7 things to consider when buying a new Puppy
So, you’re thinking of buying a puppy! Congratulations!
Welcoming a puppy into your home is one of the most exciting and fun additions you can make to your family, so there’s a lot to look forward to!
At the same time though, you’ll need to think carefully about your puppy’s needs and health. Giving your new furry friend everything he or she needs to thrive is crucial for his or her well-being.
In this blog, we’re going to run through some of the things you’ll need to keep in mind for when you buy your new puppy.
Make sure you’re getting the right puppy for you
When you buy a new puppy, you’ll want to be absolutely sure that they are the right fit for you and your home. You’ll need to think about things like breeds, age, rescue status and size to ensure you can keep them under control and enjoy their company – in other words, do some research before you buy to make sure you’re getting the right dog for you
Check the breeder and their background
Most breeders are trustworthy people who want the best for the puppies and the owners – however, there are some unscrupulous breeders out there who smuggle dogs into the country illegal, or run cruel puppy farms. These breeders often treat the puppies incredibly poorly, and this can often result in health and behavioural issues for the little guys.
Visit the puppy before you buy
The best way to ensure a puppy isn’t smuggled, farmed or treated inhumanely is to visit the pup with its mum. You’ll get a chance to ask the breeder important questions about the litter and you’ll get to see the puppy interact with its parents and siblings. If anything feels off about the experience you have, you can raise your concerns with animal welfare charities like the RSPCA.
Head to the vets
Once you’ve found and bought the puppy you like, a visit to the vets is in order for an initial checkup and the essential vaccinations. It’s also smart to take this opportunity to get the puppy chipped – that way, if the puppy is lost or stolen, it can be easily returned. You can also consult the vet on any advice or concerns you have about raising the puppy too.
Get your home puppy-ready
Often, puppies are like a whirlwind in your home, zooming around, picking up the smells and sights as they go – that’s why It’s important to get your home ready for the new arrival. Food and water bowls are the obvious addition, as is a collar, lead and tag, poo bags and dog toys. You can also grab some puppy pads for that all-important toilet training and of course, some puppy-appropriate dog food.
Choosing a dog bed and blankets
Your new pooch will be a bundle of activity and energy when they first get home, but once that’s all worn off, they’ll need somewhere quiet and private to retreat to to catch their breath and conk out for a snooze. A dog bed with blankets is the perfect inclusion to offer all of that and more, giving a tranquil oasis for your puppy to retreat to for that vital forty winks. Try to pick a dog bed that is comfortable, but also provides privacy with a hood to bring down for the more nervous puppies out there.
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