From the day you bring your Rottweiler puppy home until she is completely 100% grown-up, there are many things that would need to be done.
Taking care of a puppy is very much different from taking care of an adult Rottweiler. A female puppy will grow into an adult dog in about 9 months to a year. It is very important to know the right way of taking care of Rottweiler puppies.
If you want your Rottweiler puppy to grow up as a healthy adults then you should start caring for her immediately after you bring her home. Take good care of your female Rottweiler puppies and they will grow up to be healthy, muscular, and strong Rottweiler dogs.
I will show you the right way of taking care of your Rottweiler female puppy to an adult. We will cover topics such as nutrition, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, grooming, etc. I hope this article will help you with taking good care of your Rottweiler.
- 1 Rottweiler Puppy Nutrition – What to Feed a Female Rottweiler Puppy?
- 2 Vaccinations for Female Rottweiler Puppies – Which Vaccinations does my Puppy Need?
- 3 Types Of Vaccines For Female Rottweiler
- 4 How My Rottweiler Experienced Vaccination
- 5 Rottweiler Female Puppies – Common Mistakes by Rottie Parents
- 6 1. Feeding Rottweiler Puppies – What NOT to Do
- 7 2. House Training Mistakes
- 8 Exercise and Training for Rottweiler Female
Rottweiler Puppy Nutrition – What to Feed a Female Rottweiler Puppy?
When it comes to feeding your Rottweiler puppy, you should know that they need a lot of food and proper nutrition for their growing bones and muscles. The best way to make sure that she gets the right amount of nutrients is by making her dog food at home.
You can use this homemade recipe of mine for making healthy, easy-to-prepare dog food for your female Rottweiler. But if you don’t have time or patience then you should buy good quality commercial raw frozen dog food from a reputed pet supplier.
If you feed your Rottweiler puppy with commercial dog food then make sure it is good quality, grain-free, and natural product. If possible buy the food which has vegetables and fruits in them. There are many high-quality brands such as Blue Buffalo Wilderness that are available.
Make sure they have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives added. I recommend this brand because I use it for my Rottweilers and other dogs at home.
You should know that puppies need ALOT of food even when compared to an adult dog. A Rottweiler generally needs about 4 1/2 to 5 cups of good quality dog food per day on an average depending on their age, size, metabolism, etc. But you should always consult with your vet for the right amount of food and more details about it.
Every Rottweiler female puppy will go through a growth spurt around 9 to 12 months of age (depending on her bloodlines) where she needs extra nourishment and care.
During this period, make sure that she gets all the nutrients in good quantity that she requires to grow healthy, strong bones and muscles. After this phase is over, returns to her normal feeding routine as mentioned above from that point on.
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Vaccinations for Female Rottweiler Puppies – Which Vaccinations does my Puppy Need?
You should get your female Rottweiler vaccinated by a vet soon after you bring her home. This is a very important thing to do for every dog owner and especially for the Rottweiler owners.
The vaccinations which most vets commonly use are DHPP (also known as DAPP) and Rabies. These vaccines protect your Rottweiler female puppy against distemper, hepatitis, adenovirus infections 2, parainfluenza and parvovirus infections, etc.
There is a combo vaccine available now in the USA called “5-in-1” which protects your Rottweiler from all these common diseases mentioned above.
There are also other additional vaccinations such as Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, etc that may be recommended by your local vet depending on your geographical location, local diseases, and some other factors.
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Types Of Vaccines For Female Rottweiler
Rottweiler female puppies should have their first DHPP vaccination at around 6 weeks of age followed by a second one after 3 to 4 weeks of the first shot.
Your puppy may need additional booster shots as per her vaccine schedule which is usually given every 2 to 3 weeks until she reaches the age of 16 weeks or so (depends on the manufacturer’s instructions).
Finally, she will be given an annual booster shot which keeps her fully protected against these infectious canine diseases throughout her lifetime.
Rabies vaccine can be given when your Rottweiler puppy is at least 12 weeks old or older. After the initial rabies vaccination series, she will only need to get her annual booster shots.
How My Rottweiler Experienced Vaccination
My female Rottweiler was fully vaccinated by my vet when she was about 12 weeks old and I noticed that she didn’t have any adverse reactions after the DHPP vaccine which is quite common in some Rotties as well as other dogs.
However, she did vomit once a few hours after the Rabies vaccine though. But that’s pretty normal and it didn’t bother her a bit. So don’t worry about things like this if your puppy vomits or shows some other minor side effects for 1 or 2 days after vaccination. T
his doesn’t mean that your dog will show such symptoms now and then for the rest of her life because those are just one-time reactions that are not very common, depending on the vaccine your Rottweiler female puppy gets.
There is no need to be afraid of vaccinating your female Rottweiler. Make sure that her vaccinations are always up-to-date and she will live happily with you for years to come.
Rottweiler Female Puppies – Common Mistakes by Rottie Parents
Aside from vaccination issues, most other mistakes done by first-time Rottie parents are usually related either to feeding or house training (or both).
In this chapter, we’ll cover all these common mistakes made by some newbies when it comes to raising their adorable little darlings. hope you can learn something useful from this chapter.
1. Feeding Rottweiler Puppies – What NOT to Do
Many new and inexperienced Rottie owners make a common mistake when feeding their puppies. They simply give their young dogs the same food they have for themselves, which is usually not recommended.
This can be disastrous because your adult dog’s nutritional requirements are completely different and unique from yours as an individual. So please don’t feed your rottweiler puppy with human food, no matter how good it smells and tastes to you!
If you want to share your food with her then just take out some small portion of it and offer it to her so that she can taste it first before gobbling up the whole thing in one go.
Otherwise, even a small bite of human food can cause malnutrition and digestive problems to your Rottweiler female puppy.
2. House Training Mistakes
House training mistakes are another common mistake made by first-time Rottie parents. It usually takes time and some patience too when it comes to house training any puppies because they simply don’t know yet that it is not okay to pee or poo anywhere in the house.
But if you stick around and teach/guide them to always poo and pee in one certain area, then house training can be pretty easy.
Exercise and Training for Rottweiler Female
You don’t have to wait until your Rottweiler female pup reaches at least 6 months of age before exercising her. But of course, the older she gets, the better it will be for her.
This is because her bones and muscles become stronger as she grows so she can bear more weight and pressure on her body. So make sure to keep your baby Rottweiler’s muscles and bones strong by providing her with the proper exercise she needs every day for at least 30 minutes or so.
You can begin short walks together around the block where you live as early as 2-3 months old but it shouldn’t be too long until she starts getting tired of walking. She will then start looking for shortcuts such as jumping over shrubs just to get home a little faster than usual.
Rottweilers are really smart dogs so they will pick up things pretty quickly when doing obedience training exercises with them like heeling, sit down, stay, come here/stop/lay down, etc… They are usually the first ones to finish all the training lessons among all other breeds.
The most important thing about exercising your Rottweiler female puppy is that you always have to be there with her so that she will learn and understand what’s expected of her or what you want her to do in certain situations such as walking on a leash or anything similar where you are the one who calls the shots, not your Rottweiler.
She will start seeing you as her master and she must abide by your rules if she wants to get all those yummy treats that make her mouth water!