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How to Care for Your Newly Adopted Dog

How to Care for Your Newly Adopted Dog

Dogs are some of the most lovable animals in the world, making them great pets. They can be a lot of work, but they are also incredibly rewarding. This blog looks at how to care for your newly adopted dog, from the first day to keep your dog healthy and happy to giving tips on training your dog. 

Get All the Supplies

Before bringing your newly adopted dog home, make sure you are ready with all the fundamentals to meet their needs. This means making sure you have some basics including Health Extension Food, leash, collar and harness, set and bowls for food and water, grooming items, toys, treats and vitamin supplements. Many suggest having a crate available as well for training and security purposes. And do not forget items needed to clean up after them! 

Puppy Proof Your House

Just before bringing your new puppy home, it is a great idea to puppy-proof your house. Relocate all objects that may break or cause danger to your new family member, so your pup will be safe. Some people prefer to keep potty matts on hand as well, so they get accustomed to using them instead of having accidents on the floor. 

Crate Train Your Dog

Dog crates are a wonderful way to start training your newly adopted dog. They make safe and comfortable spaces for him where he can rest and feel secure during the daytime when you are out of the house. Start crate training your dog gently, remember your dog may find it frightening at first, but with love, praise, and treats you should soon have them feeling right at home in their new space. Health Extension has a vast selection of treats and goodies to meet your pups needs, find your dog’s favorite here.   

House Training

House training a newly adopted dog can be difficult. Start as soon as you take your pup home. Click here to find the products you need to keep your home clean and smelling fresh from Health Extension. When you start training, aggressive, punished based techniques are not the best way to go if you are looking for the best results and to build a special bond with your pet. Being positive and using Health Extension training treats to reward is always a better method, and your dog will love you for it. You can also get the help from a professional trainer for tips and new techniques. 

Provide a Variety of Toys

Having a variety of dog toys available can help your new pet feel more comfortable in their unfamiliar surroundings and it is strongly encouraged by veterinarians for your dog's mental health. You can provide your pup a variety of interactive toys from Health Extensions toy selections. Ropes or toys that squeak can offer an additional opportunity to express positive outlets for their energy, as well as help redirect any chewing behavior away from household objects or furniture items. Health Extension has a wide variety of toys from rope pulls to plush and squeaky toys like the new Snugarooz line  and they make an adorable welcome home gift for your new pup.

Consult Your Vet

It is important to make sure your newly adopted pet is up to date on required vaccinations, if not before bringing him/her home then, as soon as possible after adopting them. If you are adopting an older pet or are unsure of their previous care, there are tests that can be done to help provide your vet with what vaccines they may need. 

Upon adoption, an initial check-up with the vet is important and establishes good pet care practices for future and continued maintenance care. The best thing to do is consult your vet before bringing your pup home and follow responsible, healthy pet care practices. 


When you bring a new dog into your family, it is an exciting time for everyone. If you are a dog lover, you are bound to have questions about what life is going to be like with your new family member. When you adopt a dog, it is important that you have the right information to care for your newly adopted family member. Both you and your new friend will be happier for it.  Find Health Extension products sold in your area by clicking here

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