Puppy Tips

Jerrie's Puppy Tips

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 the trip.
You do not know if there have been sick dogs within the area. You can purchase the pads at most all stores.

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. Some puppies may need can food till older with their dry food.You can give your puppy yougart which helps their stomach  boiled dark chicken and rice  is good for them .can pumkin is good to firm their stool if it gets loose
Your puppy needs regular naps and down time just like a baby.

4.) No Puppy Classes or Obedience class until your puppy has received all 5  sets of  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.Do not carry in Pet stores until puppy has all 5 sets of shots.

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 white karon in each  16 ozs of water. This will help its blood sugar from getting to low. Make  sure puppy rest and gets naps during the day.Puppies can not be handled and played with all day till older .

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 times.

2.) Perfumes, colognes, deodorants.

3.) Medications, vitamins.

4.) Electric cords

5.) Dark Chocolate,hotdogs

6.) Some house and garden plants including ivy, Oleander and Poinsettia

7.) Antifreeze

8.) Slug bait

9.) Fertilizers

10.) Mouse and rat poison – just be watchful over your puppy anything you can pick up they can as well.

Puppy essentials:

1.) Food bowl and food

2.) Water bowl

3.) Harness

4.) Leash

5.) Id tag

6.) Bed

7.) Crate, carrier, exercise pen, or pet gate

8.) Toys

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.

Additional Instructions

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 soft.Make sure if you crate them you have large crate so that if they have accident in crate they are not stepping in because this will make them sick . Play pens are best it gives them more room . If leaving in room don’t close door but gate up .Alway leave radio  on for them in their area and when ever you leave tell them you are leaving and will be back later dogs do understand you when you are talking to them .

Potty Training – hanging bell on door and you ringing  it then take their paw and ring it will teach them to ring bell when they need to go outside for bathroom ,the more times you do in a day faster they learn it if home every hour does good and use same words each time .

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