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5 Things New Puppy Owners May Not Know (But Need To)

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  • 25 July 2017
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Bringing a puppy home can be a very exciting experience. But as many new puppy owners discover, it can also turn into an overwhelming experience. It’s hard to fully understand all the potential challenges puppies can present until you experience it for yourself. The good news is for all the unexpected surprises that puppies can bring, they can also fill your home with an incredible amount of love. If you’re planning to bring a puppy home in the near future and want to be as prepared as possible, here are five very important things to know:

1. Attempting to Eat Anything and Everything

When you feed your new pet our puppy formula, you can be confident that it’s going to get all the nutrients needed to grow and be healthy. Just be aware that this won’t deter your puppy from trying to eat everything else it comes across as well. This can include anything from tissues to power cords to bugs.

2. LOTS of Bathroom Trips

It’s no secret that puppies take time to be potty-trained. But many people underestimate just how many trips outside may be necessary to get to that point. Due to their size and limited control, puppies only have a short window of time before they’re going to need a bathroom break. If they don’t make it outside, it’s going to happen wherever they are inside. This also holds true during the night.

3. If It Can Be Reached, It Can Be Chewed

It’s not hard to find stories of puppy owners who come home and find all kinds of belongings chewed up. A big part of this has to do with the fact that puppies are teething. In addition to keeping susceptible items out of your puppy’s reach, providing quality dog treats for chewing is a very good idea.

4. Your Patience Will Be Tested

You’re going to have lots of really good times with your puppy. Just be aware that there will also be times when your patience is tested. When that happens, remind yourself that your puppy doesn’t have any bad intentions. By handling things in stride, you’ll be able to raise your new pet into a well-behaved adult.

5. There is a Way to Manage the Mayhem

Raising a puppy can take a lot of work. The  good news is there are ways to manage all the challenges puppies present. The most effective is to create a consistent routine. While getting on a consistent feeding, sleeping, exercising, and pottying schedule may take some initial work, it will definitely be worth the investment.

For more information on pets or to try one of our nutritious blends, please contact Pet Wants Canton at: (330) 933-2301.