As your puppy grows into an adolescent, this can be a time when puppy care can become challenging. You have more puppy care to do. You need to keep up with all of those needs.
This is not something that should be put off because it seems like a lot of work, or because you think you have the time. Again, you are setting yourself up for failure. There are a number of important things to do to ensure puppy care, avoiding puppies’ diseases, parasites, fleas, and other pests; including everything that involves your pet’s health.
If your puppy has just been spayed, be prepared. The first visit to the veterinarian will be for a deworming. This is required no less than three weeks prior to the first visit to the veterinarian for a booster shot. That first visit will be for a reformer, as well as for a topical treatment, plus an immunization. It is important to take this step very seriously, as parasitic worm infections are very treatable.
The next puppy care you need to do involves spaying. Be sure to schedule this puppy care appointment as soon as your puppy has been spayed (unless you opted for a non-spay/non-neutered puppy care plan), so that your dogs’ reproductive cycle will be on track. Spaying, along with the above-mentioned vaccinations, will make sure that your dog and its litter are free of any potential parasites. If you have unaltered the sex of your puppy while in your puppy class, be sure to schedule another visit for your dogs to be checked for parasites.
Another one of the basic puppy care you should provide for any dog you buy is regular flea and tick protection, as well as heart worm testing. Fleas can carry many different types of diseases, including flea-related ones like tapeworms, that may cause your dogs to lose weight and become weak. Ticks carry very dangerous parasites, including the dreaded flea-borne disease, lice, that can cause serious problems for your dogs. Heartworm disease is also a problem, especially with adult dogs.
Finally, canine diarrhea is one of the most common problems of unaltered pets. It is usually caused by a change of diet, or from using unhealthy canine food. It is very common in older dogs, but can affect puppies as well. Some of the things that you can feed your dogs include puppy food, low-cost commercial food, or homemade meals. Make sure that your dogs stay healthy by providing them with the proper puppy care.