Puppy 101: What to feed your puppy
The dog food aisles are full of options. What should you choose for your dog? Animal Medical Center on Romany's Dr. Donworth answers your questions about feeding your dog in this installment of Puppy 101. What should I feed my puppy? Feed puppies a high quality dog food, specifically formulated for growing dogs. Avoid table scraps and human food. Do not change the diet suddenly or your dog could develop GI inflammation resulting in vomiting and diarrhea. Avoid raw food diets,
Puppy 101: Exercise matters
Dogs need a lot of exercise, even the little ones! Dr. Donworth answers your questions about walking your dog in this installment of Puppy 101. When should I start taking my puppy on walks? Get them walking well, without pulling, on a leash from day one. Ask us for training ideas at your next appointment. How often should I walk my dog? They need a good long walk every single day, no matter what the weather. The only exception to this is extreme heat in the summer. What are t
Puppy 101: How do I housebreak my puppy?
First in a series of posts about how to care for a new puppy. How do I housebreak my puppy? This always the first question owners have with a new puppy - and for good reason. It is important to do take the right approach the beginning. Do not use puppy training pads or newspapers. While this is easier in the short term, in the long term all it does is teach the pup to urinate and defecate in the house, which is the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve. Crate train