitter Tweets about Buzz on Puppy Care as of July 31, 2010 ...: krystysosexy: This little boy eats anything he se... 2010-08-01 05:46:40 · Reply · View exposingthelie3: ?PETA HSUS ASPCA, If U dont have MORAL INTEGRITY to care for animals after PUPPY MILL RAIDS, then what gives u LEGAL right to seize them? 2010-08-01 05:19:13 · Reply · View mishakaz: @AshleyDalle true, but my mom got a puppy knowing that she couldn't take care of it :/ makes it annoying when she tells us to take it out :/ 2010-08-01 05:12:13 · Reply · View ReneaDahms: Puppy Socialization and Social Play Groups coming in August as well as off-lead play zone. Dog Day Care in... 2010-08-01 05:00:12 · Reply · ...

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Twitter Tweets about New Puppy News as of August 1, 2010

Posted: 01 Aug 2010 02:15 PM PDT

DdarPunsakd: @NuupraeJung :: I have heard that you'll buy new puppy? Did you buy it? I need to see him/her!!!! ? 2010-08-01 06:23:41 · Reply · View jackieebbyg: I need a new pet. I want a pug a puppy one . 2010-08-01 06:19:16 · Reply · View GEetv: RT samcowen: First night with our new puppy Yasha and he slept through. Our 3 year old daughter did not...: RT @sa... 2010-08-01 06:18:59 · Reply · View eBC_Pets_NE: New York: Well raise Pomeranian puppy ready for Adoption - $250 (New York) #eBC #Pets 2010-08-01 06:16:06 · Reply · View fullyexplained: Stop Your Puppy From Chewing: One of the most frustrating things about getting a new puppy is their drive to chew.... 2010-08-01 06:15:53 · Reply · View JessBlev: Matt agreed to let me have a new puppy! We are going to adopt a lab mix named Alaska! We met her today and she is freaking adorable!!! 2010-08-01 0...

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