PUPPY OWNER INFORMATION SHEET FOR EVERYONE ADOPTING A NEW BEST FRIEND!!!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU THE NEW PUPPY OWNERS PLEASE READ THOUGHLY OR ANYTIME YOU NEED A QUESTION ANSWERED THAT WE ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ALWAYS REFER TO THIS PAGE PLEASE!!
Your puppy has been fed Purina Puppy Chow soaked in water with plain yogurt and cottage cheese. We recommend that you stick to the same diet as any change can upset your puppy's tummy. Feed your puppy 3 times a day until 4 months of age 2 times a day untill one year of age. If you want to change your puppy's diet do so after you have had your puppy for 4 weeks and introduce new food by mixing it with the Purina for a gradually switching it over time. This also includes treats. We recommend all natural digestible chewable bones and pig ears.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR PUPPY EATS put the food down let the puppy eat when they walk away pick it up and put it in the refrigerator. If your puppy is a tiny breed such as a Morkie and will weigh under 11 pounds fully grown make sure they have access to food overnight because they could experience low blood sugar overnight and correct it by eating themselves.
HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar)is a life threatening condition. Keeping honey in the water (change daily) until 4 months of age will help. The most important thing above all is that your puppy eats if they are not eating please try the following chicken baby food or Gerber Chicken Graduates. Some puppies need a quiet place to eat because they are in a new place try the bath tub.
Puppies do require 12-16 hours of sleep each day and when they don't get enough they become too tired to eat.
We do not cover hypoglycemia I our health guarantee because once a puppy leaves our care we can't control when/if the puppy is being fed. This is up to you as their new family.
Your puppy has been raised indoors and most likely at a higher elevation we recommend that you do not leave your puppy outside alone at anytime until they become acclimated to their new environment. Staying with your puppy will help it learn more quickly where you want them to potty. Praising the puppy the exact moment they go potty will help the process go faster as the puppy will want to please you. If it's night time be sure not to excite them too much because of course it is bedtime. We do recommend crate training but that is for night only. During the day you will want to keep the puppy in a small area about 4 foot square as close to the door you take them out to potty as possible. In that area the crate or bed away from the door and a potty pad closest to the door. Water at all times. In the summer especially in the Phoenix area we recommend you keep ice in the water a tile or slick surface works best for potty training.
If your puppy has blood in the stool please do not panic as long as they are EATING drinking and playing they will be fine. Continue with the dewormer that we sent home with you it is important that you finish it. Blood can be caused by stress (colitis) and worms. If your puppy just got a shot it will test positive for parvo because of the vaccine. As long as the puppy is eating drinking it will be fine!!
NEVER LEAVE YOUR PUPPY IN THE CAR OR NEXT TO A BODY OF WATER WITHOUT YOU BEING THERE!!
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If you want to indoor potty train your puppy we highly recommend a potty patch.