Puppy Days

May 12th, 2022

Who doesn’t love puppies? They’re just the cutest, petite, and most vulnerable little sausages. All you want to do is cuddle and protect them. Seeing a puppy always makes me smile, which is why I’m so excited! We’re expecting Airedale puppies to arrive soon, right here at Spath Cottage – Vita Canis HQ! We can’t wait for those puppy days.

Did you know there’s a day dedicated to puppies?

It all began in 2006 with Pet and Family lifestyle expert and animal advocate, Colleen Paige. Colleen wanted to raise awareness about puppy adoption from shelters and rescue organizations in the US. She also wanted to raise awareness of the essential role that animals play in our lives. The rise of social media platforms prompted the public to get involved and save millions of unwanted pets. Isn’t that just great?! This national day is now celebrated on the 23rd of March and is recognized in many countries, including the United Kingdom.

A few facts that I learned about puppies when doing research for this blog:

  • Puppies are, on average, born after 63 days of gestation and begin to nurse immediately
  • Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless
  • They don’t open their eyes until they are 9 to 12 days old
  • They start to hear at 3 weeks of age
  • They like when you sing and talk to them
  • Puppies need to chew to develop strong teeth 
  • They spend 15-20 hours a day sleeping and rest feeding
  • In general, puppies become adult dogs between one and two years of age

Are you thinking about getting a puppy? Here are a few things to consider first:

  • Remember, it’s the first step of a lifelong commitment. It’s lots of hard work and responsibility, but also lots of fun!
  • Be prepared for a lot of chewing while their teeth are developing 
  • You’ll need to think about what type of dog is right for your family and your lifestyle
  • Think about if you want to buy or adopt
  • Once you’ve chosen your puppy you’ll need to get everything ready at home

I can’t wait for some puppy kissies very very soon!

Bea xx

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