Jerrie's Pet Place Puppy Tips
Instructions for Tiny and Toy Breed Puppies:
1.) When you take your puppy home, do not stop at rest areas to
let your puppy out to potty. Bring some puppy pads with you along
You do not know if there have been sick dogs within the area. You
can purchase the pads from Wal-Mart.
2.) Do not use a collar, the bones in the puppy’s neck are still
soft and a collar could hurt them. Please use a harness until your
puppy is about five months old.
3.) Your puppy is a baby, treat it like one. Make sure it is eating
and drinking on regular basis. Use bottled water until your puppy
gets used to your water slowly make this change. In the morning for
about a week mix about two tablespoons of the dry food with warm
water, stir it around and give it to the puppy. Leave wet and dry
food down at all times for the puppy to eat anytime it wants. No can
food or table
scraps. Your puppy needs regular naps and down time just like a
4.) No Puppy Classes or Obedience class until your puppy has
received all four parvo shots. Do not socialize your puppy with
other dogs that you do not know that are safe. Safe means that the
dogs are up to date on all shots and boosters.
5.) Keep your puppy dry and warm, remember when your feet are cold
your puppy is cold. Your puppy has never probably touched grass
before you get it. Your puppy has been raised within a environment
of seventy degrees inside a house and is not used to the cold. So be
sure to break it in gradually. Let is play with the kids for a
while, and then let it rest a while by his or herself so that they
can calm down and eat or drink. If not this can run into the
problems of low blood sugar.
6.) Watch for stress in your puppy or loose stools. All puppies
stress when going to a new home. Be sure to report it to your vet if
it does get a loose stool. If you have children and the puppy is
playing a lot, put one teaspoon of honey in each cup of water. This
will help its blood sugar from getting to low.
7.) Do not let the puppy on the bed, couches or chairs unattended.
It could fall and break its leg or worst. Our suggestion is “ If it
can’t jump up there, it doesn’t belong.” Small children should play
with the puppy sitting on the floor.
Making your home safe for your puppy:
1.) Keep house hold cleaners away from your puppies areas at all
2.) Perfumes, colognes, deodorants.
3.) Medications, vitamins.
4.) Electric cords
6.) Some house and garden plants including ivy, Oleander and
8.) Slug bait
10.) Mouse and rat poison – just be watchful over your puppy
anything you can pick up they can as well.
1.) Food bowl and food
2.) Water bowl
5.) Id tag
7.) Crate, carrier, exercise pen, or pet gate
9.) Grooming tools - We have worked hard raising a healthy and happy
puppy for you. These are just a few tips for you to go by. Your
puppy has received one parvo shot that does not mean it is immune to
parvo. Please be sure that your puppy gets all four parvo shots.
Parvo is the number one killer of puppies. Remember, I am just a
phone call away.
Feeding instructions: Use your choice of dry and wet dog food,
preferably puppy food. Mix the dry and wet food at a 50/50 ratio. In
about 90 days start feeding dry food only. Make sure the puppy has
food and water close at all times.
Rest: Make sure your puppy gets plenty of rest. Don’t let him or her
play for too long of periods of time. Fifteen minutes should be the
maximum for handling and play for the first 2 weeks. Leave them
alone so they will rest and eat, while you are with them his/her
attention will be on you and not caring for itself.
Lethargic: If your puppy becomes lethargic, give it 3 teaspoons full
of honey, karo syrup, or maple syrup. This will help raise the
puppy’s blood sugar level. If symptoms continue call or take the
puppy to the vet immediately.
Sleeping and Living Conditions: Give your puppy a clean, dry, and
warm place to sleep. These little guys like to sleep on something
They also like to burrow themselves in covers.
Jerrie's Pet Place