Have you recently adopted a puppy? Congratulations! You’re definitely in for a special holiday season this year. Watching little Fido enjoy getting his first holiday gifts is bound to be adorable. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a vet suggests some great presents for puppies.
If your canine buddy could write a wish list for Santa Claws, we suspect toys would be at the top of it. Get your puppy lots of fun toys to play with. Make sure to include some chew toys for the little guy.
Used properly, a crate can be a great tool for dogs. Proper training is crucial here, as you want little Fido to think of his crate as a cozy little den, rather than a jail cell. Choose a crate that will fit your furry pal’s expected adult size. Otherwise, he’ll soon outgrow it.
As far as our canine friends are concerned, comfy beds are one of the best things in life. A good bed is a great gift for Man’s Best Friend! Look for something with a removable slipcover that you can just toss in the wash.
Doggy dental care is very important. This is definitely something you want to start while your canine companion is still young! Look for a flavored pet toothpaste and a toothbrush made just for dogs.
Yummy treats will definitely get that cute tail wagging! Store-bought goodies are fine, but you can also make your furry friend some homemade snacks. You’ll find some great recipes online.
Socialization is extremely important for puppies. Exposing your four-legged pal to new places and faces now will help him grow into a friendly, sociable adult. This is very time-sensitive, however, and must be done during puppyhood. Doggy daycare is great for this!
Your furry buddy will accept being groomed much more easily if he gets accustomed to it while he’s still little. Paw balm, brushes, shampoos, and clippers are all great stocking stuffers for puppies. You can also get your pooch some paw wipes.
All of us here at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your local Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding want to wish you and your new pet a wonderful holiday season. We look forward to watching your puppy grow into a happy, healthy adult dog!