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Make Sure Your New Pup Is and Stays Healthy

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Always look for an experienced breeder when you wish to bring a new puppy into your home. The dogs should be bred and raised on spacious farms that you can visit to see firsthand where your prospective puppy lives, and thus make sure there are no obvious health problems.

Siberian Husky breeders typically have their puppies inspected by the AKC (American Kennel Club) and approved by the USDA. When you buy a new pup, check she comes with a health guarantee, a veterinarian record with updated vaccinations and micro-chipping, and a pet medical insurance valid with most veterinary practices in the United States and Canada.

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In case you don’t get pet insurance from the breeder, consider applying for one yourself as the benefits are multifold. The dog insurance covers most veterinary costs associated with pet illness and injury, like diagnostic tests, medications, hospital stays, surgery; however, keep in mind that routine preventive care is not typically covered and premiums can change over the course of your four-legged friend’s life.

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Lifelong coverage can benefit dogs aged 8 weeks up to 14 years old; while medical insurance is important throughout your dog’s lifetime, puppies need it the most. Because of their inborn curiosity, young dogs will eat anything (chocolate, grapes and macadamia nuts are frequent culprits) and this often results in unexpected trips to the veterinarian’s office, but you should be able to keep costs to a minimum as long as you have proper medical insurance for your pet.

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