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Preventing Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Many would-be owners who work full time put off having a dog. They are worried about separation anxiety and genuinely concerned about leaving a dog alone during the day.  It is a legitimate worry for caring owners.  Dogs are pack animals and feel happiest when they have company.  And separation anxiety is one of the most common behavioural issues owners face.  Nevertheless, every family deserves the wonderf

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Feeding Puppies

Anxiety over feeding puppies is a common issue with new owners.  They seem to stress more over what is the best puppy food than they do for feeding themselves or even their children!  But really, feeding puppies is not rocket science but its still important to get it right for several reasons: During this time in their life they are going through very rapid growth to build their future dog.  So setting a good

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Puppy Adoption Checklist

Puppy Adoption Checklist to Get Geared up for Your New Puppy A smooth start to puppy adoption and your pup’s new life with you begins by being properly prepared!  Start by having the following check-list of useful equipment to on hand before she arrives at your door: Smelly litter blanket:  A blanket with the smells of his litter home will help your puppy settle in with you with less stress.  Get this from

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The Importance of Puppy Socialization

Puppy socialization is the single most important thing to get right to help your puppy become the best dog he can be for you and your family. Its sets the foundation for how he responds to the world and everything in it. And you only get one shot at it! There is no way to go back and have another go later on. Here we will tell you how. Congratulations on the adoption of your new puppy. At Perfect Match Puppy we ar

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Calling Ethical Dog Breeders!

Are you an ethical dog breeder with heart and consider yourself a better breeder than the rest? Here at Perfect Match Puppy our mission is A better life for dogs and their owners, one puppy at a time. This mission recognises that puppies bred with love enhance the quality of life of people, families and communities everywhere.  Puppies bred with love, live long and healthy lives free from significant health o

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Puppy Care and Puppy Health

Puppy care and puppy health recommendations depend a lot on the advice you get from trusted people like the breeder and your vet.  So choosing the right vet is a crucial step in rearing your ideal canine companion.  Like it or not, much of the advice offered by some veterinarians seems more aligned with selling you on medications and procedures than taking the best care of your fur-buddy.  Of course this is only m

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New Puppy Shots Schedule

The old puppy shots schedule – taught to me and other student vets at vet school decades ago – went like this: We need to protect puppies from as young an age as possible.  So let’s give them their first vaccination at six weeks of age.  However, every puppy gets a big dose of protective antibodies in the first suckle (of colostrum) from its mother.  These antibodies wane over time but are still relative

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Are You Ready for a Dog

Sure, you’ve heard it all before… Dogs are a big commitment, dogs deserve forever homes and all the rest of it.  Well without a doubt, yes they are and yes they do!  Puppies are cute and heaps of fun but they grow up to be less cute, less fun adult dogs rather quickly. So before you consider adopting any dog into your life, please think ahead over the next 10 to 15 years and honestly ask yourself these quest

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Before You Adopt a Puppy: Puppy Sale Tips

Thinking to adopt a puppy?  Here’s some simple puppy sale tips to consider before you buy, to help you find the right dog, one that naturally starts as a healthy, well-adjusted puppy. Finding Puppy Sale Sites to Adopt a Puppy From   To find puppy sale websites with listings of available puppies, Google “dogs and puppies for sale”, or check general trading websites. You  could also look on the we

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Rescue Dog

Behind every rescue dog is a failed dog:owner relationship. Where do rescue dogs come from? And who is to blame? It’s a big problem for society and animal welfare in general, distressing and disappointing for the individuals involved, and often means a death sentence for the dogs. Aside from that, it’s also an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others so we don’t have to make them ourselves. Rescue Dog

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