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August Pet of the Month: Rupert

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Rupert is a 17 week old pug puppy. He loves attention and likes to be next to you all day long. His favorite activity is  running around while carrying  toys in his mouth. Despite his small size of 8 pounds he loves a game of fetch with a full size tennis ball. He is always very hungry and gobbles up three full meals a day. At night he likes to snuggle up next to his best human friend Franklin (Amy’s son.)

He is currently working on his crate training. So far, he has not had a single accident in his crate (up to four hours), when we go outside we reward him with a treat upon elimination. He has had a couple accidents in the house but we can usually limit them by going outside every 2-3 hours and taking him out immediately after a meal. He is doing well with his leash training due to his big sister Trina. He likes to walk alongside her during walks which prevents pulling.

Rupert is a Brachycephalic dog which means he has a short snout. This limits his breathing and ability to cool down in hot weather. We keep him in a cool air conditioned home and limit time outside when it is warm out. Sometimes when he plays he needs to take a little rest afterwards. When he sleeps he snores and it is the sweetest little purr/snore noise.

If you would like to meet Rupert he is sometimes here at City Pets Vet hanging out in the treatment room with everyone. He loves coming to work and getting lots of love and attention from all the staff!


 

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