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How to introduce a new puppy to your family dog

September 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Puppy Care

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Deciding to bring home a new puppy can be exciting, thrilling, and stressful all at once. If you already have another dog (or more) in the home, this introduction of a new family member can be dicey and require extra care and attention on your part. Particularly if you have concerns about your dog based on interactions in the past where your dog may have acted aggressively toward other animals, you should consider how to make the first impression a good one. Here are a few ideas to make the transition of bringing a new puppy home smooth.

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A Neuroscientist Explains Why You Can’t Help But Love Puppies

September 5, 2018 at 10:23 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Puppy Care

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Neuroscientist Shannon Odell loves to study the brain and ask why certain things affect us so much, from alcohol to cuddling. In a recent video, Shannon tackled a question we may all wonder: why do we love puppies so dang much?

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9 questions to ask your vet during the 1st visit with your puppy

March 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Puppy Care

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Congratulations on your new puppy! You're probably enjoying the playtime, snuggles, and getting to know your new pet. As a new pet owner, you're likely wondering what you'll need to do to keep your dog healthy and give her or him a long, healthy life. Your job as a pet parent all starts with taking him or her to the vet—and that first visit a crucial one.

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When do I introduce my new puppy to the veterinarian?

March 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle posted in Puppy Care

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Your big day has arrived, and you're full of excitement. It's time to take home your new puppy! Maybe you're heading home from a breeder, or you've found your furry soulmate at a shelter, but either way, one of your first questions is probably, "When should I introduce my new puppy to a veterinarian?"

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