- Take your puppy outside to the same spot when it's time to go. Doing this will help your puppy associate that particular location with elimination, so she will make the connection more quickly. You do have to patient, though. Most pups will sniff for 15 or 20 minutes before they eliminate.
Know where to go
Consistency is key when training your pet where to relieve himself. The more often you take your dog outside when he has to go, the sooner he'll learn that he's always supposed to go outside. Once you become familiar with your pet's routine, you'll start recognizing the signs (circling, sniffing at one spot) that he & Read more �
Puppy-proof your home
Get down on your hands and knees and look for anything that could be dangerous for a 2-year-old child and move it to a safe place. Check for electrical cords, plants, cleaning solutions, etc. Put child safety latches on any cabinets containing cleaners or chemicals.
Choose a Vet
If you don't already have a veterinarian, & Read more �
Just like new mothers and fathers baby-proof their homes, you need to puppy-proof yours. Puppies have a lot of energy and, like babies, they're too young to know what they should and shouldn't get into. You need to make your home as safe as possible for your new bundle of joy.
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Do you have another dog? A cat or two? If you do, this makes your new puppy's arrival very stressful. Remember that your puppy has just left its mother, its siblings, and its home, so it's already stressed out and scared.
Avoid a nasty confrontation between your pets and your puppy whenever possible. (You know how hard it is to & Read more �
Pets often consume more calories than their bodies need. Obesity can aggravate respiratory problems, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Just a pound or two may make a difference in a pet's health, so while exercising is vital to a pet's health, watching your pet's diet and weight are just as important.
If you're feeding your puppy a puppy specialty food (such as Authority, Blue Buffalo and Eukanuba), additional supplementation probably isn't necessary.
But, your dog's age, overall health, exercise level, environment and breed can all be factors to consider in whether or not to add supplements. So talk with your vet, who may suggest certain supplements at certain times of the & Read more �
While bringing home a new kitten or cat is exciting, it's very stressful for the animal. Change is traumatic for cats, so you don't want to bring your kitten home when your house is crowded and noisy, or show it off to your friends and family as soon as it arrives. Follow these steps when welcoming a new cat or & Read more �
Not sure what you'll need to prepare for the arrival of your new little friend? To properly care for your new kitten or adult cat, you'll need to have some basic items ready for when kitty comes to stay.
Recommended items for your kitten or cat's health and safety:
Collar is needed for attaching your pet's identification tag. Make sure & Read more �