Are you planning to buy a new puppy? Or did you just extended your family with a new furry friend? Then there is much to learn about taking good care of your puppy.
In this article we will share some of the most important information with you. If you want more information or a consult with one of our qualified veterinarians do not hesitate to call us!
Checklist when buying a new puppy
- Check with your local council with regards to registration laws and procedures for dogs.
- Young animals love to chew when they are teething. Keep electrical wires out of reach.
- Chocolate is dangerous. It contains theobromine, a stimulant which is toxic to pets.
- Never give cooked bones as a treat. They can splinter and cause serious internal injury.
- Poisonous plants include: lilies, eucalyptus, spider plants, azalea, ivy, oleander, and plant bulbs.
- If you treat your lawn with chemicals, keep your animals away.
- Puppies grow very fast. Collars and harnesses can be outgrown rapidly, leading to injury.
- Check collars every week.
- Don’t leave plastic bags out. Inquisitive young animals can suffocate.
- Snail baits are poisonous to your pet, even in small amounts, so use only in fenced off areas.
- Household poisons such as ‘Rat Sak’ may be fatal to your pet, so either don’t use them or hide them in an area where the pet can’t get to them.