Preparing for a new puppy
Puppy proof your house
- Remove any small, fragile, poisonous or otherwise “forbidden” items such as plants, shoes knickknacks, books, etc. from Puppy’s reach.
- Make sure Puppy can’t reach electrical cords.
- Try providing plenty of safe toys and applying bitter apple furniture cream to wood items to discourage inappropriate chewing.
Get to know your puppy
Set some time aside to get to know the newest member of your family. Schedule a week’s vacation (or at least a long weekend) if possible to be with your puppy when you first bring him/her home. This will help them adjust to their new home and housebreaking routine.
Ask the experts
Make an appointment with one of our veterinarians for an examination and first vaccination for your new puppy. Our veterinarians are an invaluable source of information to help ensure that your puppy live a long and healthy life. It is especially important to follow your veterinarians’ recommendations regarding your puppy’s vaccination schedule, which differs from an adults. Staying on schedule will help your puppy from falling ill from possibly deadly diseases such as parvovirus.
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