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New Puppy Transition Tips

Updated: May 16

I'm sure you and your family are over the moon about bringing your puppy home. However, your puppy may be confused as to what is going on. Changing environments and leaving the only home they’ve ever known is stressful for any puppy. It is completely normal if the puppy acts shy, refuses to eat much for the first few days, has diarrhea, or cries the first few nights sleeping alone. Please try not to take it personally if it takes them a few days to warm up to you and the place you've prepared for them to live. To comfort your puppy you can order a snuggle puppy that mimics the warmth and heartbeats of their litter mates and you can give them the blanket (included in your take-home bag) that smells like home.

It is necessary to take your new puppy to the vet for a wellness exam within the first three days to establish care with a vet you trust and keep them on track with vaccines, heartworm, flea & tick prevention and parasite management. I do recommend continuing the deworming schedule every 2 weeks until they reach 12 weeks of age. Please read this blog to familiarize yourself with Parasite Management Protocols, so you can plan & prevent puppy parasite infections.