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Special Puppy Concerns
Don't treat a puppy as young as 6 to 12 weeks like an adult dog. Treat him the same way you would an infant with patience, constant supervision and a gentle touch. The way you interact with your puppy at this age is critical to his socialization. Use these tips:
* Don't bring home a puppy while you're on vacation. You want to be able to spend a lot of time with him so you can acclimate him to your normal, daily routine.
* Supervise your puppy at all times and interact with him regularly.
* Be alert for signs (sniffing and circling) that he has to go to the bathroom and take him outside immediately.
* A young puppy has no bladder control and will need to urinate immediately after eating, drinking, sleeping or playing. At night, he will need to relieve himself at least every three hours.
* Don't punish an accident. Never push his nose in the waste or scold him. He won't understand, and may learn to go to the bathroom when you're out of sight.
* Praise your puppy every time he goes to the bathroom outside.
* Feed your puppy the food recommended by his/her breeder. Like a baby, he needs nutritious, highly digestible food.
Emergency Vet Services
Animal Emergency Center - 8141 North Oak Trafficway - Kansas City, MO - (816) 455-5430
Mission Med Vet - 5914 Johnson Drive - Mission, KS - (913) 722-5566
Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Clinic (VSEC) - 11950 West 110th Street - Overland Park, KS - (913) 642-9563
Animal Poison Control Center - 1-888-426-4435