Your new BULLY PITBULL puppy will need cer­tain items from the very start. Some are essen­tial for your bully pup’s well-being, while oth­ers are quite help­ful. Most impor­tant items include a leash and col­lar with iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, food and water bowls, and chew toys. You should also get a nice dog bed and, prefer­ably, a crate or ken­nel. Some if these items can last as your bully pit­bull puppy ages, but bear in mind that most of them will need to be replaced when your puppy grows. Col­lars may be adjustable to a cer­tain point. A ken­nel can be pur­chased in a larger size for the future, but should be blocked off with boxes or other objects to make it the right size for the puppy. Be pre­pared for the expenses asso­ci­ated with amer­i­can bully own­er­ship so you can bud­get accord­ingly.

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Choosing Your Bully Puppy’s Food

Your bully pit­bul puppy’s diet can make all the dif­fer­ence in his future health and well-being. Before you decide on a puppy food, do your research. Talk to your vet, other pet pro­fes­sion­als, and fel­low bully own­ers. Remem­ber that if the food you ini­tially choose does not meet your expec­ta­tions, you can grad­u­ally switch to another food. In today’s dog-friendly world, the choices of diet seem end­less. Some own­ers like to feed pre­mium foods, while many feel that holistic/natural diets are best. How­ever, home­made and raw diets are becom­ing increas­ingly pop­u­lar. While research­ing puppy food, con­sider the qual­ity of ingre­di­ents, inclu­sion of proper nutri­ents, and taste. Basi­cally, the food should be good for your amer­i­can bully puppy and he should like eat­ing it.



Keeping Your Bully Puppy Healthy

Prefer­ably, you will find a vet­eri­nar­ian before you get a puppy. Within a few days of tak­ing your new bully puppy home, you should bring him to your vet for a gen­eral exam. Your vet can help iden­tify any poten­tial heath issues early on, and advise you on car­ing for your amer­i­can bully long-term. This ini­tial visit also opens the doors of com­mu­ni­ca­tion with you and your vet. Over the course of your puppy’s first six months, you will see a lot of your vet. This begins with vac­ci­nes and usu­ally leads to spay or neuter. Typ­i­cally, pup­pies should be spayed or neutered around six months of age. To help keep your bul­lies expenses down, you may con­sider pur­chas­ing pet health insur­ance, which could cover up to 80% of your dog’s health care costs.



Puppy Vaccinations

The puppy vac­ci­na­tion series is one of the most impor­tant aspects of your puppy’s early life. Vac­ci­nat­ing pets has been a con­tro­ver­sial sub­ject for years. Many peo­ple worry that we are over-vac­ci­nat­ing out pets, pos­si­bly putting them at risk for auto-immune issues and vac­cine reac­tions. That’s part of the rea­son many vets are mov­ing towards a three-year pro­to­col (rather than annual) for adult dogs. How­ever, when it comes to pup­pies it’s a dif­fer­ent story. Just like human babies, pup­pies (and kit­tens) need basic immu­niza­tions at the very least. Plus, the vac­cine vis­its allow your vet to exam­ine your puppy every few weeks and mon­i­tor his growth and over­all health. Talk to your vet about the best immu­niza­tion sched­ule for your amer­i­can bully puppy

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