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Your Guide To Puppy Care

Choosing to adopt a new puppy into your family is a remarkable experience packed with joy and cherished memories. To prepare for this new adventure, it’s important to understand some puppy care basics. That’s where we come in. Whether you’re a seasoned dog owner looking for a puppy care refresher or new to owning a pet, you will want to prepare for your puppy with these tips. 

Puppy-Proof Your Home

Before your little companion comes home, it’s important to take time to puppy-proof the house. These bundles of love can also be high-energy and mischievous, meaning it’s essential to ensure that they remain safe while also protecting your belongings from sharp puppy teeth. Assess your home from a puppy’s perspective and tuck away any loose cords, fragile items, and chemical toxins or cleaners that might catch their attention. It’s also recommended to create a puppy area that remains closed off using a child-safe latch gate to keep your puppy out of places where they may get into trouble.

Stock-Up On Puppy Supplies

Puppies come with a supply list of essential items that make caring for them much more convenient. Purchase these items ahead of time to avoid falling short once your new companion arrives at home. We recommend stocking up on the following:

  • Puppy-sized collar and leash
  • Identification tag
  • Puppy food
  • Food and water bowls
  • Chew toys
  • Puppy bed and blanket
  • A crate or kennel

Schedule a Visit With Your Veterinarian

It’s crucial to seek out a trusted veterinarian to oversee your puppy’s care. Within days of bringing your puppy home, you should schedule a first-time puppy check-up. This is a general overview of your puppy’s health, where your veterinarian will create a care plan including vaccinations and other essential health measures to help you and your puppy get on a routine veterinary schedule.

For more information about preparing for your new puppy, contact your trusted veterinarian to schedule an appointment today.

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Monday
7:00am - 12:00pm,
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues, & Fri -
7:00am - 6:00pm
Wed & Thurs -
7:00am - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun - Closed