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Discussion in 'Home Help' started by TechJohn, May 27, 2014.

  1. TechJohn

    TechJohn Active Member iHF Veteran WCG Team Member

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    I've recently adopted a puppy about few weeks ago and I'm just looking for advice on what treatments are needed or a guide on puppy care. If anyone has any tips please feel free to post. I've been doing well on taking care of my pup, but I always would love to learn more on health concerns etc.

    His breed: Rat terrier mixed dachshund

    Age: 8 months ( still pup too me! :))

    I've been mixing his food with wet food and dry if that matters

    I've been training him pretty well so far only issue teething on my furniture lol

    Thank you!
     
  2. Lord Chance

    Lord Chance iHelpForum Jester & Door Greeter iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    When you have a puppy aged around 4 to 6 months it is advised that they should be given their puppy shots. This covers many ailments but mainly distemper which is often fatal. Find a good Vet in your area. Someone you can trust. This make it easier to get those yearly rabies vaccinations. Most of all lots of love and playtime. Get the puppy and you a chew toy also. It is easier on the furniture. :D
     
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    TechJohn Active Member iHF Veteran WCG Team Member

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    Thank you for the tips Lord Chance!

    I'll make sure to grab some chewy toys too :)
     
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    Cameldung I Like It Here iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    Hi, also make sure the puppy has heartworm treatment, this can be either tablet each month or injection once a year.
     
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    TechJohn Active Member iHF Veteran WCG Team Member

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    I trust I didnt lead you astray, by assuming that the dreadful heartworm ailment was also applicable to your part of the world, as it here in Aus?

    Any good vet should advise you though, have fun with your new best friend.

    Oh, over here we give young dogs calcium supplements, which aids bone growth, probably not critical with a small dog, but definitely stops em chewing on things they're not supposed to.
     
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    TechJohn Active Member iHF Veteran WCG Team Member

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    Dreaded heartworm is bad here in the US. Rabies shots are done :) its a thing in Florida you have to do. Best thing most of his shots are done from the animal rescue. I'll have to see about the calcium :) maybe give him a big ole ham bone? ;)
     
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    Biggest things to worry about -

    Keep them up to date on shots.

    If the dog gets cut or bitten badly, be sure to take them to the vet. Puppies are highly vulnerable to infections and viruses.

    Feeding your puppy. This is a decent guide on how often to feed and what to feed your puppy as he or she is growing into an adult - http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/feeding.htm
     
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    TechJohn Active Member iHF Veteran WCG Team Member

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    TechJohn Active Member iHF Veteran WCG Team Member

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    Awesome thank you I've been worried about buying treats lately..
     
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    DCiAdmin Always room to learn a bit more Administrator iHF Legend WCG Team Member

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    How is that puppy doing, John? Should be at a very playful stage now :) I've used Kong toys with my dogs over the years. They are tough to beat as they really stand up to being chewed on. And they come in all sizes and durability. I've found the best prices for Kong toys on Amazon.

    Oh yes, and please - share a photo of the pup!
     
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