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National Puppy Day

March 15 2017
Did you know that March 23rd is National Puppy Day? Of course, we think puppies should be celebrated every day, but that’s beside the point. There are few things cuter than puppies. Little Fido can certainly melt some hearts with his adorable face, precious doggy kisses, and playful antics. This is a great time to score some extra tail wags! Read on as a local Bowmanville, ON vet lists some great ways to pamper your little ball of fur on his special day.


Toys aren’t just fun for Man’s Best Friend: they’re also great for him. Playing will help little Fido burn off excess energy, so he’ll be calmer and better behaved. Chew toys are also very important for puppies, especially as they are teething. Get some fun toys for your four-legged buddy, and spend some time playing with him every day. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.


Puppy tail wags are one of life’s most precious gifts! Treats are a great way to help your little buddy feel pampered and happy, and to help him bond with you. Just be sure to choose safe, suitable snacks. Plain, cooked meat, chicken, or fish without the skin, bones, or fat is always a good option. Fatty snacks like bacon and sausage are okay on occasion, but you don’t want to go overboard with these treats. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Fun Outing

Exposing little Fido to a variety of places, faces, and experiences while he’s young will help him form an open mind, so he grows up into a friendly, well-behaved dog. Consider hosting a puppy party! Invite some friends with gentle, friendly pooches to play with your canine pal. Just put safety first: make sure your four-legged guests are up to date on their vaccinations and parasite control products.


Little Fido has a lot of growing to do! He also has a lot to learn about the do’s and don’ts of being a good dog. Training is very important! Consider enrolling your furry buddy in puppygarten, which can help streamline the process.

Photo Session

Fido’s adorable toddler phase won’t last long, so be sure to take lots of pictures. Enlist a friend to help get some great shots of you and your canine buddy. Do you have questions about your puppy’s health or car? Contact us, your local Bowmanville, ON animal hospital, today!

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