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Finally you are ready to have a friend or family pet. You have made a decision whether you want a dog or cat,male or female, breed or mix. Now you’re looking for a suitable animal. Do you know what to look out for in a healthy pet? What kind of lifestyle suits you.
The final decision is in your heart but we can provide advice as a guideline on the health and behavior of choosing a puppy.
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Choosing a Puppy
Age and innate
The best age for puppies is about eight weeks. They have started to become independent but still impressive. It’s also the best time to build affectionate relationships and train her puppies. The young pup learns his behavior and how they relate to others from his friend and the reaction from his mother. Puppies that are too aggressive will become aggressive in adulthood. A solitary, less active puppy may still be a coward until adulthood. Although the care, feeding and socialization of pets after purchase is essential, you can determine many of their behaviors at eight weeks of age. Choose a puppy that loves to play, is eager to get attention and reacts positively to affection.
Check the condition of the puppy. Is the nose cold and wet, or is there any sign of nasal discharge? Gums are supposed to be bright dice, a pale color can mean anemia or having worming problems. His teeth are clean and orderly? If the upper and lower teeth are undershot or overshot, this problem cannot be fixed by itself. The eyes should be bright and clear and see firsthand. White dots or visible lines on the surface of the eye also mean problematic. Check for the absence of red or swollen third eyelids or eyelids that roll in or out. Earholes should be clean and odor-free. Nested, head-resting or soft earwax can indicate ear lice or infections.
Feel his stomach. Swelling of the abdomen can indicate incorrect food or possibly the proliferation of worms. A protrusion on the navel or groin can mean a hernia. Is his heart rate strong and regular? The genitals should be clean and free from irritation that signifies worming, diarrhea or digestive problems. The testicles on male dogs should be clearly visible. The fur should be soft, clean and not tangled. Swelling, hives or feces in the fur can indicate fleas or parasites.
Bones and muscles
Finally, check the bone structure. Are his legs straight and well formed? Are fingers well formed? Is the run good without a limp? Be careful of dogs that are thin or too fat. The most desirable is a dog that looks like it is right by age and weight.
Information from breeders or others
This is the last selection time. Ask about vaccination history, recommended foods and pedigree letters for breed dogs. You’ve taken the right steps to ensure a healthy start. Congratulations, a healthy, energetic, bright-eyed puppy will be home with you.
Caring for Puppies To Survive
Often we know that our pups are not in good health, we are confused what we first do to give help to this beloved puppy.
A mother understands very well what is best for her children. But if they are sick, then you need to know more than the mother knows. The best way you can do that is to watch them every two to three hours once on the first day, every six hours on the next three days, and once or twice a day on the next three days.
Pay attention to the condition of your puppy’s skin. In healthy dogs, the skin should be pink and the fur is smooth. Their noses should be wet, but their nostrils should remain open. Healthy puppies will cry when they are hungry, cold, or separated from their group. But they will soon be silent when the above conditions can be resolved. This is because they cannot regulate their body temperature.
A healthy puppy will take time to do and sleep. Even if they fall asleep, they will be encouraged to suck or move closer to their mother. Sick puppies will not be encouraged to suck, even if they are brought closer to the mother’s milk putting. They would shake and scream when they were lifted.
If you find your puppy is cold, then you should warm them up slowly. Never dip your puppy’s body in warm water because its fur will stay wet, and it will get colder. Problems will also arise when you use the help of heaters, bottles containing warm water, or other aids. They can burn the puppy’s skin.
The best you can do is place the puppy between your clothes and body, where your puppy’s body will gradually warm up safely and better. Feeding a cold puppy is interesting but never done because the digestive system in cold puppies is really ugly, so any food you give will only last.
Finding a problem and anticipating it is a type of first aid but if it continues, it is necessary to check it out to the Veterinarian. May all your puppies be healthy.