The USA has the most dogs per country on Earth – over 78 million. Each year, 5 million puppies are born in the USA. That’s a lot of dogs! If you’ve never owned a puppy dog, there are some things you should know. At birth, puppies don’t yet see or hear, or have teeth. And, as little ones, they sleep a lot – typically up to 14 hours a day. Puppies suckle their mommy’s teats for milk to help them grow during the first couple weeks. After about a month, they’re able to eat solid foods.
Between 6-weeks-old and 6-months-old, puppies grow quickly, and they need a lot of food, so owners should be feeding them three times a day. Later on in life, they can eat twice a day.
At 2-months-old, consider getting your puppy spayed or neutered. There are so many animals stuck in shelters due to overpopulation, so that’s a humane reason to have your pet “fixed”.
After they’re three or four-months-old, it’s time to teach puppies that it’s not proper to poop in the house. Indeed, you need to take them outside to do their “business”. Reward them with a treat after they’re successful. It’s good to get them in the habit of going outside to poop on a consistent, regular schedule, such as morning, noon and night.
Taking care of puppies is a lot like taking care of human babies. And if you’re like most people, your pet puppy or dog is literally like your child.
If you want to show your special dog how much you love him or her, HeroDogBox is a way to reward your pet with carefully chosen toys and treats that come in the mail. Just like you’d give your child presents, you can now give your dog monthly presents!