Health and Nutrition

VACCINATION PROTOCOLS AND SCHEDULE

 

Every veterinarian will have a preferred protocol for vaccinating puppies and for follow-up vaccinations. In addition, protocols change because of new research findings for the duration of the vaccine's immunity. Here is a general vaccine protocol for your puppy. Consult a veterinarian to learn what's best for your puppy. Your puppy will have visited the Vet and received the first combination vaccine at 8 weeks old and we will provide you with his/her shot records at pickup. Although all veterinarians agree vaccines are necessary, the frequency in which they’re given is debated. In order to ensure the existence of the duration of immunity, titer testing may be used.

 

 

✔ 8-10 weeks of age: Administer the first combination vaccine (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza). Combination vaccine* without leptospirosis. (We will give your puppies first vaccine at 8 weeks )

✔ 13 weeks of age: Administer a second combination vaccine.

✔ 16 weeks of age: Administer the third combination vaccine, include leptospirosis in the combination vaccine only if you live in an area where it occurs or if traveling to an area where it is a concern. Puppies should be fully vaccinated at this point however some Vets will recommend even one more set. I recommend you titer test before doing a 4th injection of the core vaccines.

✔ 12 to 16 weeks of age: Administer the rabies vaccine. The timing of this vaccine may depend on the laws in your area (since this can be a human disease, too). Confirm with your veterinarian and check your local and state laws.

We Worm all of our Puppies at 2, 4,6,8 and 10 weeks

Hip dysplasia - IS NOT Genetic as many Think, you can have 2 OFA clears parents yet some pups can have Hip issues down the road, IT'S more environmental, and a LOT has to do with how they are raised, fed, the flooring used and upkeep. 

 

As an owner, it's up to you to make sure your dog IS NOT....
 Overweight? Heavily exercised before the age of 18 months? 

That the dog Is..... 

 Fed a High-quality diet? Has daily exercise?

 

Things I do as a breeder to make sure your puppy leaves my home with the best start possible

 * puppies are raised on Vet fleece which has a surface that promotes strong bones and joints.

 * puppies are raised in a whelping box that I customize as a den-like environment to promote a proper stance from day 1

 * puppies are started on a bone and joint supplement in their puppy mush

 * puppies have adequate exercise to build strong muscles

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Recommended Food

 

Purina Pro Plan is what we feed our dogs

 

*NO GRAIN FREE* 

**grain free food has been linked to heart conditions

Safe foods for dogs:

 

  • Carrots

  • Sweet Potato

  • Broccoli

  • Peas

  • Blueberries

  • Bananas

  • Apples

  • Strawberries

  • Watermelon (no rines)

  • Plain yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Pumpkin

  • Meat

Un-safe foods for dogs:

 

  • Chocolate

  • Xylitol (some peanut butter may contain this. Common in gum and toothpaste.)

  • Cherries

  • Raisins and Grapes

  • Onion

  • Apple Seeds

  • Caffeine

  • Walnuts

  • Mushrooms

All dogs’ young and old have the need to chew, make sure to monitor your new puppy closely when chewing and provide appropriate things for them to chew on. Your shoes will thank you!

Recommended treat brands:

 

  • Sojo's

  • Charlie Bears          *Zukes

  • Nootie                    *BilJac

  • Fruitables

  • Bocce's Bakery

  • Spot Farms

  • Bixbi

  • Good Lovin'

  • Prairie Dog

  • Plato Pet Treats

Safe chews/treats for dogs:

 

  • Bully sticks

  • Water Buffalo Horns

  • Hooves

  • Antlers

  • Himalayan Chews

  • Trachea

  • Pig nose

  • Kong (filled with frozen sweet potato, natural peanut butter, plain yogurt etc.) 

  • Natural treats (training treats, jerky, etc.)

Un-safe chews/treats for dogs:

 

  • Rawhide

  • Cooked bones

  • Sticks

  • Flavored nylon bones

  • Bleached or dyed chews

  • Treats that contain BHA, BHT, TBHQ, Ethoxyquin, Food Dyes, and Propylene Glycol, (commenly found in many generic treat brands.)

 

Dog Food Shopping List:

 

What to look for in a dry/wet food:

 

  • Natural preservatives (Vitamin C/E) or no preservatives

  • Meat (Chicken meal, salmon meal, lamb meal, etc.)  as the FIRST ingredient

  • No Grain-Free

  • Made in the U.S.A.

 

Ingredients to avoid:

 

  • Corn and wheat gluten

  • Peas, lentils as the source of protein 

  • Animal by-products

  • BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)

  • BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

  • Ethoxyquin

  • Food Dyes (Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, 4-MIE)

  • PG (Propylene Glycol)

  • Rendered fat

If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise. ~Author Unknown