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6 Things to Do With Your Puppy on National Puppy Day

March has officially gone to the dogs: the 23rd is National Puppy Day! If you have a puppy in your household, it’s probably safe to say that there are some pretty adorable moments happening in your home this month. Being a puppy parent is fun, but it’s also a big responsibility! Fido has a lot to learn … and a lot of exploring to do. In this article from All About Animals Veterinary Services, serving the Villa Rica area, a Carrollton, GA vet suggests some ways to celebrate this special day.

Work On Training

Petucation is very important for young dogs! If little Fido hasn’t learned basic obedience commands, like Sit, Stay, and Come, take time to work on this.

Hang Out With Friends

Socialization is very important at this stage in Fido’s life. Pups that haven’t been socialized properly are much more likely to be wary and uneasy about new places and people. You want little Fido to have an open mind, and to be friendly and trusting. The best way to do this is to make sure he gets lots of ear scritches, treats, and toys from a variety of people while he’s young. Your pooch will also benefit from interacting with other dogs. Why not host a dog-friendly barbeque or a puppy playdate? Just choose your pet’s playmates wisely. Fido’s four-legged pals should be polite, friendly, and current on vaccines and parasite control. Avoid aggressive or unruly dogs, as well as intact adult pooches.

Strike A Pose

Fido’s adorable toddler phase will be over before you know it. This is a great time to start a doggy photo diary!

Consult Your Vet

Microchipping and spay/neuter surgery should both be on the agenda in the next few months. If you haven’t made an appointment yet, give your vet a call to talk about scheduling.

Have An Adventure

Little Fido will be very curious about the world. Take your pooch to a park or beach, or bring him  to a pet-friendly café for a treat.

Get That Tail Going!

We normally don’t advocate spoiling dogs, but this is a special holiday. Give Fido a special snack, and perhaps a new toy. A fun play session and some quality cuddle time are also in order.

Please contact us, your Carrollton, GA vet clinic, anytime. We are here to help!

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