Bringing home your new puppy
Try to ensure that the whole family can join or at least be at home during the puppy's first days in its new home. It is important that the puppy gets the opportunity to get to know his entire new family.
Take it at your puppy's pace
Give your puppy peace and quiet when it comes home. It's good if they don't have visitors for at least the first week so they have some time to learn who belongs to the new family. Likewise, you should not drag your little puppy with you on a lot of different adventures before it is completely settled and recognises its family.
Let your puppy explore their new home at their own pace. Your puppy is probably a bit shaken up after the trip and is may be wondering where their old family has gone.
Some puppies take it all in their stride, others get a little unsure for a while, but that passes.
What should your puppy eat?
Most likely, you have received recommendations from your breeder about what your puppy should eat and how often. A puppy of eight weeks should eat 3-4 times a day. Meals should be evenly spaced.
When your puppy is 4 months old, you do not need to serve more than three meals per day. At around ten months of age, you can switch to two meals a day.
Every dog should receive at least two meals a day for the rest of its life. Giving the dog only one meal a day is not recommended. Since a dog eats much faster than a human does, it has a harder time absorbing all the nutrients in the food.
Puppy insurance - worth its weight in gold
Now your puppy is home, it's time to think about pet insurance. This is very important, regardless of what breed you have or what you intend to use the dog for.
All dogs can suffer from illness or accidents and veterinary care can be expensive. If an accident were to happen, it could cost a lot of money.
Make sure to take out insurance as soon as possible after you get your puppy home. You can also get insurance ready ahead of time, so you can focus completely on your puppy once it arrives at your home.
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