puppy care

Any Ideas On How To Take Care Of A 1month Puppy With No Mother?

Yesterday my sisters friend called me telling my about her ex bf’s dog that had puppy’s. Unfortunately the mother got into a fight and dies. He had to get rid of them so he gave them to his ex and she sold them. When my family saw him we were instantly attached. He has not yet been name and wont really eat or drink anything. Any ideas?

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How Much Work Is It To Take Care Of A New Puppy/dog?

What do you have to do and how long does it take and how often do you have to do it?

A LOT of work… You have to groom it (brushing, baths, nail clipping, ear care, eye care, teeth brushing every night) You have to change it’s water at least once a day, I do it twice-three times a day. You have to evauluate different foods and spend hours looking through petstores to find the perfect food. You have to bring her to the vet for a checkup every year or so…You have to watch for any infections, fleas, ticks, multiple others too…

You have to pick up poo when ever it goes potty and then there is potty training and obedience…You have to crate train it and help your dog conquer fears of cars, people, weird phobias of glasses, mail boxes…You have to clean up accidents when she goes potty inside and you have to bring her out at night to go potty when it is snowing and 20 degrees out and watch her stare vacantly at you and and the second shhe is inside, she pees on your brand new rug…You have to remember to always be the alpha dog, and sometimes the hardest of all is to remember to scratch behind her ears when you come home because she waws waiting for you the whole day….

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that it won’t be much work…If you don’t have the time, commitment, love, and the money to take care of a dog, get a different pet like a fish or a hamster.

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Am I Ready For A Dog?

I’ve always wanted a dog and my parents have always said no, but this year they’ve said yes, so suddenly, I’m not so sure. I’m 14 (a student) and I have quite a lot of spare time to take care of a dog, but I still need one-two hours a day to study. I’ve done about a years worth of research into the dog breed I want (Japanese Spitz) as well as borrowing library books about dog care/training/health. I’m willing to take full responsibility for the dog (although my parents are a bit skeptical about that), but I do have a history of keeping my word. I’m pretty good with dogs (none of the ones i’ve interacted with have ever tried to bite me) and my neighbour’s cat that visits regularly. The only pets I’ve ever owned are mice (two females) and fish (freshwater) and I’m the one that cleans the tanks and changes their rubbish. I only go on holiday once a year (for a month) and my grandfather (who’s enthusiastic about my canine ownership) is willing to take care of the dog. I’m not planning to move out of the house for at least the next 10 years and I have a younger, teenager sister and a stable financial situation.
So… am I ready for a dog?

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Mini Dachshund Puppy Care?

I am thinking about getting a Mini Dachshund Puppy. How long can I leave it at home for alone? Are they expensive to care for compared to other dogs? (Aside from vaccines etc) I have had big dogs my whole life but the condo I live in will only allow me to have a small dog. Any other tips would be great!

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