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Playtimes and long periods of rest apart, there’s nothing a puppy loves more than eating. But a growing puppy has specific nutritional needs – one that can not only supply plenty of energy to enable that intense game of ‘fetch’, but can also build and maintain body cells to support digestive, joint and growth needs. At this growth stage, your puppy’s metabolism needs a specific formulation that is quite different from that of an adult dog. Here’s where our specific puppy formulations ensure that your puppy gets the optimum mix of nutrition and energy required.
Good health starts with good hygiene. It is much easier to prevent an infection than to treat one that has already started. Here are some tips for managing common concerns that can lead to long-term health problems if ignored.
CARING FOR YOUR PUPPY’S EARS Include ear care as a part of your regular grooming routine.
CARING FOR YOUR PUPPY’S EYES Your puppy isn’t crying, he just needs a good eye cleaning.
PREVENTING LOSS Consider micro-chipping your dog to keep a tab on his whereabouts.
This may be convenient for the owner, but has nothing to do with the dog’s health.
No, absolutely not! Dogs can digest proteins, but can also assimilate large quantities of fat, unlike humans.
Ideally, a dog will eat the same food from the same dish every day at the same time and place – exactly the opposite of what its owner would enjoy!
To avoid disturbing your puppy’s particularly fragile digestive system, feed your puppy the same food eaten before you brought it home.
Your puppy is probably upset by the change of home and needs some time to adapt before eating normally. Be gentle with your pup, and if the problem persists longer than a few days, talk to your veterinarian.
Normally, during the socialisation period, puppies learn from their mother to bite gently. So when you are playing, you shouldn’t accept this biting, and stop the puppy with a firm “No!”
The simplest way to toilet train your puppy is to make regular visits (and always after a meal) to the place where you would like your pet to use the bathroom, usually the garden or street. Reward enthusiastically when your pet performs.
Gradually get your pet used to being alone and separate from you. Ignore for 30 minutes before you leave and after you return. Rewards can be given in the form of petting as soon as your pet calms down.
To avoid any biting, teach your child not to: disturb the puppy when asleep or eating; look straight into the puppy’s eyes; hold the puppy too hard in his arms; give your pup any food from the table.
Children younger than 10 should not be left alone with the puppy.
If it is just a superficial wound, you can take care of your puppy by disinfecting the wound with a non-alcoholic antiseptic. If it is a deep wound, take your pet to the veterinarian.
Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to wash dogs too often. If it is really necessary, use a special dog shampoo.
Once your pet’s vaccines are up to date, take your dog out regularly for around twenty minutes a day to expend all the pent-up energy.
If it is possible at the place where you go on holiday, take your dog with you: your pet will adore spending time with you and your family.
First, choose a long leash and follow your puppy while walking, without you pulling. Gradually shorten the leash and encourage your puppy to follow you.
Yes, and you must not disturb a sleeping puppy, don’t pick him up any old how, or at any time.
Most dogs love retrieving a thrown object and bringing it back to you.