Contact a vet and set up an appointment for your new puppy that will occur within 48 business hours after pick up.
2.) Your puppy will already have its first set of shots at
6 weeks of age so he/she will not need another set until he/she is 9 weeks old (set this appointment up w/ your vet at your
puppy wellness exam)
Your puppy will be wormed when he/she is 2, 4, and 6 weeks old.
Your puppy will be eating Eukaneuba Puppy or Purina Puppy Chow. You can find Eukaneuba at a Pet Store such as Pet
Lovers or Pet Smart. Purina Puppy Chow can be found at your local grocery store or Walmart. For the Purina, you can
look on the bag and get the variety with brown & tan pieces only (not the colored
ones.) If you have to get the colored pieces this may cause a little discoloration in
Doggy treats- We DON'T recommend any that a grocery store or Wal-Mart
sells- these will upset your puppy's stomach and leave you in a mess. We use and LOVE Bil
Jac Liver Treats. They come in a tiny looking paper milk jug. These can usually be found
at places like Pet Lovers or Pet Smart.
We always suggest that you start out with a small crate, then step up to a larger one when your puppy matures. You don't
want to allow your puppy room for an accident. Who wants to poop and lay in it? :-)
do provide you with an information packet that we have put together that will help with potty
training, crate training, teaching your puppy commands and such.
Puppy shots should be given no more than three weeks apart
can be given at 12 weeks of age or 16 weeks if preferred.
Puppies SHOULD NOT PLAY OUTSIDE UNTIL THEY HAVE AT LEAST TWO
SHOTS (12 weeks is best).
Should be given monthly year round depending on brand used.
We use Pyrantel (Vet Wormer) you can find an average wormer at
Wal-Mart called Nemex. Worm according to vets advise at the puppy exam.
after 6 months, use a wormer that includes tape
When you are not home (dogs are den animals by nature) they should
be crate trained. Items to keep in crate: Litter box or wee wee pad, food and water, bedding and (chew) toys.
Every two weeks with conditioner.
Take care to dry ears.
Water can keep ears moist and cause a yeast infection.
Always blow dry hair
Offer puppies dry food free choice.
Offer free choice. Nutri-Cal or sugar water if puppy will
be left alone for a long period of time.
*Nutri-Cal. A high calorie dietary
supplement for small pets. Nutri-Cal won't burden the digestive tract. It provides an added source of energy for
puppies and suppliments their calorie or nutritional intake. Give as needed. If puppy is sick, give twice a day.
A high energy nutrient-rich concentrate. It dramatically energizes weak, hypoglycemic puppies. Good for
any stress situation. Give as needed.
*Imodium. Is what you can give if puppy gets a watery
stool. You can find it in any drug store. It is the same as what people take. Give one half cc.
Ask your veterinarian how many times a day to give depending on the situation. Pepto Bismal can also be given for stress
*Albon. Used to treat coccidiosis. If a puppy has a runny stool for more than
two days, or blood in the stool, have a vet check it for coccidiosis, hook worms and whip worms. It's vital to get a
good worm medication as these worms can be a threat to your puppies health