Q. My neighbor has givien me a four week old puppy it's mother had died and said she just couldn't care for it. So how would I care for him?
A. Diseases that are preventable with vaccination. The dog also will be dewormed at it's first check up. The puppy will have three sets of vaccinations and they are very important. If you need more info I suggest purchasing a book on puppies. Books are always nice to have for easy assess and good information you can trust.
A. The puppy will need puppy milk that can be purchased at the store. You can also start introducing dog kibble into it's diet. It needs whatever it was eating before but if they haven't introduced dog food buy a high protien good quality dog food from a pet store. Ask an assosicate to help you at the pet store. If the first ingredent listed on the label is corn or chicken by product that is bad. If it says deboned chicken or deboned turkey, deboned lamb, ect, that is good. When you buy the higher quality food your dog will eat less food for energy so the price of the bag will even out with the cheap stuff because you'll buy less. The dog will eat less and not have as many bowel movements. Look for 'puppy' dog food. At around 6 weeks the dog should be off milk. 6-8 week old marker is when the dog needs to see the vet for it's first checkup. Make sure you go to the vet at this time. The puppy cannot go out into to public before this!! Taking it out to stores, public, ect exposes the dog to