From puppy dental care and diet to microchip and puppy poop. There is a lot to know about raising a puppy.

Diet.
When it comes to feeding the puppy, I do not encourage feeding raw meat diet’s or grain -free diet’s . When choosing a food, you need to look at what is important to you nutritionally. That’s why I recommend diamond large breed puppy food. This brand has feeding trails and decades of research behind it.
it’s always important to look at how much and how often you are feeding the puppy. You may feed from a glass, ceramic or stainless steel bowl, muffin tin, slow feeder or large roasting pan. Be certain to wash the bowls frequently.

it’s not a good idea to offer your puppy “people” food from the table. Instead we recommend treats such as fresh fruits and vegetables, excluding grapes, raisins, corn, potatoes, and onions. When it comes to a feeding schedule, recommend three meals a day until age 6 months, then two meals a day for the rest of your puppies live. This reduces the risk of bloat and makes housebreaking easier.

Nutritional supplements.

I recommend having a few preventive health products on hand. While diarrhea is not normal, it is all too common in puppies when being introduced into a new home.

having breeders edge puppyLyte, A bit of veterinarian Kaolin-Pectin, and some Doc Roy’s Synbiotics can help manage the inevitable diarrhea more quickly, without an emergency veterinarian visit, and with less damage to your carpet. Also, be certain the dewormers are administered according to the scheduled provider.

Water

Water does not need to be available at all times, but it should be available multiple times a day. Taking the water away in the evening can help the puppy sleep through the night without waking you up to go out. Water is the most important nutrient we provide our dogs. Be certain to use clean stainless steel or ceramic bowls, not plastic. Wash the bowls and change the water frequency.

it’s always important to look at how much and how often you are feeding the puppy.

How much should my puppy poop?

up to four stools a day can be normal for a puppy. They should be firm enough to pick up. Check with your vet ahead  of time to see if they want you to bring a stool sample to your first visit . If your puppy is having loose stool or you are struggling with housebreaking, speak to your veterinary professional for assistance. Probiotics such as doc Roy’s G.I.Synbiotics, canned pumpkin and long cooking rice added to the diet can help manage loose stool while you are making arrangements for veterinarian care.

Teeth, nail and ear care

when it comes to dental care for a new puppy I recommend teaching him early how to have his teeth brushed. The use of safe dental chews and diet‘s with dental care products included along with regular tooth brush twice a week will help manage dental tartar. Nails should be Weekly. This allows your puppy to learn when young to tolerate his or her nails being trimmed. It will keep his or her nails from becoming too long. And for keeping ears clean, handle your puppies ears when young. Avoid the use of solutions in your puppies ears unless you are directed to use these products by your veterinarian professional.

Microchips

Micro chips are a great way to help your puppy find his or her way home should he or she become lost. It is important to note through, that micro chips aren’t like a GPS system. They don’t track your dog. Also, they only work if the microchip is registered in your name. Ask your veterinary professional or breeder (if Your breeder does micro-chips) to insert this chip at one of your first visits. They are quick and painless to insert. It is the only sure way to prove your puppy is your puppy!!