†††† We are feeding Nutri Source For Puppies, if you are picking up your puppy at the house, let me know you want me to have a bag ready and the cost is $40. This is for a 32 pound bag, itís the biggest bag they make. If you do not want to feed the Nutrisource, which I suggest very highly that you do since itís the best puppy food Iíve ever tried but if you just have to switch, IAMS is the closest to the same formula and is much easier for everyone to find BUT ďI would stick to the Nutrisource if you canĒ.
†††† This is Important Please Read: We have Well Water so I recommend you use bottled water for about the first month to make the transition easier on the puppy, the chemicals in city water can cause a loose stool so please take note when transitioning your new puppy. The first week just give bottled water straight, second week add 25% tap to it, third week 50% and so on until the puppy is on 100% tap water. We will be sending a small bag of puppy food that your puppy has been eating,; if you are going to switch to the IAMS, mix the bag that is with the puppy with an equal amount of the IAMS For Puppies. When all the mixed food is gone than you can start feeding your new food straight. Notice: If you do not transition your new puppy over by following the instructions, your puppy could get a loose stool and get dehydrated.
Keithís Do Notís
Do Not give any treats for about two months, treats are food too and you can make your puppy very sick by feeding it treats. If you feel the puppy needs a reward, just put some puppy food in a little baggy and give as a treat.
Do Not take your puppy in to be groomed for at least two weeks after you receive him unless itís an emergency, your puppy will be clean and smell great when you receive it so itís not necessary and it will only stress it out.
Do Not allow your Vet to give a vaccination within ten days of receiving it because this will stress the puppies immune system, transitioning to itís new home is enough stress so let the puppy settle in for ten days. On top of that, if you have read you guarantee, giving a vaccination within the first ten days will void your guarantee.
Do Not pickup your puppy and take it into populated places like Pet Stores that have lots of people and dogs. For the first ten days please treat you new puppy like a new born baby coming home from the hospital, this is the absolute worst time to take it in to be exposed to germs and viruses itís not used to.
When taking your puppy to the Vet, Do Not allow people in the Vet to play with your puppy that are hanging out waiting for their turn to see the Vet. Most people have taken their dog in to the Vet because itís sick and even if itís not, you donít know what their dog has been exposed to that day and you donít want you dog to catch it. I always leave my puppies in a heated/airconditioned car while I go in a wait my turn and I will go outside, get my puppies and walk past everyone that wants to pet the cute little puppies straight to the exam room. After the checkup, I put the puppies back in the car and I come in and wait for them to figure my bill.