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Things to do after bringing a cute puppy home to prevent an early death!!

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After getting a new cute puppy home, we have fun to cuddle our pets. There are things to do keep the cuddle alive. I have written this article for first-time pet owners.

For the first time dog owners, right knowledge is required to raise a puppy. Sometimes, without the right knowledge, pet parenting may become the worst nightmare. Therefore, here are some points to consider after bringing a puppy home. some of these points are advice based on my experience as a vet and some are feedback from pet owners.



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1.What to feed?


Give a proper starter food to eat for the next few weeks until the dog attains 3 months. This is a time when your puppy is growing very fast. Therefore, a good quality starter food is required to provide ingredients for bones and tooth. How many times to feed?- usually 3 to 4 times is sufficient.

2. Whether to give a bath or not

Certainly not. The puppy’s epithelial or outer layer of skin is devoid of blood supply and depended on blood supply from inner skin. Therefore,  bathing dogs very young will make their skin loose moisture and skin problems and hair shedding may occur. It is advised to use a dry bath shampoo and tissue wipes of various companies. When the puppy is very young, there is a chance to catch a cold easily as the immune system of young puppies is weak.

3. Ticks at so young age!!!

Yes, dogs carry ticks from kennels.Therefore, the best thing is to apply a Propoxur anti-tick powder. This powder should be sprinkled on the body of puppy and don’t forget to comb the hair after powder.

4. De-worm

First, de-worm the dog with some liquid anthelmintics. Dogs may get an infection from their mother. This applies to kittens as well.



5. Visit a veterinarian

I repeat Veterinary doctor and not dog breeder or medicine seller or dog handler. If you stay in Ranchi or nearby bring your pup or kitten to our Pluto Pet Clinic. Vaccinate your dog as per schedule.

6. Never get puppy less than 35 days old.

Never get a puppy less than 35 days, because pups get their nutrition from mothers milk until 35 days old. They build up immunity during this period. This immunity provides protection lifelong. 35 days is ideal weaning age for any cute puppy. Though sometimes it might become essential to adopt a puppy less than 35 days. In those cases raise the puppy on milk replacer diet.  There are many commercially available milk replacer diet.

Points to remember

To sum up here are some points to remember

  • Dogs and kittens take one week to adjust to the new home environment.
  •  In early days of life, these young pets like their human counterparts tend to sleep more.
  • In the first seven days after bringing home a puppy or a kitten, it is advisable to feed a standard starter food to puppy and kitten food to kittens. At this stage never experiment with home food.

To know more you may go through my other articles

Top 10 human food that is poison to your dog

How to know which dog food is best for your dog

Right food for your dog

Your Dog farts! Serve food in Slow bowl

Small animal veterinarian for last 20 years. works in self-owned pet clinic in Ranchi, India called Pluto Pet Clinic. Published several articles on pets and social media in various national and international pet magazines, blogs. Part of many international organisations including Nabuur, Mission Rabies, Asian Society of small animal dermatology, WSAVA.

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Post Author: Dr Suranjan Sircar

Small animal veterinarian for last 20 years. works in self-owned pet clinic in Ranchi, India called Pluto Pet Clinic. Published several articles on pets and social media in various national and international pet magazines, blogs. Part of many international organisations including Nabuur, Mission Rabies, Asian Society of small animal dermatology, WSAVA.

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