Getting a puppy can be such an exciting experience, but it is not to be taken lightly. A cute bundle of fur is a lot of work, and you only get one chance to get it all right. Because of this, Purina Puppy Chow® has developed a new website, Puppyhood.com to help people prepare, and care for their new furry family member!
By joining Puppyhood.com, you will have many helpful tools, puppy advice, learning experiences, member benefits, and coupons to help you and your new pup get off to a good start on your walk through life together.
My mom has had four dogs now, but my big sister Katie was her first puppy. Almost thirteen years ago in Germany, Akira von Eisgebirge, aka, Katie joined the family. It was a spur of the moment decision, with absolutely no planning. One minute Mom had one nine year old dog, and a few hours later she also had a nine week old Kuvasz, no idea about the breed, no puppy supplies, no idea about training, just fifteen pounds of white fur and a starter puppy kit from the breeder. Puppyhood.com would really have been helpful!
One of my favorite features on Puppyhood.com is the breed information where you can learn about purebred vs. mixed breed adoption. Before getting a puppy, research the breed to make sure it is the right fit for the family. The tiny bundle of Kuvasz fur looked so cute, but Mom would soon find out how stubborn the breed is, and how it is best for an experienced dog owner. She wouldn’t trade Katie for the world, but at the time, she may not have been the best choice for a first time puppy parent.
When I joined the family, Mom was better prepared by reading up on my breed and getting supplies in order ahead of time. Despite being prepared, questions always come up and Puppyhood.com can help new pet parents offering a puppy milestone tracker, expert advice, as well as puppy destinations and resources in our community.
Adding a new pup to a family who already has at least one dog can also be a challenge. Puppyhood.com offers some good tips on introducing your new pup to the family so everyone can live in harmony. I had to lay down the rules for Bailie when she moved in with us.
One of the keys to puppy health is providing complete and balanced nutrition from the start. Purina Puppy Chow offers a unique healthy-start blend made with high-quality protein, plus DHA and essential nutrients also found in mothers’ milk.
Purina put out this adorable video of life with a new puppy. We love how it portrays the need for patience and flexibility in your life with a new furry one. Puppies really do turn life up side down for a time!
Puppyhood.com takes you on a virtual dog walk where you will encounter tips on puppy training, grooming, health care, and so much more to make your puppyhood experience the best it can be! It is a website for current and future puppy owners. Before getting a puppy, make sure you have planned ahead, download the puppy checklist, get informed, and you will be able to give your new bundle of fur the best start possible!