The holidays are fast approaching and, amid the hustle and bustle, many
people choose to adopt a new puppy into their homes during the holiday season.
If you are the proud pet parent of a brand new puppy, here are some great tips
on how to best take care of your new bundle of joy during the cold-weather
Most puppies do fine in cold weather - many of the long haired large breeds
love to chase snowflakes and romp through winter landscapes. If you are
considering adopting a short haired breed or small puppy, never leave them
outside unattended. Although it is important to watch them vigilantly to make
sure they stay warm, most dogs can still enjoy short stints outside. Remember,
puppies need a lot of attention and care, and for potty training purposes, they
need to be able to relieve themselves every few hours. You can start potty
training your puppy as young as eight weeks of age, and it can take anywhere
from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
If you have opened your home to a puppy this winter and are wondering about
how best to care for your new family member, then watch this video. In it, Dr.
Sarah talks about special considerations for puppies during the cold months and
tips and tricks on how to beat old man winter.