Bringing home a brand new, tiny and wriggling puppy is a really exciting time. It is the start of a new adventure and will be full of many good times to come. But that early time can also feel a little daunting. Just like when you have a baby, there are certain things that you should be doing to make sure that your puppy gets the best start in life possible. You are the one that is responsible for it's health and wellbeing, and it is an undertaking that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Taking the time to give your the puppy the best start will be completely worth it.



Think Beyond Food


Of course, your new puppy is going to need the right kind of food to eat, and have water to drink. It might take a few tries to find the food that is best suited to them, but it will be worth it. You can even make your own. Just don’t get too lazy with their food and end up giving them your scraps. There can be lots of processed things that aren’t good for us, let alone our pets. But other than food and water, your puppy will need lots of care and attention in those first few weeks and months.


See a Vet


If you are not yet registered with a vet, then you need to make sure that you are. One of the first things that you should do is to get them to see a vet. A first examination is a good idea to get a general overview of your puppy’s health. Then you can start looking at the shots or vaccinations that a puppy is going to have. It might even be worth discussing things like getting a flea and tick pill or other health concerns that you might have for your pet. Better to discuss it all now, rather than later.


Play with Your Puppy


Dogs are social and very active creatures. They like to play and run around, so make sure that they have an environment that they can do just that. It is also a great bonding time for the two of you as well. Look to get some toys that they could use perhaps, as well as things to play with or chase when out in the backyard or on a walk. They more they play and are active, the better they will sleep. It will also help their general wellbeing too, and we all want a happy puppy, right?


Learn About Dentistry


Just like us, dogs need to have a good oral health routine in place. Don’t just think that they will be fine. You need to look into it for them. They can get tooth pains just like we can, so it is important to look into the best kind of dental care for your dog. It might be certain foods to avoid or getting them sticks that they can chew on after meals. Your vet will have more information, so it is worth speaking to them first.

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