How to Care for a Puppy

How to Care for a Puppy

Puppy Care - Selecting a Puppy to Fit Your Lifestyle

Puppy Care - Selecting a Puppy to Fit Your Lifestyle

Puppy Care - Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Puppy Care - Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Puppy Care - Going to a Veterinarian

Puppy Care - Going to a Veterinarian

Puppy Care - Introducing a Puppy to a New Environment

Puppy Care - Introducing a Puppy to a New Environment

Puppy Care - Surviving Puppy's First Night

Puppy Care - Surviving Puppy's First Night

Puppy Care - Socialization

Puppy Care - Socialization

Puppy Care - Establishing a Daily Routine

Puppy Care - Establishing a Daily Routine

Pick The Right Vet For Your Pet

Pick The Right Vet For Your Pet

Important New Puppy Prep

Important New Puppy Prep

Questions to Ask when Selecting a Veterinarian

Questions to Ask when Selecting a Veterinarian

Selecting a Veterinary Hospital

Selecting a Veterinary Hospital

When to Select a Veterinarian

When to Select a Veterinarian

Veterinary Needs

Veterinary Needs

How to Find a Veterinarian

How to Find a Veterinarian

Puppy Care - Establishing a Daily Routine

Puppy Care - Establishing a Daily Routine

Puppy Care - Socialization

Puppy Care - Socialization

Puppy Care - Surviving Puppy's First Night

Puppy Care - Surviving Puppy's First Night

Puppy Care - Introducing a Puppy to a New Environment

Puppy Care - Introducing a Puppy to a New Environment

Puppy Care - Going to a Veterinarian

Puppy Care - Going to a Veterinarian

Puppy Care - Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Puppy Care - Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Puppy Care - Selecting a Puppy to Fit Your Lifestyle

Puppy Care - Selecting a Puppy to Fit Your Lifestyle

How to Care for a Puppy

How to Care for a Puppy

Check On Pet Dental Health

Check On Pet Dental Health

Find Pet Food For Every Stage Of Life

Find Pet Food For Every Stage Of Life

Special Care Tips For Older Dogs

Special Care Tips For Older Dogs

How To Leave A Pet Home Alone

How To Leave A Pet Home Alone

The Best Pets For Children

The Best Pets For Children

How To Make Dog Food

How To Make Dog Food

Pet Passenger Safety

Pet Passenger Safety

How To Keep Kids & Pets Safe In The Car

How To Keep Kids & Pets Safe In The Car

All About Beagles

All About Beagles

All About Golden Retrievers

All About Golden Retrievers

All About Yorkshire Terriers

All About Yorkshire Terriers

All About Shih Tzus

All About Shih Tzus

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American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

American Animal Hospital Association

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The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. & Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals adhere to the highest-quality standards, which helps ensure the best care for your pet.

How to Care for a Puppy

Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro, American Animal Hospital Association spokesperson, discusses the basics of caring for a new puppy.

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Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro: Hi! I am Dr. Elisa Mazzaferro with the American Animal Hospital Association or AAHA. Today, we're going to talk about how to care for a puppy. First, we're going to talk about, how to select a puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Next, how to prepare your home for that puppy, and how to select a veterinarian? Next, we'll talk about, how to introduce your new puppy into your home environment. Then how to survive the first night at home with your new puppy. We'll talk about how to socialize that puppy with other animals and with people.

Finally, we'll talk about establishing a daily routine with you and your puppy. You might want to consider some tools to have at home to help care for your puppy. Things like, a crate or cage appropriate to the needs and the size of your puppy. That may change as the size of your puppy changes. Some food appropriate to what your puppy's needs are. Bowls, a leash, a collar, some toys and safe things to chew on. So your puppy doesn't chew on your furniture.

Generally, it's a good idea to establish a relationship with a veterinarian beforehand, so you can discuss your pets wellness throughout its life. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm the Director of Emergency Services at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Our hospital is proud, that we've been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association or AAHA.

AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits veterinary hospitals according to over 900 standards of excellence. Now let's talk about caring for your puppy.