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Little Puppy, Big World—Successful Socialization

A puppy’s innate curiosity is charming, but can be temporary. Puppies go through several fear periods that may damage their confidence, and make them shy or aggressive. Take advantage of their early curiosity to create positive experiences with new things. Each positive encounter will make your puppy a happier and healthier adult. To help you [...]

A Puppy’s Best Shot: Puppy Vaccines

Puppies are adorable. Soft and sweet at first, and then gangly and goofy. We laugh about the “rubbery” nature of many puppies, who seem to bounce back after wild behavior. At WesVet Animal Hospital, we love every puppyhood stage, and want your puppy safe at each stage. We may not be able to keep them [...]

Puppy Preparedness 101

Your new puppy is an exciting addition to your family, and you want to ensure that all their needs are met. The team at WesVet Animal Hospital wants to set you and your puppy up for success by offering a few tips on how to prepare for their first year. #1: Puppy proof your home [...]

5 Steps to Smoothly Introduce a New Dog to Your Family

Introducing a new dog to your family can sometimes be a bumpy road, but with proper planning, patience, and plenty of rewards, your new and current dogs will become fast friends. To ensure the introduction goes smoothly, our WesVet Animal Hospital team has developed a few essential steps for welcoming a new dog.  Step 1: [...]

Hidden Hazards: How to Puppy-Proof Your Home

Before you bring home your new puppy, look at your house through a dog’s eyes. If you’ve ever had a baby, puppy-proofing is similar to baby-proofing your home. Objects that may look uninteresting to you may enthrall your new furry pal, and if they aren’t nailed down, they likely will end up in your pup’s [...]

Choosing the Perfect Dog for Your Family

Deciding to adopt a new dog is a big step for your family. So, what breed will they be? A fun-loving Lab? A lap-dwelling shih tzu? A trusty beagle? Before falling in love with the first fluff ball to cover your face in puppy kisses, do your research to determine the breed that will be [...]

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