Puppy Care – The First Few Weeks

Puppy care involves a lot of different things that have to be taken care of from the time you get your puppy home until they are older and able to take care of themselves on their own. Puppy care is very different than taking care of an adult dog. Your puppy doesn’t need constant exercise, special feeding, constant grooming, or any of the things that an adult dog needs.


Crate training is one of the most important things to learn when it comes to puppy care. A puppy cannot be forced to go to bed, but they can be forced to stay in one place while you are at work, so putting them in a crate makes for much easier housebreaking. Puppies also need to learn how to leash properly and should never be left unattended for any reason, even if you are out of town. Placing the puppy in a GPS tracker makes it harder for him to run off, because the puppy will know exactly where he is and won’t stray far from home.

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Veterinary care is very expensive and it would be nice if we didn’t have to keep going to the vet for our puppies’ first visits, but it’s just a reality of life. On your puppy’s first visit to the vet, he may get a doggy cough and be prescribed Doxycycline or Canine Interferensis, which is a medication to alleviate the symptoms. A variety of dog worming products are available in the market which helps in maintaining the health of your loyal friend. There are also antihistamines available if your puppy has an allergy to fleas and other parasites.

After the first visit, the vet will probably do an exam to see if there are any health problems that can be corrected through preventative puppy care. For example, if your puppy gets an ear infection, you’ll want to have him de-wormed as soon as possible. Ear mites in dogs are often not serious, but they can cause extreme discomfort and pain. Puppies who spend a lot of time outdoors are more prone to fleas. Make sure you and your pet get the monthly de-worming recommended by the vet.

It’s also very important that you and your new puppy stay separated from one another at all times. You must make sure the puppy has his own space and that he feels comfortable. You should try to keep his sleeping area clean, so he has an uncluttered comfort zone. It is very tempting to feed him while he is in your house, but that is not a good puppy care habit. If you feel he needs some human contact, encourage him to go outside on a leash.

It is never too early to start puppy care for your new puppy. He too may get lost in the neighborhood pipsqueak jungle. You can never tell when he might be hit by a car or have an accident on the street. Dogs, like humans, are liable to get sick at any age. A little puppy care goes a long way in protecting your new dog and making him happy. If you take puppy care seriously, your puppy will be around for many happy years.

Clement Jansen

Clement Jansen