What is everyone’s favorite topic? Puppies! Yes, if you have a new puppy, you’re probably curious as to how to take care of them. It may sound slightly odd that there is a certain age where puppies are able to go outside but, trust us, it’s very important that you take this into consideration. Even though you may be so excited to show everyone your new puppy, their health is more important!
When it comes to purchasing food for your furry best friend, so many of us are guilty of not putting enough research into the kibble or wet food that we’re buying. Dog food can get expensive, especially when you are buying it often, and/or you have multiple dogs.
Have you ever thought of making homemade dog food? Although it sounds like work, homemade dog food can not only be cheaper than the high-quality kibble you’re buying every other week, but much better for your pup!
When it comes to your pup, you probably know them like the back of your hand – what their sleep schedule is, if they’re grumpy in the morning, if they’re a picky eater, etc. But what if there’s a sudden change in their personality, or something seems a little “off” all of a sudden? Is this just a fluke, or is there something wrong with your dog? Most importantly, should you be taking them to the vet?
Just like a human child and human adult have a different metabolism and biology, so too do a puppy and an adult dog. As a general rule of thumb, dogs under one year old are considered puppies. Puppies require a specific blend of nutrients to make sure they grow and develop properly. They are also extremely energetic and require high-calorie and high-protein diets.
By the time your puppy reaches adulthood, they will need to switch their kind of food.
So, you finally got a dog! We here at My Sweet Puppy tip our hats to you for giving a loveable dog a forever home. As a new dog owner, the learning curve can be a bit tough to manage. Even when you’re experienced with dogs, introducing a new one to your home comes with its own unique set of challenges.
One of the most important things to figure out is what your dog will eat.
Compared to many kinds of pets, dogs have an extremely varied diet and can eat many different kinds of foods. Dog are naturally omnivorous and can healthily consume a bunch of meats, fruits, and veggies. But there are a few foods that are particularly good for them and some that are bad.
As far as bad food goes, most people are aware of the usual suspects like grapes and chocolate.
Raising puppies and kids together can make for a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Puppies love kids and kids love puppies. Furthermore, adults love seeing kids and dogs playing happily together. And nearly everyone who grew up with a puppy and spent their childhood growing with a dog remembers the experience fondly.
But, in order for this to work for a family, it’s important for the adults in the home to know how to keep everyone involved happy.
Newborn puppy’s eyes open between 10 and 14 days of age. This, like all of the other developments that occur in the first few weeks of life, is exciting for those who are watching the puppies grow and for the puppies themselves. What can you expect during the first one to eight weeks of puppy development ?
Puppies start their lives dependent on their mothers. They rely on their dog moms to feed them, keep them safe, and even help them expel waste from their body.
Having a new puppy in your home is exciting no matter what the breed. However, they need care as they grow. Puppies will grow to any of the following sizes depending on their breed category:
• Giant – 75-120+ lbs
• Large – 55-85 lbs
• Medium – 35-65 lbs
• Small – 7-35 lbs
• Toy – 2-9 lbs
But to get to that adult stage in a healthy capacity, they need good quality food, lots of love, activity, basic training, toys, socialization, a comfy place to call their own and good, consistent veterinary care.
If you have a yard where your dog can safely leave to get some more space or go to the bathroom, dog doors could be the difference of needing to remember to let the dog in our out every time, and coming home to a pet that is already walked and happy to see you. This guide to dog doors will teach you what to look for, what are the advantages of different pet doors, and how you can incorporate them into your home.