The holiday season is a time for giving, and it’s possible that you received one of the best gifts of all this year: a new puppy! Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for your whole family, and it’s important that you are prepared so that you can all have pleasant experiences with each other. A puppy is a little ball of energy, and it does take some work to make sure that yours learns good manners and proper behavior right from the start. Your veterinarian in Scottsdale will help you make sure that your puppy has all of the necessary shots and is ready for life with you. Read on to learn what else you should have for a new puppy.
Because dogs are den animals, your new puppy will enjoy having a place of his very own. Get a crate that is big enough for your puppy to stretch out in, and turn around all the way. If you’re expecting your puppy to grow a fair amount, you might want to look online for used crates since you’ll be switching to a larger one before too long. Generally speaking, you don’t want to put your puppy in a crate that’s too big, as he might view part of it as an area to relieve himself and the other part as a place to rest. Get some blankets and bedding to make the crate a soft place for your new pal.
Puppies are growing creatures, and need the proper nutrition in order to develop normally. Choose a high-quality puppy food, and ask your veterinarian if they have any recommendations for brands to try. You’ll need a food dish as well as a water dish for your puppy, making sure that he always has access to clean, cool water. Once you start training your puppy, it’s a good idea to have treats on hand so that he is more inclined to do as he is told.
Horizon Animal Hospital in Scottsdale provides comprehensive veterinary care for pets of all ages. Contact us at (480) 800-4559 to make an appointment for your puppy, or if you have questions about your furry friend’s health. Visit our website to learn more about our services.
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