TWELVE TIPS FOR YOUR PUPPY’S HEALTH AND SAFETY IN 2021 (PART ONE OF FOUR)

As we ring in the New Year and celebrate what hopefully will be a year of good health and happiness, let’s take a few minutes to go over twelve-monthly recommendations to assure the health and happiness of our fur-legged friends. In this four-part blog series, we will explore different tips, tricks, and ideas to help keep our puppies happy and healthy.

January: Over 55% of Americans ring in the New Year determined to stick to their resolutions. Many are looking to seek better health and are committed to more exercise. Exercise is essential in your health, as is it in your puppy’s health! Consider including your fur-ever friend in your daily exercise routine. A long brisk walk or jog is great for your pup’s mental and physical health. This is also a great opportunity to bond with your pup. Exercising can be fun when you and your best friend do it together.

February: Baby, it’s cold out! You made it through the first 31 days of your New Year’s resolution. By now, you and your puppy are enjoying daily exercise and quality time together. Although your furry friend is well wrapped in his fur coat and may seem fine, extra layers for him while outdoors is very important. Depending on the climate of your region, it is suggested that most dogs wear a single layer coat while outside. For very cold climates, a double-layered fleece style coat is suggested. This will keep your pup warm, happy, and looking forward to exercising time. The stylish jacket also allows for a great photo op of your puppy!

March: It is custom that every spring, we check our smoke detector batteries at home for safety. This is also an excellent time to examine our puppy’s collar and tag and replace and or update them as needed. A quick check to make sure your puppy’s collar is in good condition is important. His collar should fit him well and not show significant signs of wear. His tags should be readable and provide appropriate and up-to-date contact information for you. Any tags on his collar, which are hard to read or have outdated information on them should be replaced immediately.

This is part one of four ways to keep your puppy healthy and safe in 2021.