It is always tempting, when you find a lost puppy , wanting to pick it up and take it home with you. Often puppies are just lying in the streets. This may be because they are strays, or because the mother can not take care of them, or because they simply were not allowed. When an animal is scared and malnourished, will form a lasting bond with the person who saved and to recover his health. A rescued puppy can become the most loyal pet you had, but can also cause problems if you know nothing about the animal.
The most devastating problem of rescuing a puppy is get him home and immediately put you in touch with your dog. If this puppy has not had his vaccination, he could have been lying in the street for sickly. Diseases of the puppies, parvo and distemper are airborne diseases that can quickly move your dog, infect and ultimately kill you. The fact that your dog is vaccinated, does not make it immune to these infections. When you bring a dog into your house, you should leave it in quarantine for 14 days, and watch closely for any signs of disease. At the end of the quarantine period, you must immediately begin your vaccination.
Rescued puppies need worming worms, hookworms and tapeworms immediately after take home. If they have been released into the streets , they have probably eaten anything encountered. Spoiled food given to puppies worms, and most programs start worming the puppies when they are two weeks old, because they were born with worms. You must follow a worming program every two weeks until twelve weeks of age for worms and hookworms. Then follow the advice of your veterinarian to have a program desaparasitación. A puppy can transfer your worms to other animals and humans, so it is best to start with this program while in quarantine.
If you have information about the breed of puppy you rescued, must closely monitor their behavior. Some dogs, as they grow, they can become very aggressive with children or other dogs, no matter what race they are. Some puppies seem very quiet and shy, but when you approach their hands, they will bite. If they show this behavior you can use additional training to correct it, or if their behavior disrupts the entire family , you may want to find a new home. Many professional dog trainers will have access to train and accept yourself, to find a home.
If your puppy rescue is very young and has no teeth, you may need to be bottle fed. Pasteurized milk from the store is too strong for a puppy and give you diarrhea, but formulas and bottles are available for your puppy supply store local pet or feed store. If the puppy has teeth but looks skinny, you can feed him puppy food in chicken broth. The broth will add extra protein to feed and help in the digestion of a new food.
If you have a puppy from a shelter that rescued him, be sure and ask about their deworming and vaccines they have received. The best approach in all cases is to take your new puppy to the vet for a thorough exam you, and help you to make a plan of action for the health and welfare of your pet.