Our care instructions and recommendations
Feeding your puppy/dog a healthy diet & supplementations
Our puppies eat Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Food, mixed with some water to soften the kibble, one teaspoon of Plain Dannon Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, or Cottage Cheese (regular), and a tbsp of wet Purina Pro Plan Puppy can food; all mixed with the kibble. What is not eaten immediately, place in refrigerator until ready to eat again. Increase food intake as they continue to grow. They receive unlimited water. It is normal for your puppy/dog to lose his/her appetite during his transition to his new home, but it is imperative your puppy/dog eats.
To help stimulate his/her appetite you can purchase Nutri-Cal and give a finger tip of the paste by mouth, at least 3-5 times a day. Give him/her their NuVet immune booster supplement once a day, which can be ordered with this link http://www.nuvet.com/60540, I will be providing you with samples. You can crush the tablet and put it into his food, or NuVet sells the vitamins in a powder form, and other skin care products which are great! We also provide our growing puppies with Sure Grow 100 supplement up until 9 months of age. The We give our puppies the NuVet Joint Support, which is an additional joint/bone support since they tend to grow pretty quickly; we want to make sure they have all the essentials for strong and healthy bones and joints. These products can only be order online, link is above. We also provide our puppies with Omega Fish Oil and Organic Coconut oil. Products are available at your local pet store or Amazon; please purchase these supplements in advance before you receive your baby. To change his/her food, each day simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more with his new food until you’re feeding your new food exclusively. Please make sure the food is of high quality.
Register your puppy’s Microchip:
Register your puppies Microchip once you receive him/her. Visit AKC to enroll your pet today! http://www.akc.org/lost-and-found/
Crate training is Highly Recommended once you receive your puppy/dog. A crate is a safe haven where your puppy will feel safe and secured. Never use the crate for bad behavior. We also recommend the Puppy Apartment from www.modernpuppies.com , use discount code DB33351, it’s an amazing tool to help potty train your Puppy with ease, and the IRIS puppy playpen for safe and secure playtime for small puppies. Crate size recommendations for a Frenchie are 30” or 36” for a bulldog. Frequent walks before and after feeding is essential. I am a stay at home mom so our puppies and dogs are accustomed to going outside to play every 1 ½ hours for about 25 minutes at a time (under supervision and considering hot/humid weather). Encourage and reward good behavior.
Keeping your baby groomed:
Although your baby may not be a longhaired dog, she/he still needs daily maintenance. Brushing is essential to remove excess dead hair, dander, and encourage new growth and healthy skin. Bathing with hypoallergenic or All Natural Apple and Oatmeal Shampoo, and cleaning ears with Davis Ear Wash with gauze, should be done once every two-three weeks. Combing your pet using Sleek Ez ( www.sleekez.com ) is amazing, and reduces shedding tremendously.
Wrinkles should be cleaned daily to prevent any moisture or odor build up; we recommend Duoxo Chlorhexidine 3% PS Pads. You can apply a small amount of Organic coconut oil to the nose when it starts to get dry, and can be applied directly to any scratches or dry skin. His or her eyes should be bright and clear. If you notice discharge from the eyes, clean with pet eyewash like Clear Eyes for dogs or rinse with saline solution. Nails should be trimmed bi-weekly with either a pet nail clipper and or a Dremel, to prevent nails from overgrowing and to prevent any anxiety when needing to trim their nails.
Keep your pets up to date on all vaccinations and deworming:
A puppy should receive at least three sets of DHPPv (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus; 2 sets of Bordetella (Canine Bordetella Bronchiseptica aka Kennel Cough), and his/her Rabies inoculations by the time the puppy reaches 16 weeks of age. Then their yearly booster vaccines for all of the above at one year old and over. Please check with your veterinarian as your state may have different vaccination requirements.
Be sure when searching for a veterinarian in your area that you are looking for a licensed veterinarian with experience and knowledge with the Bulldog & French Bulldog breed. Do not be afraid to ask questions.
Introducing your puppy/dog to other dogs:
If you have pets already, please make sure all your existing pets are up to date on their vaccinations, has been dewormed (with a negative fecal screen by your veterinarian), and is healthy. Puppies are just like human babies. They should not be introduced to any dog (friends dogs, dog park, etc.), until your puppy has been fully vaccinated (around 16 weeks old). Just like newborns, they are susceptible to catching any sickness from other pets, including but not limited to viruses, parasites, etc. When introducing adult dogs, make sure they are supervised and allowed to greet each other under supervision.
Socialization (recommended once puppy is up to date on all vaccines and deworming. Expose your dog to different people and settings regularly. The more your dog learns of the world, the more comfortable he will be in it. The AKC Canine Good Citizen® program (http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm) is an excellent resource for socialization and training. CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you will discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. AKC also offers several other unquie programs such as the AKC Therapy Dog Program, visit this link for more information http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-therapy-dog-program/?_ga=1.222772507.1218876627.1482020770
Puppies can begin receiving their heartworm preventatives by the time they turn 8 weeks old. Please see your vet to start your baby on heartworm prevention. Heartworm Disease comes from a mosquito bite. For more information on Heartworm Disease and prevention, please go to this link http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/circulatory_system/heartworm_disease/overview_of_heartworm_disease.html.
We recommend Revolution OR Trifexis, These products cover heartworm prevention, intestinal parasite, flea’s, and more. Ask your veterinarian for more information.
Here are some helpful sites:
Get to know the AKC French Bulldogs https://www.akc.org/breeds/french_bulldog/index.cfm
Get to know the AKC Bulldog
AAHA The Standard of Veterinary Excellence – Healthy Pets https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/default.aspx
Orthopedic Foundation For Animals – www.offa.org to check out our health tested dogs (simply enter their name, under search for health tested dogs, on the main page, and to get more information on health testing for all breeds.
We love animals and we know you love them too! Unfortunately, the majority of dogs and cats are not receiving a complete, healthy diet and many become ill and die prematurely. NuVet Labs™ main purpose is to help increase your pet’s longevity and quality of life. Our products, NuVet Plus™ for Canines and NuVet Plus™ for Felines, provide the very best human-grade, natural ingredients available and utilize the latest advances in medical, veterinary and nutritional science. We pledge to adhere to the highest standards in products and services. Our goal is to maintain a lasting and caring relationship with our family of NuVet Plus™ customers and their pets they love. NuVet scientists, veterinarians and formulators began with the premise that most pet diets are lacking the proper amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. There are important nutrients that animals once received when they were living in a more primitive environment that are not available in the modern diet. Commercial pet foods contain numerous by-products that can make them poisonous, toxic and incapable of reducing the devastating effects of unstable oxygen molecules, also known as “free radicals.” Free radicals have been implicated in more than fifty health problems in humans and animals including various forms of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, cataracts and premature aging. After extensive testing with many different combinations of ingredients, our scientists formulated NuVet Plus™. We believe, based on the most current medical, veterinarian and nutritional reports, NuVet Plus™ will combat the onslaught of free radicals in our companion pets. This unique formula consists of precise amounts of vitamins, minerals and high-potency antioxidants that when combined, create a synergistic and powerful boost to the immune system. Each puppy we sell goes to its new home with samples and a brochure about NuVet Labs. NuVet is proud to announce their new grooming product line which includes shampoos, conditions, and much more!! TO ORDER CALL BY PHONE: 800-474-7044 – YOU WILL NEED ORDER CODE #: 60540 OR click on the link and place your order: http://www.nuvet.com/60540
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