So, you’ve set your eyes on a poor puppy. You don’t want them to end up in the pet store or, worse, in the home of someone who won’t love them. The longer you look at the pooch’s face, the more you feel bad about them. If you really want to adopt a puppy, then you should. You’ll receive unconditional love, not to mention that you’re giving a chance to a deserving animal. Before you bring the little one home, some arrangements are necessary. Keep on reading to find out what you need to do when welcoming a puppy into your home.
Make sure your family is on board
You’ve made the decision of getting a new puppy without asking the rest of the family. There was no time for consulting with others. This is understandable, but keep in mind that the presence of the dog might upset some of your loved ones. Sit down and have a chat. Make sure that everyone agrees to have the pet around. They don’t have to take care of the little pooch, but they do have to accept them as an integral member of the family. Set clear rules about what is acceptable and what’s not. Will the furry little thing be allowed on the furniture? What happens when everyone is busy and can’t take the puppy to the veterinær Kristiansand? Think of these things ahead of time.
Pet-proof your home
As you know, dogs are curious beings and don’t resist the temptation of examining every corner of the home. Place chemicals and medication on high shelves. The puppy shouldn’t be able to reach them. Other protective measures you can adopt is to keep the toilet lids closed and cover the vents. Your furry little friend will no doubt eat the items in the trash if they smell like food. And they can become sick. Dogs love chewing on everything, so don’t be surprised if you come home to find your favorite pair of shoes destroyed.
Talk to your vet
Even though the puppy may appear to be in tip-top shape, schedule a meeting with the vet. The dyrlege stavanger will look for underlying medical issues. The new family member needs some vaccines too. Puppies require vaccinations at regular intervals up to a certain age. Boosting immunity helps protect against certain viruses. Canine parvovirus is extremely contagious and, more often than not, leads to death. This is why you need to make sure that your puppy has their shots. If you plan to leave the country with your pooch, you’ll need a pet passport. ID tagging is of the essence. A dog or id merking katt will ensure the contact details are recorded and you can easily find the dog if they ever go missing.
You can buy the necessary food and treats at the vet. A puppy should eat 4 times a day to meet their nutritional requirements. Give them food that ensures complete and balanced nutrition. You want to have a happy, healthy pet, don’t you?