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Hi guys,
Recently we got a new addition to our family a small 1-month-old Labrador Retriever.
There are no pets stores around our area (Queens, NYC) and we have struggle where do we need to buy our little guy stuffs from.
Can you please share where do you buy food from and please be more specific what kind of food do we need to buy?
How often do we need to bring it to the vet?
Do we need to get health insurance for him?
What else?
Thanks a lot for you help
 

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1 month old is VERY young. I'd take him to the vet asap...


I buy from a local pet shop, otherwise there's always Amazon and Chewy.
 

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Hi guys,
Recently we got a new addition to our family a small 1-month-old Labrador Retriever.
There are no pets stores around our area (Queens, NYC) and we have struggle where do we need to buy our little guy stuffs from.
Can you please share where do you buy food from and please be more specific what kind of food do we need to buy?
How often do we need to bring it to the vet?
Do we need to get health insurance for him?
What else?
Thanks a lot for you help

I agree one month is super young, normally puppies should stay with their mums until 8 weeks at least. I would take him to the vet too and check with them what the best food options are.

I buy all pet food online because in my case it’s cheaper than buying at the local store.
 

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Are you sure the puppy is only one month old? Usually they are still nursing off the mother at that age and just starting to eat soft food. I would take the puppy into the Vet and get it checked out and arrange for it's shots. Until then do not take the puppy anywhere there are other dogs unless you are sure they have had their shots and not where other strange dogs have been. The puppy will need to be fed several times a day. Ask at the Pet store what they recommend for puppies that young.
 

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Hi guys,
Recently we got a new addition to our family a small 1-month-old Labrador Retriever.
There are no pets stores around our area (Queens, NYC) and we have struggle where do we need to buy our little guy stuffs from.
Can you please share where do you buy food from and please be more specific what kind of food do we need to buy?
How often do we need to bring it to the vet?
Do we need to get health insurance for him?
What else?
Thanks a lot for you help
The puppy is too young to be away from its mother. It's so important for puppies to get what they need from their mother for at least 6 weeks, but preferably 8 weeks. If there is no option for it to be with its mother you need to check with a vet NOW and get advice for how to care for this puppy.

It's already been said, but I'll say it again, do not take the puppy anywhere that other puppies have been, or put him on the ground where other puppies have been until he is FULLY vaccinated. Which will be another 2 months or so. Puppies can easily catch Parvo and other diseases. Parvo can be deadly. It's not something to take risks with. Read up on it so you know the risks. Don't let your puppy around other dogs until he is cleared by a vet.

If he is going to be over 50 pounds then you need to feed him LARGE BREED PUPPY FOOD. Make sure it's specifically made for large breeds.

Read up on this too.
https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/best-large-breed-puppy-food/

I buy my food from Chewy usually.

Health insurance is a huge benefit if something happens, and eventually something will happen. I believe it's better to be safe now than sorry later. I have Healthy Paws insurance and it saved me over $15,000 in the first year of my puppy's life.

A puppy should see a vet when you first get him. And then after that go by what your vet recommends. Usually yearly visits. Also, don't forget that dogs need dental cleanings yearly. A dog's life can be extended by a year to 5 years (depending on the size of the dog) just from regular dental visits.

Read up on how to be the best dog parent you can be. Make it a goal. It's so important to not let them down!

Best of luck!!
 

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If your puppy is truly one month old it is way way too young to be taken from its mother. Please take everyone’s advice and get him to a vet immediately he will tell you what to do and what the dog will need as far as shots and food.
I have a rescue dog and I have always made his food using fresh meats and vegetables. I make enough for a month and he gets a little more than quarter cup at each meal supplemented by some high-quality kibble. I get the kibble from Amazon because their prices are much better than the pet stores, It’s always fresh and delivered to my door.
 
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