That New Christmas Pooch Needs a Knowledgable “Master”

Some Iowans gave puppies as Christmas gifts and it’s important for the animal’s new “master” to know all about the dog’s diet, veterinary care and get signed up for an obedience course as soon as next week. Lisa Karr, a companion animal specialist, says house-training can be difficult but it isn’t an impossible task.

Karr says it will likely take a few months for the pet to adapt to its new surroundings. She has a few tips on making the adjustment easier — for you and for the pooch.

Karr says having a routine feeding schedule for the pet is important.

A recent report found the number of dogs with diabetes has more than tripled in the past 30 years.

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