Congratulations on the new addition to your family! It is usually an exciting time for a household bringing home a new puppy dog. But it may also mean the start of a stressful, sleepless time for the family. This stress can be lessened by taking the time to properly prep your home for the new arrival. The key is to do an intensive job of this before you bring puppy home. Naturally there are always things puppy will get into that are trickier to anticipate, but here are some pointers that will stop most accidents in your home.
Dogs and puppies can pass germs, diseases and worms on to people, but it does not occur often. There are certain precautions that you can take to help prevent this from happening. First and foremost, make sure that the dog or puppy you are playing with looks healthy. Do not touch or contact an obviously sick dog. Make sure that your personal dog has regular check ups and is checked for worms by your veterinarian. Look for obvious signs of disease such as spots missing fur on your dog. Hot spots or places that your dog keeps chewing or biting at can be another sign of infection.
Now matter how hard you try to keep your Basset Hound dog healthy, he is still susceptible to some diseases that could hinder his normal activities. The best armor every Basset Hound owner should have is the awareness of what these diseases are and how it can damage their dog’s healthy condition.
The day you get your new puppy from the breeder and bring him home has finally arrived. As exciting as it is for you however, keep in mind that it can be a bit scary for your new puppy to leave the only home he has ever known. Therefore, it is necessary to do some prep work before bringing your puppy home so you can make sure that he feels safe and secure immediately.
Raids on puppy mills are in the news a lot lately. The stories talk about hundreds of dogs being rescued and taken to animal welfare groups for safety. But do you know what happens after that? Here is one dog’s personal story.
How did Charlie, a 2 ½ year-old homeless Pomeranian dog with a broken jaw, sitting on death row in a South Central L.A. animal shelter end-up getting adopted from posh pet shop in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in Los Angeles?