3 PARAGRAPHS: You are probably reading this if you are thinking about getting a puppy/dog, or if you’re just interested in reading this type of stuff. If you are wondering what to get when you first get a puppy that’s coming to your home, you might want to get these things to prepare you for your dog/puppy. According to Humane Society the things your dog will need in advance are a collar and leash, food and water bowls, food, and, of course, some toys. And don't forget to order an identification tag right away. If you don’t know what type of food you should get your new puppy/dog ready this from thevetstreet.com : Your puppy’s body is growing in critical ways which is why you’ll need to select a food that’s formulated especially for puppies as opposed to adult dogs. Look for a statement from the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) on the packaging to ensure that the food you choose will meet your pup’s nutritional requirements.
Small and medium-sized breeds can make the leap to adult dog food between 9 and 12 months of age. Large breed dogs should stick with puppy kibbles until they reach 2-years-old. Make sure your puppy has fresh and abundant water available at all times.
One of the first things you need to do when you get a dog is to make sure you puppy proof the house. According to barkpost.com To puppy your house and make it safest for the dog’s arrival. Move other chemicals onto high shelves, tape electrical cords to baseboards, and make sure anything that your dog can choke on is stored high enough that they can’t reach it, even on their hind legs.
According to human society Animal shelters take in animals with widely varying backgrounds, some of whom have not been previously vaccinated. Inevitably, despite the best efforts of shelter workers, viruses can be spread and may occasionally go
home with adopted animals. If you already have dogs or cats at home, make sure they are up-to-date on their shots and in good general health before introducing your new pet dog. The worst thing you can do according to barkpost.com is to overwhelm them. Don’t ignore, but balance lots of cuddles and pats with space. If there are small children in the house, remind them to be gentle and slow with the dog at first.
Story by Elsabet Smith