Buying a New Puppy? Find the Right Options
When the agony of choosing the breed of a future pet is over, the most interesting and exciting stage begins the search for a puppy. And it will be worse than buying a gift for an anniversary to the chef or mother-in-law. The dog will have to live with you side by side for 12 years, or even more, and it is important that all this time it was a source of joy and love, and not a constant headache for its owners. Lets know about the New Puppy Checklist.
Where Does It All Start?
It often starts from searching in a website for buying puppies or buying a local newspaper with ads. Sometimes from a trip to the market and from the mass of offers and the abundance of cute faces, you simply fall into a stupor. How can you choose a puppy if one is nicer than the other and everyone looks with such loving eyes.
It’s good if these are just beautiful pictures on Internet resource. But if you have already come to the market or home of the breeder, then only one thing can save you from buying a pet spontaneously is the lack of the required amount in your pocket. And therefore first advice is to go to see puppies for the first time without money. And don’t be shy about it.
How to Choose a Healthy Puppy without Sacrificing Elegance and Beauty?
Not so difficult. The main thing, after all the enthusiasm and affection, is not to forget how to examine the dog and pay attention to:
A healthy two-month-old puppy is active, curious, well-fed, but not fat. His belly doesn’t seem bloated or bulging. Is that after eating it can be a little denser and more. The baby’s movements are free and confident.
Condition of the Skin and Coat:
And then dull, matted hair, dandruff or a rash on the skin, the presence of fleas, itching, scratching, redness wounds, foci of baldness and any incomprehensible spots will become alarm bells.
The puppy’s bite must be in accordance with the breed standard. For most babies, this is a scissor bite. In the Shih Tzu and Pekingese, a slight undershot is possible (the lower incisors cover the upper ones). But in none of the breeds is an obvious overshot tolerance (the lower jaw is clearly shorter; the front teeth do not touch each other). Also, the puppies’ teeth should be even, lined up clearly in a row.
But no matter how carefully you choose a pet, there are things that are difficult to notice for the uninitiated, so in the first 2-3 days after purchase, be sure to show the puppy to the veterinarian even if you bought it in the coolest nursery.