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THINGS YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR NEW BABY (PUPPY)
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THESE ARE THE ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE FOR YOUR PUPPY...

A PADDED BED

(Prefferrably one that has a removeable pillow - so that it is easy to wash) It is just as important for them to have clean bedding as it is for us. Or even a big floor pillow with a removeable case for regular washing.


CHEW TOYS - Highly recommended

Until puppies are a year old ( and even well beyond)they Love to chew. And in order to preserve your furniture or other valuables it is advisable to have lots of toys.

- rubber toys with or without squeekers

- rawhide

- raw soup bones (excellent for cleaning teeth and satisfying the need to chew)these can be purchased at your local grocers. I would recommend marrow and knuckle bones. Boil them for 10 - 20 minutes (whatever makes you more comfortable - the boiling is to rid any bacteria.)

- tennis balls

- and definately stuffies (when they have to alone at any time, this gives them comfort) 


BOWLS

Food and water bowls should be stainless steel. Plastic tends to hold contaminents and bacteria much more so than the other.

IT IS IMPARATIVE TO KEEP THEIR BOWLS CLEAN. WASH THEM DAILY.

Just as you wouldn't eat off a dirty dish or drink out of a dirty glass, neither should they. Bacteria has no preferrence. Man, woman, child, furry little kid, it makes no difference. Bacteria infiltrates wherever it feels like doing so.


TREATS

Dogs Love treats. They are also useful for training.

I will tell you what my babies love. Then it is your choice.

I would never feed my doggies anything I, personally would not consume. So here's my suggestion list:

- baby carrots (semi cooked or raw - depending upon their liking - raw is better for healthy teeth.)
- popcorn (no it doesn't get stuck in their throats)
- seedless cucumber
- seedless watermelon (especially on a hot day)
- raw hot dogs (try to find the ones with the least preservatives)
-puppy cookies (I usually make my own with baby food - pure meat- they love them. I will add the recipe for you.)

Soft Doggie Cookies

3 - 2&1/2 oz. baby food jars of either chicken or beef (must be the real meat. Chicken (I find is easier for digestion).
1/4 cup Dry Milk Powder
1/4 cup Wheat Germ

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Roll into small balls and place on a well greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake in pre heated oven for 15 minutes or until brown. Cool on wire racks and store in refrigerator. Freezes well. Fridge shelf life is approximately 3 weeks.

NEVER GIVE THEM DAIRY PRODUCTS. OTHERWISE THEY WILL GET SPURS. THIS IS CAUSED FROM AN OVERDOSE IN CALCIUM.


LEASH AND COLLAR

Dogs love to walk. And lots of excercise helps reduce the chances of them becoming obese which in turn is what causes their back problems.

Body Harnesses are great for the weenie dog. It gives you a little more control of their jumping or bolting without doing damage to their backs when you have to pull them back.

NAIL CLIPPERS

It is very important to keep their nails cut short. If they get too long, it can be quite painful for the doggy. And, any GOOD vet will show you how to use them properly.


TOOTH BRUSH AND TOOTH PASTE

It is cruicial to keep your baby's teeth clean. They should be brushed on a regular basis. This will prevent long term problems (i.e. kidney failure, bad breath, rotting teeth, etc.)

SO PLEASE BE KIND TO YOUR BABIES, AND BRUSH THEIR TEETH REGULARILY.


BATHING AND GROOMING

For short hair weenies this task is quite simple. A bath once a month and a brushing every other week is great for them.

For your long hair sweeties I would recommend bathing twice a month (only if you find their hair gets dirty quickly).

Otherwise I would recommend once a month and weekly brushings. Brushing is very important for the long hairs to keep them knot free. And if they Love to run in the fields or just the backyard, it is good to remove any extra debris that may get entangled in their hair. Not only that, but if they are brushed regularily their coats are quite beautful.

I personally use OATMEAL AND ALOE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER.

I have used many others, but this seems to be the most gentle and puppy friendly on the market. (In my opinion, of course.)It does not cause skin irritation or rash like other shampoos and conditioners.


WINTER WEAR

And of course for our short legged friends (who don't think too highly of the cold weather, somewhat like me....:) they need to keep warm in the cold weather too. And since they make some pretty amazing wardrobes for pooches now. Or if you're really creative make your own weenies outfits. And little weenie booties are great for "tiny tootsies." They also help prevent frost bite.
 
ENCLOSURE - INSTEAD OF A CAGE
 
Instead of a cage (which I personally do NOT like) I would recommend buying a baby gate and putting your puppy in either the bathroom (with the door open and the gate up) or the kitchen. All they require is their toys, chewables (i.e. bones, rawhide, etc.), full bowls of food and water, a bed or blanket, and a stuffy. This will give them plenty of room to run and play. This will also be a safe place for them because most kitchens and bathrooms are tiled, very clean, and obstacle free.
 
I hope all of this information helps.
 
Please look below for information on first vet visit.
 








 

WHEN YOUR BABIES NEXT SHOTS ARE DUE:

It is imparative that you take your new baby to the veterinarian within 48 hours of taking him/her home. This is just to insure that you have a healthy puppy. And it will help your new baby feel more comfortable with the person that will be looking after their health for years to come.
We take all of our new babies to our Veterinarian at 6 weeks. At this point Dr. Kostuch does an extensive physical which includes:
- weight check
- heart & lungs
- ears, eyes, nose, teeth
- 1st deworming (I do the second one before they leave to go to their new homes.- they also get their first shots which include:
Canine Distemper - Adenovirus Type 2 - Parainfluenza -
Parvovirus Vaccine

Because they get their 1st shots at 6 weeks - their second one is due at 10 weeks, and third one is due at 14 weeks. At that time they will also receive their Rabies shot. Then they do not need to get anymore shots until 1 year from the date of their last shot.

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