Category Archives: Puppy Care

The Importance of Dog Vaccinations

When a person takes on the decision of owning a dog, they are instantly assuming the role of their pet’s sole provider. This is a role that involves quite a few different responsibilities. Just a few of the important things that must be provided to your pet on a regular basis includes feeding, bathing, exercise, fun, and training. However, this is not all. A dog also looks to their owner to provide them with everything that is needed to obtain and maintain optimum health. This is a […]

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Things to Consider When Selecting Dog Beds

While it may seem like an obvious requirement to some people, there are actually many occasions where dog owners do not think of dog beds as being a necessity. Just like food, warmth, water, and love are essentials that all dogs need, so is a place he can lay his head to rest. As all dog breeds are much different from one dog to the next, the same is also true for the specific type of dog bed that each dog breed will need. Dog Beds for […]

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The Basics of Bathing Your Dog

Part of owning a dog is to be responsible and take care of its bathing needs on a regular basis. Not only is this a step that ensures your pet looks great, but it also helps to ensure that your dog’s health stays in tip top shape as well. Regular bathing for your pet serves as the perfect time to make certain that their ears, teeth, eyes, and nose are all in good health. For best results when bathing your pets, you will want to start this […]

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Things to Consider Before Traveling with Your Dog

Traveling with a pet is a decision that you will want to consider very carefully. While traveling is perfectly safe and tolerated well by some pets, there are others that it should not even be considered. A lot of dogs are calm natured and are not quick to become nervous. Certain dogs and breeds however are well known for their hyper attitudes and their tendency to become nervous at the slightest difference in their environment. Chihuahuas, for instance, are a breed that is well known for their […]

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Steps Required for the Proper Care of Your Pet

Just as there are several different elements of taking care of a child, the very same holds true when you decide to bring a puppy or adult dog into your home. Below you will find several different elements that are involved with properly taking care of a dog as a pet. Find a Veterinarian The most important step a new dog owner will need to take is to find a local veterinarian. This is especially important if they haven’t had any of their vaccinations yet. Not only […]

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Puppy Care Tips

Puppies try to jump at anything and everything during their first year of life. It is worth knowing that this behavior will remain the same when the puppy grows into am adult dog. If you want your dog to keep on jumping on guests, then it is fine to let the puppy jump at you on every occasion. Better way is to reward the puppy and punish for desired behavior. When the puppy is jumping at you, neglect this behavior. Make the puppy sit on the floor […]

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Remembering the Basics for Feeding Your Dog is Important

When you own a dog, proper feeding habits should begin during the stage of puppyhood and last all throughout the life of your pet. The overall condition of your dog’s health is in your hands and it’s just one of the responsibilities of being a good pet owner. It is necessary for puppies and adult dogs alike to get an adequate amount of vitamins and nutrients from the food they are eating. This will help a great deal in making certain they stay healthy enough to fight […]

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Newborn Puppy Care

Taking care of the newborn puppy if you are midwifing the Mom can be quite exciting. Watching a new life come into the world is a miracle in itself. Observe the birth in awe, but be ready to help Mom if she is having trouble. You will need several items when whelping (birth) starts. Have these ready beforehand so you don’t have to leave Mom during the birth. You will need plenty of towels, a heating lamp, scissors, betadine, alcohol, dental floss, paper and pencil, and lots […]

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Common Dental Problems to Watch for in Dogs

While the overall condition of your dog’s health is important to pay attention to, one area that is of particular importance is the condition of their dental health. When you take a minute to think of all the different activities that a dog performs with his teeth, it becomes quite clear why dental check-ups are so important. A dog’s teeth are used for grooming, playing, personal defense, biting, barking, chewing, giving affection to his owners, nipping, and eating. Considering each of these different activities, it is safe […]

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Basic Puppy Care

After you select the puppy of your dreams, you get to take him home without a manual to tell you how to succeed at raising him. The first night is always hard because the puppy will start to miss his Mom and other siblings. He may cry or whine through out the night. One can hardly blame him for his actions. The pup will need a soft, dry, and safe place to sleep. Perhaps throw in a cloth or toy that has his litter mates or Mom’s […]

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