Veterinary recommendations

Puppy in the house, what to do

The wonderful moment has come when you brought your little miracle home. What does a baby need?

1. Bowls for food and water.

Preferably on a stand, this allows the puppy to maintain the correct feeding position. The simplest version of the bowl is inexpensive and is perfect for the first time, while the baby is gaining strength and growing.

2. Feed.

This point should be explained to you by the breeder. It is not recommended to change food during the first week of acclimatization in a new home. Then you can gradually change the diet at your discretion. Which food to choose, natural or dry, is everyone's business. There are both supporters and opponents of both sides.

3. Water.

The puppy should always have access to plain water. Pay special attention to this if the dog's diet contains only dry food!

4. Litter or lounger

Be sure to purchase a bedding or lounger for your new family member. He, like everyone else, should have his own place to sleep and rest. In the future, when learning the command: "To the place", the puppy will come exactly there. It is advisable to put the bedding in a place where there are no drafts, because this is one of the most common causes of dog diseases. Also, when choosing, pay attention to the possibility of washing the sunbed.

5. Diapers.

The first time, before you do all the vaccinations, the puppy is not recommended to leave the house and come into contact with things from the street, so for several months he will go to the toilet at home. It is necessary to stock up on diapers or an animal tray. The diapers can be laid out in several places, as the baby, once in another room in an unfamiliar place, will do his business wherever he has to. There are 2 types of diapers: disposable and reusable. The litter box saves a lot of money, but only when the puppy learns to walk to the same place.

6. Toys.

Be sure to buy toys according to the interests of the dog, someone likes balls, someone cannot walk past strings or a soft squeaker in the form of some kind of animal. A large assortment in any large zoo store will allow you to make the right choice. For the first time, while the teeth are changing, the best thing is what is interesting to gnaw.
Many breeders recommend using an aviary while the puppy is small and can chew on or eat something dangerous. This is especially true when no one is at home. The dog will be safe in the enclosure. Don't forget to leave water, toys, and a place to sleep there. This list can be supplemented with such things as: shampoo, trimmer, comb, nail clipper, collar and much more that you can purchase later. Remember! All the most basic, the breeder will help you choose! Don't lose touch with him!

Уход за ушами

Attention should be paid to the ears immediately after purchasing the puppy.

There are several aspects of grooming for different breeds of dogs:

  1. In some breeds of dogs, ears quickly grow hair, such dogs need a haircut.
  2. Breeds in which hair grows in the auricle (eg poodle) need to pull out vegetation. The growing wool becomes saturated with sulfur, clogs the ear canal and the ear becomes inflamed.
  3. Dogs with long hair are shown to scratch their ears. The seeds of plants and grasses get stuck in thick wool and create all conditions for the reproduction of parasites.
  4. For other breeds, once every 2 weeks, wipe their ears with a cotton swab dipped in liquid for cleaning ears.

Ear parasite symptoms:

  1. Various secretions that accumulate in the form of lumps. Usually black or brown.
  2. Smell.

Remember! A healthy dog always has clean ears!

Nail care

Very soon after the puppy arrives in the house, you will need to trim the nails. The procedure for small puppies does not take much time and, moreover, their nails are very soft. The claws are cut with a special claw cutter, which allows you to adjust the length of the cut. You cannot cut too short, as blood may flow and inflammation may begin. Do not use regular scissors, as they crush the claws and dirt or parasites can get into the cracks. If you do not know how to do it right or are afraid to do it yourself, contact any veterinary clinic.