Getting Ready For A Puppy

Getting Ready For A Puppy

Getting a new puppy can be a really exciting time for you and your family. Any new addition to a family can be a fun and exciting time. It can also a bit stressful especially if you have never purchased a puppy before. There are many things that you will need to prepare for before bringing your new friend into the home. Not just mental preparations but physical home preparations as well. It can be kind of stressful especially if you do not know where to begin. Here is a new puppy checklist to help you make sure you are prepared for your new family member.

ID Tag and Collar

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.

Dog Crate

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.

Acepromazine is the most common drug given to your pet as a tranquilizer to keep them calm during times of stress and anxiety. When you are moving him into a new home it could be very stressful for him. It acts a depressant for the central nervous system and can be given to pets to calm them down during long trips in the car or loud sounds such as thunderstorms and fireworks. Whatever your dog may be afraid of acepromazine has the ability to calm them and keep them completely relaxed. When you give this to your pet it can stay in his/her system for up to eight hours. It acts as dopamine in your dog’s brain which blocks receptors in your dog’s brain that cause your dog to become anxious and hyper.

Just like with any drug, there are some pertinent side effects to giving acepromazine to your dog. It can cause seizures, low blood pressure, heart failure, vomiting, constipation and many others.

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