Keeping a New Puppy Healthy

You have a new puppy – what an exciting time! Puppies are great fun to have as pets but they do need lots of special care and attention to make sure they are healthy. Ensure you know exactly what you should be doing to keep your new pet healthy before you take him or her home. Here are some of the most basic things to do:

• Take them for regular walks. This is important for them physically but it is also a good chance for you to bond with them. They will meet other dogs and learn how to behave around them too.
• Get all of their vaccinations. Take them to the vet when they are really young so that you can find out how many immunisations they are going to need.
• Feed them a balanced diet. Puppies need good food in order to give them all the energy they require to grow and learn.