8 Important Post-importation Health Tips For Your Puppy Wellness in Nigeria

Puppy wellness refers to the totality of your puppy’s physical, emotional and behavioral health.

Wellness is the hallmark of your puppy’s wellbeing. The wellness tips listed in this blog post will assist you in maintaining your puppy’s overall health. Keeping your puppy healthy is crucial to helping it live a long, happy and pleasant life. If we have recently imported your puppy from South Africa into Nigeria, the information listed below is especially important.

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Puppy wellness refers to the totality of your puppy’s physical, emotional and behavioral health

Post-importation Puppy Wellness Tips

  1. Sleeping Area – Ensure that your puppy’s sleeping area is warm. If your puppy is cold, she will keep you up at night!
  2. Vaccination – Make sure you follow up on your puppy’s vaccination. In most cases, your puppy would have been given one or two shots of inoculation before delivery to you from Pet Lovers Nigeria. It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep your dog’s vaccination up to date. Veterinarians administer distemper vaccination (DHLPP/DHPP) shots at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age. After which, the vaccination becomes annual. This vaccination shot protects your puppy from four different diseases. These diseases are the acronym for the DHPP vaccine, which stands for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus.
  3. Deworming – Remember to deworm your puppy once every two weeks until three months. Afterwards, deworm once monthly up until she is one year old and after that, once every three months.
  4. Food – Feed your puppy good, quality food formulated for puppies with at least 30% protein. Do not feed or give your puppy Eba or any form of table waste, cereal, Pro Nutro, cow’s milk, chocolate, and or calcium supplements.
  5. Eating Times – Puppies need to be fed three times a day. Endeavour not to overfeed your puppy.
  6. Clean Water – Your puppy must have access to clean drinking water at all times.
  7. Changing Food – Note that a change in the brand of food may upset your puppy’s tummy. You may experience this for a day or two. Please keep an eye on your puppy to see if she develops diarrhoea or stops eating. This is especially important if your puppy has just arrived from overseas. A gentle switch to a new dog food brand is recommended. This is done by introducing small portions of the new food mixed with the old food brand. Increase the portion of the new food brand gradually.
  8. Diarrhoea is usually a watery or jelly yellow or greenish stool and may result in your puppy not eating. It may lead to dehydration which you should make attempts to prevent. Consult your vet immediately if symptoms persist.

I hope these puppy wellness tips will provide you with valuable insights into effectively caring for your new addition to your family.

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