CARING FOR ORPHANED PUPPIES

March 4, 2016

CARING FOR ORPHANED PUPPIES

 

Orphaned puppies should be taken to a veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian can give you advice on caring for puppies and might be able to provide you with contact information for animal rescue groups.
During the first few weeks of life, puppies have specific needs for nourishment, warmth, socialization, and excretion.
Female puppies should be

FEEDING YOUR NEW PUPPY

March 4, 2016

FEEDING YOUR NEW PUPPY

 

Veterinarians are your best source of information for making informed choices about which brand of food or treats to feed your puppy.
Commercially produced puppy foods must meet AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) nutritional standards.
There are a number of commercial diets specifically for dog breeds of different sizes.
To ensure that your

PUPPY OR ADULT DOG: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

March 4, 2016

PUPPY OR ADULT DOG: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you are looking for a dog, ask your veterinarian about reputable breeders in your area, but don’t forget that shelters, rescue societies, and adoption organizations are also great options.
Consider how much time and patience you can devote to a new pet. Puppies are adorable and entertaining,

SELECTING A NEW PUPPY

March 4, 2016

SELECTING A NEW PUPPY

 

Before choosing a puppy, it’s important to research dog breeds to find one that fits into your lifestyle.
A healthy puppy should be bright and alert, without signs of coughing, sneezing, or lethargy.
A puppy should have good social skills with its littermates and with people of all ages.
Puppies that are loners or show