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Bringing Home a Puppy - Be Prepared!
So you just loved that sweet little puppy that you found in the pet shop. It will keep you company, and give you kisses, and guard your valuables. But what do you need to care for the lovable little thing and ensure it is happy and healthy?
Basic Needs - All puppies will need a water bowl, a food bowl, and a place to sleep. Some pet owners get automatic feeders and water dispensers for the convenience. For sleeping, there are various sized doggie beds and crates. Many people crate train their dogs for sleeping and while the owner is away from home.
Play Time - Pets need exercise. You should walk your dog once a day if possible. You will need a collar, a leash, and some disposable plastic bags to take with you to clean up any unsightly messes. A good leash to use is the retractable type. Also included in play time are toys, toys, and more toys. A good game of fetch is a great way to get exercise.
Health - All new puppies need to be taken to a good vet. They need shots and heartworm medicine.
Training - A good way to train your dog is to get a good book on the subject. Also needed are small treats that you can keep in a pocket while training. Dogs live for treats!
A puppy can be a lot of fun and will give you a tons of love over time. So be sure to have on hand all the things you'll need for your puppy to be happy healthy, and secure in its surroundings.
Copyright © 2005 Susan Daniel and Debbie Overstreet
About Susan and Debbie: Susan and Debbie are internet marketers. You can review more articles and Web sites on dogs and dog accessories by visiting http://www.adoggiesworld.com
Ears Stand Corrected: Cosmetic Surgery and Pets
Are you irritated by your dog's drooping ears or your kitty's tail which is capable of sweaping off a coffee table in a mere second? Is your puppy being too loud and your Calico scratching a bit too much? In our society,there are so many cosmetic procedures that have the capability of transforming our pets into the best citizens of their kind, into members of other breeds or into denizens of imaginary breeds.Some could even say that these cosmetic surgeries enhance the overall quality of a pet's life while others could possibly state that these procedures are mean-spirited, ego driven and more for the benefit of the pet owners than for the pets well being.
The Story Of My Amazing Dog Shandy
This is the story of my dog called Shandy. He was my favourite pet and he was very lively, lots of fun and very obedient.
Goldfish Feeding Tips
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Cats Make Great Pets If You Understand Them
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Here's a Way To Make Your Dog Love Its Dog Crate!
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Dog Crate Training: The Basics
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Successful Dog Training
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Veterinarians Set Record Straight
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Determining Skin Disorders In The Aquarium
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Your Pets Medicine Chest - Medications To Keep On-Hand
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Goldfish Tips - Choosing The Right One
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The Cat Learned How to Work the WHAT?
When I carried him home, he was this tiny little bundle of fur, approximately three weeks old. He is mostly white, with some mutlicolored stripes, cute beyond belief, but he was being abused and starved at his current home, so I just couldn't leave him there.
Shock Collars: Teaching Your Dog Basic Obedience and Breaking Bad Habits
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Why Should I Adopt A Pet
Over the past couple of years, animal rescues have been gaining popularity and support from all sorts of pet lovers. Basically what rescues do is take in animals and adopt them out to loving homes.
Is Your House Killing Your Dog?
You love your dog. You would do anything for your dog.
A Cat Tale
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How To Recognize A Respiratory Tract Ailment In Your Parrot
A respiratory tract ailment can be fatal to your parrot if left untreated. Find out how to recognize if your parrot is having problem with its breathing.
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