CARING FOR YOUR NEW PUPPY!
Our pups are fed TLC Pet Pro Food and Four Strong Paws. We will provide you with a coupon code for a discount on your first order to help you get started! We will advise you on which brand to order prior to bringing your puppy home! Both brands are highly recommended and will be delivered straight to your door! We suggest feeing your puppy 2-3 times a day and taking the food away after 15-20 minutes. If you leave the food out all the time it is hard to know when your dog will need to go to the bathroom. Your dog will also come to believe that their food is a free resource and will always be available to them if you leave it out all day. It is better for them to "work" for their food. Train your pup to sit for their food before you feed them. Feel free to hand feed the first amount so they know that good things come from you and that a hand in their dish is a good thing. If they feel as though your hand in the dish is a "threat" they may attempt to nip or bite at you!
BOOK A VISIT WITH YOUR VET
1. Welcome visit - Meet your vet, review the health records, and have a general pup check up to make sure everything is as it should be. You will want to do this within the first week of bringing your pup home. Book a follow up appointment for second booster and third booster.
2. Boosters - Your puppy will have had its first vet check up with our personal vet. She will have given them a thorough check up and their first booster. You will need to book a second booster about four weeks following the first booster. Four weeks after the second booster, your pup should receive its third booster as well as its rabies vaccine.
3. Deworming - We have started the pups with several deworming treatments. You will want to book a “welcome visit” with your vet within the first week of bringing your pup home. They can review the deworming schedule and get you set up for following treatment.
TRANSPORTING YOUR PUPPY HOME
Towel - We recommend that you bring a towel or old blanket in the event that they throw up on the ride home. The pups have little to no experience being in a vehicle and can get motion sickness the first few times.
Helper - You can bring someone along to hold the pup in the front seat, so they have less motion sickness and can have a better view. Depending on the time of year, you can put some cool air towards them to make it fresher for them. You should drive smoothly as it is not uncommon for pups to have motion sickness the first few times they go for a ride.
If you have a long drive ahead of you, bring a water bottle and bowl for them to take a drink when you stop for a break!
We hope that this will help you start your puppy planning! Have fun puppy supply shopping and learning. Researching your pup is a great way to learn about what you should expect! Remember that what you put into your pup is what he or she becomes. When people say what a lovely dog you have, know that you deserve that compliment! Thanks again!