Bringing home a new puppy can be a fun yet stressful time for any family. Not only do you have to physically prepare for bringing a new puppy into the house but you also have to be aware of many of the health issues that dogs face. Preparing your home for a puppy can be a fairly easy task especially if you have ever had a puppy before. However, it is also very important to keep up with their health as well as what they are consuming. Keep reading to find out some very important tips you need to know before getting a new puppy.
Getting an ID tag for your puppy may very well be the most important task to accomplish when you first get your new pet. You need to make sure that you when you obtain your ID tag that it has your contact information on it so they are able to locate you just in case your puppy becomes lost. Depending on the style of tag and collar that you want for your puppy, you can obtain both of these for between $10-20.
If you plan on being out of the house during the day you are going to want to purchase a crate for your dog. These are typically made from metal wire and have breathable holes throughout the crate. Make sure that it is comfortable for your puppy, as they are probably not going to like it at first. This is a good way to toilet train your puppy but should not be used as a way to punish your dog. Once your dog is toilet trained and well-behaved, you can let them out of the crate during the day.
Sometimes a puppy may become nauseous and vomit when they eat something that they shouldn’t. There are other times when your puppy may vomit and it has nothing to do with what they eaten. If your dog is throwing up yellow foam it is because their stomach is empty and they are throwing up bile. This can be very irritating to a dog and make them extremely sick. The bile is irritating their stomach and making them throw up. If they are throwing up something that is not yellow foam in texture then you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible as it could be a more serious medical issue.
Getting a new puppy is usually a fun time but can sometimes be a struggle. Make sure you take all of the precautions necessary to make sure they have everything they need and are eating a healthy diet. If anything at all concerns you, you should contact your vet immediately.