It’s National Puppy Day, which means your urge to get a baby dog of your own is probably stronger than ever.
It’s important to remember that puppies, and all pets, are a commitment. When you bring an animal into your life, you are promising that cutie that you will take care of them forever, far past their puppy years.
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Like any member of the family, puppies require care. To make life a little easier for you and your dog, PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin has rounded up five simple things you need to consider before you bring a puppy into your life.
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With a mixture of preparedness, potty training, love and treats, any animal lover can be a phenomenal puppy parent. Watch Dr. Antin’s advice above and to get your life puppy ready.