Have you just gotten your first Husky puppy? There are many things a first-time owner needs to know about to make sure that your new Husky puppy is happy and healthy.
How To Take Care Of A Husky Puppy?
There are some things that you need to do to make sure that your Husky puppy is healthy and happy.
- Visits to the Vet for vaccines and spay or neuter
- A high-quality diet
- Potty training and Socialization
- Behavioral Training
- Watching for Signs of Illness
- Grooming your Husky
By following these simple steps, you will have your Husky puppy on the right track for a long, happy, and healthy life. This article will provide you all the needed resources when you have a question on how to raise your Husky puppy.
A Visit to the Vet
When you get your Husky, you will want to schedule an appointment for them at your veterinary office. Your vet will examine your Husky puppy and make sure that they are healthy.
They will review what vaccines the breeder may have given your Husky. Most of the time, your vet will check your Husky’s stool for worms and get started on a vaccine schedule. This is a standard schedule that most vets follow for vaccines.
When do I need to get my Husky puppy vaccinated?
- At six weeks: your Husky will receive a Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza vaccine and a Kennel Cough vaccine. The breeder usually does this before you get your Husky puppy.
- At nine weeks: your Husky will receive a booster of their Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza vaccine and a Kennel Cough vaccine.
- At 12 weeks: your Husky will receive a Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza vaccine, a Leptospirosis vaccine, and a Canine Influenza vaccine
- At 15 to 16 weeks: your Husky will receive a Distemper/Parvo/Parainfluenza vaccine, Leptospirosis vaccine, Canine Influenza vaccine, and a Rabies vaccine
- During these vet appointments, your vet may also check a fecal sample to look for worms in your Husky’s stool.
- Many of these worms are very small, but some you can see in their stool without a microscope. If you see any worms in your Husky’s stool, make sure to let your vet know.
They can give your Husky puppy medication to get rid of these nasty worms. Not only will your Husky need vaccines, but they will also need heartworm, flea, and tick prevention.
All these parasites can cause many health problems in your Husky, some of which can be fatal.
When do I need to get my Husky Spayed or Neutered?
Most vets recommend spaying or neutering your Husky puppy around six months old. Some people will wait until their Husky is a little older before spaying and neutering to allow their Husky to mature a little bit more.
If you want your male Husky to have a more masculine look waiting until they are fully mature around 12 to 18 months is best. Your veterinarian can discuss the many pros and cons of spaying your dog around 6-month vs. waiting until they are older.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommended spaying and neutering before your Husky’s first heat cycle.