Newborn puppies look very weak, so they need their owners to know how to take care of the puppies. This is the time when the dog needs to be cared for carefully and scientifically. To ensure that the new litter of puppies will grow up healthy and safe, you need to refer to some standard puppy care tips!
How to take care of puppies in the first days?
The first few days of a puppies are very important, it affects the future health of that dog. Taking care of puppies in the early days should always be careful because your dog may have health problems. So, you need to pay attention and follow the instructions below!
Regularly check the health of your puppies.
It is advisable to bring your dog to the veterinarian for a general health check and to hear directly how to care for your puppy. In addition, the doctor will also issue a health record book for the puppy with a phone number to contact in case of an emergency.
Prepare a place for the puppies: Ventilate, warm, have enough light and can sunbathe.
A few notes
Puppies should not be placed in front of fans or air conditioners as this can make them more susceptible to cold.
Avoid leaving the puppies in a high position, near the balcony, window, or stairs that are easy to fall.
Bathing puppies: Do not bathe puppies with cold water. During this time, puppies are very susceptible to pneumonia and can be infected with other infectious diseases. Therefore, when you see that your child has a bad smell, the best way is to use dry powder to bathe the dog.
How to take care of puppies with medical methods?
Just like humans, puppies have an immune system. This immune mechanism is transmitted from the mother dog during pregnancy and partly when the puppy is breastfed.
However, one thing is worth noting: The immunity passed from the mother dog will disappear over time. Therefore, until the puppy is 4 months old, we should vaccinate them every 2-3 weeks.
A few notes
Limit your dog’s access to unvaccinated dogs to avoid infection. Intestinal parasites are very common in puppies. The larvae usually pass through the placenta or breast milk. Stool examination along with treatment methods is necessary. This process takes about 2-4 weeks, until the results of 2 consecutive tests are negative.
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How to take care of puppies with nutrition?
From birth to about 3 weeks old
When the puppy starts to reach the 3rd week of age, start to train the puppy to eat solid food. At this time, you can eat thin porridge and minced pork, give your dog 1-2 small meals a day.
From 1 month to 5 months old
The puppy is 1 month old, you can increase the dog’s diet. At this point, you can add fish, eggs, and vegetables to your dog’s food.
The puppy is 4 months old, you adjust the dog’s diet to eat 4-6 small meals a day. Note that food for puppies from 1 to 4 months old needs to be cooked and diluted like porridge. Avoid letting your dog eat dry food, which is not good for the dog’s stomach and digestive system.
From 6 months old and up
Puppies from 6 months of age and older are cared for like an adult dog. Every day, it is recommended to feed 2-3 meals and the amount of food increases gradually according to the level of body development of the puppy. However, it should be noted that puppies should not eat too much in one meal.
The dog’s diet must be full of nutrients and energy. You need to add Protein, fat, starch, minerals and vitamins in natural dog food.
A small note is that you should not abuse drugs with synthetic foods.
Note: Do not feed the puppy too much: Fish, milk, fat, etc.
Feed your dog 3-4 meals a day, not too full. Utensils for serving dishes… Must be clean, dry and soap free at all times.
When you see the dog has unusual symptoms such as vomiting, vomiting, diarrhea… You must stop feeding and call a veterinarian to examine and consult.