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Posted on 01-29-2018

What To Do When You Get A New Puppy

Boy with his new puppy

Your family has just expanded by one.  Adding a puppy to your family is a rewarding, but somewhat harrowing experience.  There is much to do to ensure that your new and furriest family member is properly taken care of.

Find a Veterinarian

The first thing that you should do, is find a veterinarian who has the knowledge and passion to guide you in providing the best possible care for your puppy.  Dr. Sarup Mangat at our practice in Hayward will help you to know what health issues you should be aware of, and how you should prepare for them. 

 Your veterinarian is going to recommend is that you should have puppy shots administered.  Puppy shots are vaccinations against diseases which could threaten your pet.  Getting these early on is critical, as puppies have a tendency to put everything in their mouths.  This will help prevent them from contracting such potentially deadly diseases as parvo.  It is also a good idea to consult your veterinarian about micro-chipping your puppy.  In the event they become lost, the microchip will help your puppy find their way home to you.

Neuter or Spay Your Pet

Spaying and neutering your pet is something you should speak with your veterinarian about.  Our veterinarian at Caring Pet Hospital in Hayward highly recommends that all pets be spayed and neutered.  The purpose for this isn't solely to prevent unwanted pregnancy.  Spaying and neutering your pet will help to prevent behavioral issues that could cause problems for you and your family down the road.  You should consult with your veterinarian about when it is appropriate to spay or neuter your pet.  Dogs are social creatures, they need to learn how to behave with other dogs and humans. 

Bring Your Pet To Our Local Veterinarian Today

 For more information on how to properly care for your new puppy please call us today!

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