First Things First
There is so much to know about Beagle puppy care. However, let's begin with the essentials. There are items that you should have in place before your bring a pup home.
Puppy Food -
It is important to the health of your puppy that any food changes are done very slowly. Therefore, you will want to find out exactly which brand of dog food the puppy has been eating. Many Beagle breeders offer samples of puppy food to new owners.
However, most samples last for 1 or 2 days. You will want to have 1 months worth of puppy food in your home that your Beagle is already used to eating. This will ensure that you have enough as you slowly change over to a new food.
The Beagle puppy can quickly develop hypoglycemia. This is a fast and dangerous drop in blood sugar. Without quick treatment, this can be fatal. Any owner of a puppy up to 4 months old should have honey on hand. Upon seeing signs of this, the honey is rubbed into the gums which is one of the fastest methods of delivering high sugar levels into the bloodstream.
This is only to stable a pup as he or she is being brought to the closest animal hospital or veterinarian. Moderate to severe cases often calls for IV solution to stabilize sugar levels.
2 Dog collars, 2 leashes and perhaps a harness -
You would be surprised how easy it is for new owners to misplace the leash or for the collar to slip off of a puppy. Always have a backup.
In addition, many owners find that walking a Beagle is far easier when you use a harness. You'll have better control over your puppy. It's also a safe choice since it distributes pressure over the chest, shoulders and back as opposed to just the neck.