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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

How to look after your new pet in Gosford!

Bringing home a new puppy has to be one of the most exciting things! From their cute little faces to their charming, Bambi-like walk, there's so much to love about these four-legged treasures. So we all agree they look adorable, but the question is, how do you look after them? Much like a human baby, puppies need a lot of attention and care while young! If you're planning on bringing home your new family member soon and haven't got a clue where to start, we suggest reading these 7 basic tips on how to look after a puppy!

#1 Find a good vet

Like with any animal, it’s important to have a professional vet nearby. It’s recommended that as soon as you get a new puppy, your first stop should be to a qualified practice, so that they can give your new fluff ball a full health check. If you don’t know where to visit, we’ve included some fantastic Gosford vets below!

#2 Be sociable

Dogs are social animals, and puppies are no exception! Be sure to give your new family member lots of love and attention so that they begin to feel comfortable in your company. Once your puppy reaches 2-4 months, it’s also important to introduce them to new dogs! Need more information? Talk to your local Gosford vet!

#3 Get pet insurance

We all know that when things go wrong, puppies can cost an arm and leg. To guarantee you won’t have to fork out extortionate amounts on your pet’s health, it’s of upmost importance you get pet insurance. With so many policy options available, be sure to shop around to find the best insurance for you and your pet!

#4 Buy premium food

It’s important to feed your puppy the correct food so that they grow healthy and strong. You’ll find a selection of brands who focus on puppy food rather than formulas for older dogs, so be sure to check the label before purchasing. Always make sure you leave plentiful amounts of water out for your pup!

#5 Teach and train

Taking your new pet to a puppy school is a great way to introduce them to the outside world, as well as teaching them basic commands. If you don’t know where your local puppy school is, ask your local Gosford vet where they’d recommend.

#6 Make it comfortable

Be sure that you have made a nice comfy area for your new four-legged friend before bringing them home. Investing in a puppy bed (or crate!), along with thick blankets is a great way to ensure your pet stays warm and comfortable during the nights.

#7 Puppy-proof your home

Before bringing your new family member home, be sure to give your house a once over to make it fully puppy proof! This may include removing breakable items from the area you intend to keep them, keeping electrical cords covered and storing away all cleaning products.


Looking for a local Gosford vet? We suggest visiting the locations below!

Green Point Veterinary Hospital

Visit Green Point Veterinary Hospital if you’re searching for a location that offers it all. Located just outside of Gosford, here you can take your puppy for medical checks, immunisations and dental work. They even offer a puppy pre-school for dogs aged 6-16 weeks old. For more information about what Green Point Veterinary Hospital can do for your newest family member, speak to the lovely team today!
Where: 321 Davistown Rd Green Point NSW 2251

Avoca Drive Animal Hospital

Located in Erina, be sure to visit Avoca Drive Animal Hospital with your puppy. Providing Gosford animals with the highest level of care, this welcoming veterinary practice is the ideal spot to have your four-legged friend checked over. Offering a wide range of professional services that include vaccinations, weight management, desexing and much more, your pet will be in the safest of hands if they visit Avoca Drive Animal Hospital.
Where: 11 Avoca Dr Erina NSW 2250

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Have we missed out your favourite Gosford vet? Tell us about them below!

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