Buying a puppy is an exciting time for you and your family, but the key is in the preparation. From puppy proofing to preparing the family, we have everything you need here to get you going with your new little addition.
It’s time to puppy proof your home. Just as you would with small children, you need to consider removing harmful substances and poisonous food to dogs from the lower levels of your home. You could consider getting some child locks on cupboards under the sink with dangerous products that your puppy could get hold of, or baby gates to stop your pup reaching rooms they shouldn’t be. Be sure to tuck away any electrical cables, your puppy is adventurous and wants to explore everywhere, preventing the puppy from chewing cables and getting tangled is important.
Flea and Tick Protection
The excellent news is that Frontline Flea and Tick protection as seen on Wynnstay can be used on puppies from 8 weeks old. This means you’ve got a solid protection against fleas and ticks from a young age so if you get on top of it, this shouldn’t be a big problem for your little pup.
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You actually don’t need a prescription to purchase Frontline which is extremely handy for pet owners, however you must take into account that should your pup have any lesions on the skin or injury, as well as being unwell to avoid use until it’s safe to do so, in this circumstance you would look to contact a vet for some advice.
What Will I Need?
Take the following items into consideration before bringing your puppy home to ensure they have a safe space to relax, sleep, eat and play.
Crate: A crate needs to be big enough for the puppy to move around in at ease, including stretching out and turning around. This creates a safe space for your puppy to retreat if they feel they need some time out.
Puppy Matts / Puppy Pads: Puppy pads are the perfect solution to avoiding accidents as much as possible, although be prepared for accidents to happen, this is very normal!
Dog Food: Choosing the right dog food for your puppy will help them thrive. It could be a good idea to speak to the dog breeder and find out which puppy food they either recommend or have been using so you can continue using a similar food without upsetting your puppy’s tummy.
Dog Beds: Ensuring you have a good, comfortable soft dog bed for your puppy to sleep will make for a happy little one. Having a dog bed that is machine washable is also a huge benefit, this makes it easy for you to clean, as you’ll certainly be doing a lot of that! Wynnstay provides the perfect bedding for your pup complete with a removable mattress as well as ensuring pure clean comfort for your little run around.
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Once your home is fully equipped and puppy proofed you’ve finally created the best environment for your new addition. It’s now time to enjoy your bundle of joy, spoil them rotten and introduce some playtime.