Pet Care Tips for Pet Owners Young and Old

5 Ways To Get Ready For Your First Puppy

If you are in the process of looking at Yorkie puppies for sale, there are some things you need to get ready around your home before you go to pick up your new puppy.

#1 Find A Vet

The first thing you need to do is find a vet for your puppy. You are going to want to take your new puppy to the vet right away to get their health checked up on. You are going to need for your puppy to get the first round of their necessary vaccinations. Try to find a vet that you like and could see yourself working with for a while; this is the start of a long relationship.

#2 Get A Kennel

Second, you are going to need a way to transport your puppy from its old home to your new home. The safest way to transport your dog in the car is with a kennel. You are going to want to purchase a small kennel for your dog so that you can safely get your dog home and to the vet.

#3 Purchase Identification

Third, you want to purchase an ID badge for your dog. You don't have to know your puppy's name yet. This ID tag should contain your contact information so that if your puppy gets lost, it can be returned to you easily.

Once you know what your puppy's name is going to be, you can get an updated ID tag, or you can get the other side of the ID bag engraved with the puppy's name on it for a more accurate identification bag.      

#4 Pick Up Puppy Food

You need to pick up some dog food for your puppy. Puppy dog food is different than dog food for adults. You may want to ask and see what type of puppy food your dog was being fed before you picked them up. Your puppy may also enjoy milk or broth, put on their food to make it softer and easier to eat.

#5 Make Your Home Safe

You need to puppy proof your home. Put away all food, especially any chocolates and sweet treats, which can be really harmful to your puppy. Pick up all items off your floor; puppies love to chew on things, so don't leave anything out for your puppy to chew on. If you have any cords, hang them up or tape them up so that your puppy can't chew on them.

Puppies also have to learn to go to the bathroom outside, so you may want to create a specific area for your puppy to play and hang-out. Put down training pads on the floor for the puppy to go to the bathroom on and keep your puppy confined to a small area while they learn to go to the bathroom outside.

Before you pick up your new puppy, make your home safe, pick up some puppy food and a kennel, get an identification badge and find a vet for your puppy. 

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Pet Care Tips for Pet Owners Young and Old

I loved animals when I was growing up, and my first pet was a hamster. I loved waking up in the middle of the night just to watch him run on his wheel! Once I proved to my parents that I could care for him well, they then allowed me to get a dog who I also loved. When I moved out of the house as an adult, I also adopted a cat, a pet rat, and an iguana. I enjoy researching animal care before I adopt new pets and putting what I learn into action. However, one thing I also love is teaching new pet owners how to care for their animals. I decided to create a blog to share my pet care tips with everyone who needs a little extra help learning how to care for their animal companions!


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