When you picked up your puppy, it had already gotten 2 shots of Neopar
(the best parvo vaccine available, and depending on it's age, it has had
a series of 5 way vaccines. required to protect the puppies from disease.
Your puppy was raised in our home, with our family, inter acting with our
everyday life. it was not raised in a kennel, so it has already had human
socialization, as well as been well socialized with our other animals.
it has even had the opportunity to bark at our miniature horses and pygmy
goats and our parrot.
Your puppy was weaned onto Eukanuba Puppy Petite breed, we only feed dry
food. we do not mix it with canned food. Your puppy is eating well, with
no fear of it going off it's food. We do not allow pups to leave if we
have any concern about it's eating habits.
When you take your puppy home it will have a State of Florida health Certificate
showing that it has been vet examined and has been shown to be healthy.
You will need several items when you take your puppy home,
- a small travel crate to transport your puppy in, with a towel or small
crate pad in the bottom for comfort of your puppy.
- a small metal crate for your puppy to sleep in and to aid in housebreaking
- small toys for your puppy to play with and to chew on for teething..
- a small harness and a light weight leash to teach your pup to walk beside
- 2 bowls one for the puppies water and another for the food.
- Eukanuba Puppy petite breed food, even if you are going to change the puppies
food you will need this to mix with the new food in order not to get diarrhea.
We suggest that you feed your puppy 3 times a day up to 3 months old and
2 times a day until 6 months and older.Feed only what your puppy can consume
in one sitting. You want a high quality food for your puppy, check the
ingredients, if the first ingredient is Corn stay away from it, after all
our dogs are carnivores, not herbivores, I have never seen a dog grazing
in a corn field. We do not recommend calve hoofs as chew toys as these
can splinter and get stuck in the stomach and intestines We do recommend,
Kongs, Booda Bones and if you are going to give raw hides make sure they
have the knots on the end and are at least 8 inches long.
Be sure to watch your dogs weight, overweight dogs can get an enlarged
heart and leg problems. do not let your dog get fat!.
We believe crate training is the most effective way to house break your
puppy, Until you are sure your puppy is housebroken, let your puppy sleep
in it's crate, do not get a large crate so your puppy will have lots of
room, stay with a small metal crate. When your puppy wakes up take it immediately
outside to potty. when the dog does relieve it's self, give your puppy
lot's of praise, then it can come in under your supervision and play. when
playtime is over put your puppy back in the crate. Take your puppy outside
quite often at first and as he get's the idea, extend the time between
potty breaks, feed your puppy in the crate and 10 minutes after he eats
take him outside to potty, then praise him and give him a treat when he
eliminates outside, they respond much better to positive reinforcement
than negative reinforcement.
your puppy will gradually get the idea and become a dependable member of
It is important that you take your puppy to the vet to establish a relationship
with your vet and the dog in case of a medical emergency, it is hard for
the puppy and the vet if they are treating a puppy they have known nothing
about in the past.
It is now being said by many people that we are over vaccinating our pets, I too once thought this,. however recently I changed my mind, see Parvo
Make sure your keep your dogs vaccine schedule up to date.
The dog as it gets older should have regular check ups and teeth cleanings.
if the teeth gets tarter build up it will cause infections in the gums
causing Periodontal disease and the relating infections can affect your
Make sure your dog is on Heartworm medication, we recommend Revolution
as it is a topical medicine put between the dogs shoulder blades once per
month and takes care of Heartworm, fleas, ticks and internal parasites.
Speak with your vet about his.
IDENTIFING YOU PUPPY
We strongly recommend you putting a permanent identifier either on or in
your puppy, We offer this to you for a nominal fee, to cover our costs,
We recommend the Avid Microchip. This chip is inserted by a syringe between
the shoulder blades of your puppy and is very quick and permanent, most
vets and animal shelters now days have a reader that will give them the
microchip number and a simple phone call to Avid will send your beloved
dog back home to you. The other alternative is to Tattoo which we can also
do for you but this method is much more tramatic for your puppy, and Tattoo's
can fade over time, much less the hair grows over the tattoo and is hard
to see, if you would like your dog permanently identfied please let us
know before your pup leaves us. As we can do this for you as long as the
pup is still ours. I was a vet tech for many years and have alot of experience
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