A guide to help prepare you for your new fur baby

 

Food: We suggest feeding your baby 3 times per day (1 cup each). All babies are different (you may need to add a 4th meal if they become underweight, or even feed less if they are growing to quickly). Our babies are all eating Purina Pro Plan Puppy Lamb & Rice. Please keep your baby on this food. Please do not feed you puppy table food.  At this stage they will practically eat anything & many things will make them sick. 

It is important to really watch what your baby is eating as their bellies can get off track easy, especially at this age. For the first month, please only feed your baby his or her food (you can even give your baby a peice of their food as a treat.) After about a month you can gradually begin adding our recomended treats to their diet as long as their bellies are ready. Why is it that your fur babies belly will get off track easy?

 

At their age their digestive system is "new" making it sensitive.  They start life 100% on moms milk for about 4 weeks, they are then introduced to a soggy gruel mixture,  & then to 100% dry food. This is a lot of change for a baby in just 8 weeks. You are then taking this baby to a completely new environment when you take your baby home. New environment, new stress, no other puppy siblings, new house cleaners being used, new water, new dirt & grass, new treats, almost everything new other than the food. The main thing to remember is to be patient with your baby. Make sure all produsts that you use around the house, in the yard, and on your baby are nontoxic. Flea & tick products are a big one. These toxic products are bad and will cause health issues and loose stool. 

 

Expect loose stools here and there, it is normal.  When your baby has loose stool make sure to  take a sample to your Vet and rule out parasites & worms as they are very easy to pick up as well. Also please remember I am not a Veterinarian, I just have a lot of years of xperiences. It is important to have a good relationship with your Vet. 

 

Things to bring with you at pick up: Your puppy will stay in the car the entire ride, you will not let your puppy out. Please bring a pee pad for the ride. If your puppy has to go to the bathroom during the ride, let them go, then throw the pee pad away. For a safe trip please bring a crate. You can also bring water for your puppy, and offer your baby water every few hours during your trip. If your trip is longer than 6 hours you can offer some food at that 6 hour mark (I will be giving you a small bag of food). A leash and collar is not necessary as you will not be letting your baby out during your drive. Your baby is not fully protected from viruses at this age. 

Vaccinations: I will be giving your puppy his or her first set of vaccinations at 7 weeks. You will need to schedule an appointment with your Vet for your puppies next set of vaccinations (this needs to be done between 10-12 weeks of age).  You need to keep your puppy away from any public areas until they have all 3 sets of vaccinations. At your first Vet appointment, your Veterinarian will get any future appointments set up for you. 

Collars:

 A 6-9 inch collar will be great for an 8 week old puppy, but your puppy will grow out of this fast. 

Worming: Your puppy is wormed at 2 1/2, 5, & 7 weeks. Your puppy may need wormed again at his or her 1st Vet appointment if needed. 

It is important to continue socializing your baby, & to begin training your baby right away. Make sure to do so in your home until they are fully vaccinated. 

Dangerous foods & household products:

Potty training tips: 

Non toxic flea & tick products: Please use ONLY non toxic products on your baby! We recommend 3 products, Diatomaceaous earth, Vet's Best flea & tick spray, & the pet protector. Many pesticides allowed for use on our pets are linked to very serious health issues, such as cancer,  neurological issues, gastrointestinal disorders, and organ failure. Do your research!

 

Slow eater bowl:  Eating too quickly can lead to indigestion, vomiting, bloat, and overeating

42 inch dog crate with divider panel

Kuranda dog bed XL: (for puppies that chew)

XL PupShow Orthopedic Cuddler Bed: Our dogs absolutely love these beds. You can search "donut beds" on Amazon as well & find similiar beds much cheaper. I am not sure about the quality as I have not ordered them.  Make sure your puppy can be trusted with things like this that they can chew. It only takes 1 second for a puppy to chew and swallow something... We have had this happen many times, please be careful with everything that your baby is around. 

Life's Abundance fish oil supplement:  Supports healthy skin, coat, heart, brain eyes and joints. Follow feeding instructions on their website.

Life's Abundance shampoo & ear cleaner:  safe, convenient & soothing.

Life's Abundance BioWash floor cleaner: This cleaner is non-toxic, fully biodegradable, has a neutral pH and contains no harmful phosphates. Unlike other serious cleansers, this emits no noxious odors.

Life's Abundance dog treats: Life’s Abundance offers a whole range of healthy dog treats

Kong toys: Kong toys that can't be chewed are the best! We fill them with peanut butter. 

Using plastic balls, frisbees, squeaky toys, and such are fine for play time with you, but put them away and out of reach when you are not with your dog. A dog can rip and chew a piece off such toys in a heartbeat. 

TropiClean Conditioners for Pets - Made in USA - Moisturizes - Conditions - Soap Free - Paraben Free - Dye Free - Naturally Derived Ingredients. We love this stuff,  the shampoo is great too!

Deer/ elk antlers: Both are the best for dogs to chew!! You want to make sure to get ones that are big enough for your dog or puppy so that they can't swallow it.

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