Our puppies go to their new homes with their vaccinations up to date, worming medication given as well as International Microchip administered and registered. We provide all new owners with Health records related to the puppy provided by a certified Veterinarian. We provide a copy of the Health guarantee as well as some information on the puppies microchip.
We provide a baby blanket with moms scent to help in making the puppy's transition easier. We include a puppy package which will have our puppy transition guide, treats, a collar, a sample of the puppy food as well as pee pads and other goodies.
All puppies leave with age appropriate vaccinations completed . The next set of vaccinations will need to be done four weeks past the date of the last vaccine noted on the health passport.
Our puppies were previously raised on Summit Three Meat Puppy Recipe kibble, unfortunately this food is about to be discontinued and we have since settled on Purina Pro Plan Puppy food. We also recommend Royal Canin Puppy Food, however this is an expensive option some families may not prefer. We have always supplemented kibble with homemade soups and stews to add bone broth, protein, oils etc. Going forward along with Purina Pro Plan we are using Nuvet supplements and we highly recommend you start your puppy on this vitamin supplement. NuVet gives dogs all the vitamins and nutrients missing from even the top dog foods on the market. We are using the wafer form and find it easy to administer. The wafer form is made with chicken liver and the pups love it!
NuVet Labs supplements are Veterinarian made and not available to the public. You can order by clicking the link below are calling the number below and using the access code.
Phone: 800-474-7044 and mention order code: 697486
If you have any further questions regarding this supplement feel free to contact us!
Bringing your puppy home to his or her new family can be a very exciting time, it is also often a time of worry in that you do not know what to expect from your new little pup.
This is a very stressful time for your puppy as well as it is the first time they are experiencing life away from their mom and siblings. They are in a new environment with new people , strange smells and nothing is familiar to them. Due to the stress of adjusting to their new home puppies will often go off their food for a couple of days and may even experience stress related diarrhea, please know this is completely normal and generally only takes a few days to adjust back to normal.
Puppies also tire very easily and need lots of sleep for their healthy development and well being, so it’s important to give your puppy plenty of opportunities to rest. At first, they need as much as 16 to 18 hours of sleep every 24 hours.
There are a ton of products available for puppies. Here are our suggested "must haves " to be ready for your pups arrival.
Food and water bowls
Stainless steel bowls work well as they can’t be chewed, are easy to clean and do not rust, chip or break. Noise sensitive puppies may prefer plastic bowls.
Puppy food to support growth
Initially, this should be the same food your puppy's being fed with the breeder. We recommend Royal Purino Pro Plan Puppy Food supplemented with Nuvet Labs supplements (we use the chicken liver wafer form with the pups). We also recommend Royal Canin Puppy Food. Puppies have very sensitive GI tracts therefor we do not recommend feeding any wet or canned food under the age of 12 weeks.
Buy toys, balls or treat-dispensing chew toys that are the right size for your puppy. Rubber dog toys are often more durable and recommended for an older puppy and into adulthood. We find the puppies are very fond of the toys that squeak or make crinkled noises.
Collar and leash
Choose a collar that will adjust as your puppy grows. We recommend an adjusting 6"-12" range collar for all of our doodle breed puppies. As a younger pup learning to walk with a leash we find that a harness is a better option. We recommend using an adjustable 10"-19" harness for all of our doodle breed puppies.
Buy non-hazardous cleaning materials that don't have a strong scent to avoid your puppy associating the smell with accidents.
Depending on your puppy's coat type and whether or not you prefer a shorter cut or doodle fluffiness, you will need a brush, comb or grooming mitt. You’ll also need nail clippers designed for dogs.
Choose a toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo that is specially designed for dogs. Cleaning your puppies teeth from a young age is recommended. We recommend using "Chi" shampoo and conditioner (it smells great!)