Spring is almost here, and you know that means! Longer days spent lounging around in the sun and watching your puppy bark and sprint through the tall grass exploring this bright new world around him or her. This scenario is especially funny when you’ve brought your puppy outside for the first time and they’ve never experienced being on a long walk. It’ll be like going on an adventure! However, whether or not you are going exploring through a hike or just need to be out walking to your next errand, you’ve got to be mindful of your little canine companion’s needs.
Take Food and Water for Your Puppy
Just like how you’ll need snacks and drinks throughout the day, your dog does too. That’s why it’s so important to bring plenty of food and water along with you as you leave the house. Collapsible dog bowls are handy for both sources of sustenance.
Have Doggy Bags on Hand
It’s inevitable that your young one will have to stop and potty somewhere. Part of them learning proper manners in terms of bathroom habits is to let them know where they can mark their territory and where they shouldn’t. Even so, they’re bound to leave droppings on the ground somewhere when the need arises. Having these bags ready for when the moment comes will ensure that you don’t lose track of what they leave behind.
Make Sure They Don’t Eat Anything Weird
You may have heard someone remark that dogs are like eternal toddlers. They have a fixation with trying to eat almost anything they can fit in their mouths. And chances are good that the something they can put in their mouth comes off the ground and is pretty gross to boot. So, with that in mind, do your best to monitor your puppy and make sure they don’t find and eat anything weird that could make them sick later on.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold areas. Our goal is to educate clients on the needs of their pets and how to understand the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.