How to get a healhty puppy?

@GurLee (70)
Malaysia
March 22, 2007 1:25am CST
My friend gave me a puppy as a present yesterday. I was so excited since i haven't had a pet for quiet sometimes. Now the problem is, i'm not sure of the best way to take care of him. What kind of food or vitamin is the best for a puppy under 3 months old? Should he got any injection? How to bath him without having him crying? He acts likes he doesn't like being bathed... Plus he is not so active since last night. Is that a sign of him not feeling very well? or feel lonely? hehe poor little guy. i guess he miss his mom. Any suggestion on how to make him more active or happy?
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
23 Mar 07
Spend heaps of time with him, playing etc.... You must have fresh water at all times. Good quality dog puppy food wet and dry. Vaccinations are due 6-8 weeks, then 12-14 weeks, then 16-18 weeks and a yearly booster each year after that. Worming should be done at 2,4,6,8,10,12 weeks, every month until 6 months after that every 3 months. Heartworm from 8 weeks and then every month. Bathing should not need to be done very often and should not be bathed more than once a fortnight, Dog shampoo and warm water. Dont get water into ears. Training is a good thing too.
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@GurLee (70)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 07
Gee..that was a lot of help... Thanks... Never knew puppy should have so many vaccinations.. Thanks for the info.. :)
• United States
22 Mar 07
For starters, and as soon as you can, get him to a veterinarian. All puppies need a series of immunizations. Your vet can then give you advice and literature on how to best care for your new little friend.
@GurLee (70)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 07
Thanks for the advice.. :)
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Some puppies get a little depressed when they are pulled away from mom and all their siblings......but that usually doesn't last very long.He just needs a little time to adjust. The next thing you should do.....is find a Vet.Your puppy needs to get dewormed,shots and a overall checkup to make sure he's in good health. Puppy training classes are great......most places let your dog start as young as 3 month. Give him lots of toys and love the little guy and he will be just fine.