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Puppy Care

The Importance of Puppy Care

Getting a new puppy is exciting and fun, but it also means that you are embarking on a big responsibility since puppies need a lot of care and attention. One of the first things you will want to do as a new pet owner is to find the right veterinarian for you and your puppy.  If you live in Reisterstown or around the surrounding area, TLC for Pets Veterinary Hospital is a great place to find the right puppy care for you and your animal. Puppies grow fast and need to see their vet several times throughout their first few years of life for wellness exams, vaccinations, and possible spay or neuter surgery. Not only do owners need to make sure that puppies see their vet regularly, but they also need to make sure that their puppy is properly trained and socialized to give their new friend the best life possible.

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Training and Nutrition for Your Puppy

Your puppy can't go to the vet every day, so it is up to you the pet owner to make sure that they get the day-to-day care they need. That means selecting a quality puppy food and healthy treats that can help you with training your puppy. Pay attention to how your puppy adjusts to any new foods, and discuss with our team if you think a specialty diet, such as grain-free or limited ingredient, might be necessary. 

You can also enroll your puppy in puppy kindergarten classes or learn specific obedience commands to become easier to handle in home life. A consistent method should be used for housebreaking, and you can seek out advice from your Reisterstown vet if you experience too many difficulties in this process. The longer you have your puppy, the more likely you are to have questions. Be sure to jot these down to ask the next time you bring him or her in for a wellness exam.

Why Puppies Need Wellness Exams 

Like human babies, puppies are vulnerable. Wellness exams provide an opportunity for your vet to make sure that your pet is growing properly for his breed. At TLC for Pets we will check your puppy's vitals and check for common infections, such as ear infections as well as take care of parasite prevention and necessary vaccinations. We can identify any health issues concerning your pet early on before they become serious problems. We will also discuss the importance of spaying or neutering your new puppy and the best way to go about the process.

Keeping Up with Puppy Vaccinations

To assure that your puppy has a strong immune system, puppies must get all the vaccinations they need, especially if they are attending training classes or are exposed to other pets at dog parks or boarding facilities. Puppyhood is when dogs get started on important vaccines such as rabies, parvovirus, distemper, Bordetella, and more. Some vaccines are required by law, and others are recommended by our team depending on the kind of lifestyle you want your dog to lead.

Contact Us at TLC for Pets

If you have recently gotten a puppy in the Reisterstown area, then our team at TLC for Pets is here to provide the quality pet care your puppy needs for a happy and healthy life. We are committed to providing all the essential services you will need for raising your pet. Contact us today at 410-833-1717  to see how we can help you and your puppy live a happy life.