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Assisi Animal Health Discusses Four Considerations When Caring for a Young Puppy

Friday, August 12, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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PINEHURST, N.C., Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health created and developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as a PEMF therapy for animals. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in dogs, cats, and horses.

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New puppies are soft and cuddly and require exceptional care.  Assisi Animal Health discusses four important matters to consider when caring for a newborn puppy.

1.  Keep them with their mother. A new puppy should be kept with its mother, at a minimum, for the first four weeks.  When they start to develop teeth the mother sets the time for the start of weaning!!  The first 24 hours of feeding are the most important, where the puppy receives the all-important colostrum from the other's milk, and starts to build his/her own immune system.    Pups are almost always found lying with the mother, and feeding when hungry.   Solid food is not introduced until about four weeks, and then slowly and with a sloppy consistency. 

2.  Give them their own haven. The mother and her puppies need to have a quiet space all their own—complete with clean bedding that is easily and consistently changed to remain dry.  The environment and whelping box need to be kept warm (about 87 degrees) and it is useful to keep a room temperature gauge handy to avoid any chill, which is deadly to pups.   While a mother's body usually provides considerable heat above that of the room temperature, if additional warmth is needed a heating pad designed for dogs is suggested. 

3.  Find a veterinarian. New puppies need to go to the vet for a checkup. It is good to start an early dialog with your vet, letting them know you have a newborn pup.   It is important to set up the pup's deworming schedule (usually starting at 4 weeks and then at consistently scheduled intervals) and agree on a vaccine protocol for your youngster, starting at around 8 weeks of age.   It will be the first of many visits while your pup is in his early growth stage.

4.  Start housebreaking. This should also be high on your list. Establishing a consistent schedule to house-training your puppy. It will not happen overnight. Your puppy should be taken out first thing in the morning (the minute he hears you are up, he will want "out".), right after eating or drinking, when he or she awakens from a nap, during playtime, and right before bed.    Taking the pup to the same spot in your yard, often makes the process easily understood, and leads to quick success

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care® — the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 8668307342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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SOURCE Assisi Animal Health

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