Read our nutritional tips for your puppy written by our veterinary and nutritional experts -
  1. Puppies love to chew, so before you bring your new puppy home, try to make sure that things like plants or electrical wires are kept well out of his reach. Take the same sort of precautions you'd take with a toddler, for example.
  2. Don’t overpower your puppy by introducing them, to too many people at once. Also, make sure not to introduce all of the other pets in the home at the same time – it can be quite intimidating for a young puppy.

  3. Housetrain your puppy properly as the chore of cleaning up after them is not one that you want to face for very long. No matter when they ‘performs’ in the right place, make sure to reward him and lavish him with praise.

  4. Don’t be tempted to feed him human food, even if it's very high quality human food. He has a completely different set of nutritional and digestive needs, so make sure you feed him specially formulated puppy food.

  5. Start working on obedience from the earliest possible stage. Not alone will YOU be happier, but your puppy will also be happier as he’s taught what the rules of the house are. 

  6. Don’t skimp on exercise. Your puppy needs to get out and about and be allowed to exercise his developing skeleton and muscles.

  7. This is the time to start thinking about bringing a male or female puppy to the vet for a little ‘family planning’. Unwanted puppies are not something you want your growing dog to be responsible for. 

  8. Set aside plenty of time to play with your new puppy, as this is the way that he’ll learn to be part of the social pack that he’s now living with.

Tips for caring for your new puppy