SOURCE: RoyalCanin


November 10, 2011 11:07 ET

Avoid Holiday Hazards for Puppies

Veterinarian Offers Tips on Easing the Transition and Encouraging Healthy Puppy Development

ST. CHARLES, MO--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - Adopting a new puppy this year? Be sure to plan accordingly.

While a puppy under the tree is a child's dream, it can also be quite an adjustment for puppy and puppy parents. Owners can ease the transition and weather the holiday season with small steps that can lead to healthy development from puppyhood to senior years.

"Simple tips can help puppies adapt to their new homes and keep them happy and healthy," says Dr. Brent Mayabb, veterinarian and Royal Canin manager of education and development. "First, start socializing puppies by introducing them to new people and animals early on. Provide plenty of exercise during the day to encourage more restful nights for both puppies and owners. For success in potty training, develop a routine and use positive reinforcement. See your vet for an exam and preventative care, such as vaccinations. And, give puppies the right nutrition, with foods like Royal Canin's new Starter line, which includes specific growth formulas that help ease a puppy's transition to solid food."

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About Royal Canin USA
Royal Canin USA is a forerunner of nutritional and technological advancement in dog and cat food. With more than 40 years of experience in the animal health and nutrition industry, the company prides itself on putting knowledge and respect for the animal first. Royal Canin collaborates with nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world on impartial and relevant research to ensure dogs and cats receive the best nutrition. For more information, find Royal Canin at or visit

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