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When you get your pup home they may be a little stressed so I suggest giving some Light Karo Syrup or Nutrical if the pup’s gums get white or grey. You should do that 3-4 times a day for the first few days. For daily feeding I am using Blue Wilderness chicken puppy food or other online retailers. I also recommend Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Complete freeze dried raw food (must be crushed for puppies). The dehydrated food has less preservatives in it and I believe preservatives can cause health and skin issues. If you want to do treats, feed cooked sweet potatoes, boiled chicken pieces, and raw carrots.
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The pup will come with a small bag of dry puppy food, the AKC papers (for breeding dogs only), the shot and deworming record, along with the Bill of Sale and written health guarantee. I have included a sample of the NuVet Plus vitamin tablets I have all of my dogs on (again, you must keep your dog on this vitamin in order for your Health Guarantee to be valid). I strongly recommend you use a no grain food also as corn and wheat have been genetically modified and have been linked to cancer. Be sure to check ingredients in treats also. I recommend raw carrots, peeled organic apple pieces, and pieces of boiled organic chicken breasts as treats. You can also give boiled sweet potatoes. Your body is a living thing and you don’t want to put preservatives in it; only live food.
Remember that the pup needs to have all of its three puppy shots prior to taking them out in the public; so use some caution in taking them to public areas and exposing them to diseases until they have had all of their shots. Your own yard is safe but use some caution with the potty-training. The pup is used to going on newspaper so you might put some in a box for them to use on the way home.
Concerning vaccinations: I only recommend giving one shot at a time. I also don’t give any shots with “L” (Leptospirosis) in it until they are 1 yr old. It is too much on small dogs. I also don’t recommend giving any kind of flea and tick medication orally or topically. They can cause seizures and blindness in small dogs. There are natural things you can use that aren’t armful like Flea Away and applying Cedarwood Oil topically at base of head and base of tail.
FLEA & TICK PREVENTION
I use natural things to repel fleas and ticks on dogs like Cedarwood oil at base of neck and tail and there is a supplement called Flea Away that will work also. Giving small dogs chemicals can cause seizures and blindness.
I kennel train all of my pups. I sleep them in the kennel beside my bed on a chair (so they can see me). If I know that they don’t have to potty and they are just fussing, then I take a rolled up newspaper and swat the front of the kennel and tell them “Go to sleep!”. They need to know who is boss. Most people make the mistake and put the new pup in bed with them when they aren’t house trained.
In the morning if they cry, ask them “Do you have to go potty?” and take them out the same door. Always praise them when they do. Then bring them back inside to play or eat. I suggest getting an 8″ expandable cat collar with a bell on it so you know where the pup is at all times.
If you have to be gone during the day you will need a wire exercise pen (like this one on Amazon) so they will have some playing room but won’t be able to get into trouble while you are gone. Put their kennel in there and also food and water along with play toys. Put some newspaper down at one end of the floor. A smart dog will start to hold it because they don’t want to soil “their area.” If you give them the run of the house, they will go behind furniture and go. This starts a bad habit and you want them to have good habits. If by 3-1/2 to 4 mo. of age they are still having accidents, you should catch them in the act and swat them with a newspaper and tell them “NO!” Then send them to their room (their kennel) and make them stay there for a while. When they cry again, take them to the door and outside and repeat “Go potty!” A puppy is like a child, they respond to love and discipline. They also need to get used to their new owners and environment before you start dragging them around the country.
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DEALING WITH “WEEPY” EYES AND SKIN ALLERGIES
Several things can cause eye drainage and skin allergies: 1) using laundry detergents that are not biodegradable; 2) using fabric softeners; 3) feeding dog food or treats with corn, wheat or preservatives in them; 4) burning scented candles or plug-ins. I use 7th Generation or other biodegradable laundry soap in my washer and the sponge balls in my dryer to eliminate static from the clothes. The pup comes in contact with your clothes and gets allergies. Try to eliminate chemicals when you clean your floors and rugs also. The other thing that helps is feeding the NuVet vitamin I recommended and no corn or wheat in food or treats! As a last resort you can use a product called “Angel Eyes”.
To the long life and health of your puppy!
JESUS –THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY PLACE ON THE CROSS!