There is not much that excites me more than a new puppy. It has been seven years since Bentley was a bouncing boy stepping on his own ears and four years since Pierre came into our lives. Never fear though, I am now the proud Grandmother of two new little four-legged bundles of joy. Paisley is my son’s six-month old chocolate Labrador Retriever. Our newest addition is Pierre’s baby sister Clementine. She is only eight-weeks-old and is a German Shepherd/Husky mix. As the “Gramma” it is my duty to not only spoil them, but to answer emergency questions like “Why does she bite my feet?” and “How do I get her to love the kennel?” These are important things to know when you bring home a squirming curious pup. After all, you only get one chance to get their first year right! Thankfully, Purina® has provided a great new website to find these answers. The best part is that it is free and very user-friendly.
|This is her puppy picture but now at six months, Paisley is now at 75% of her adult body weight.|
Purina Puppy Chow® has always been synonymous with happy puppies and they are now introducing Puppyhood.com. I was given early access to the site for the purpose of this post, but it will be available for everyone later this month. There are so many awesome features to explore and I had a blast discovering each of them. You can take a virtual dog walk through three different areas and find “Hot Spots” with tips on puppy training, puppy nutrition, and puppy grooming. You can also find hidden bones. It is so much fun!
|Little Clementine has a lot of growing and learning ahead of her.|
Once registered for Puppyhood, you immediately have access to a milestone tracker, expert advice, and puppy perks. You can download a checklist of puppy accessories and supplies that you will need. Haven’t decided on a puppy yet? They can help with that too. There is Puppy Planning tab with a breed selector and a link to your local Petfinder for rescue and adoption. You can also enjoy their name generator to find the perfect fit for your newest family member.
Let Puppyhood.com serve as your one-stop shop to help you survive and thrive during that all-important first year. Remember one of the keys to raising a healthy pup is providing complete and balanced nutrition. Purina Puppy Chow offers a unique blend with high-quality protein, plus DHA and essential nutrients that are found in mother’s milk. They are concerned about your new puppy’s health and care. That’s why they are offering puppy advice and information at your fingertips.
Follow Purina on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Be sure to tell them Barking from the Bayou sent you. Don’t forget to join Puppyhood.com later this month. You’ll thank me for it.
One more thing before you go, get a laugh with this hilarious YouTube video. If you have ever had a new puppy, you can relate!