This guide is designed to help you after you have picked up your puppy. You can go through it in advance to prepare.
Congratulations! The time has come to bring your new puppy into your home.
We are going to go over all of this on the day you get your new baby but take this opportunity to review and prepare questions.
Choose a name for your new puppy.
You will need an official name to call your puppy for the rest of the steps.
Schedule a Vet appointment.
Although your puppy has had a check up and first round of Vaccinations, it is recommended that you bring
your puppy to your trusted veterinarian for a wellness check. This will get your puppy use to going into their office and allow your vet to get your new puppy on file and schedule all the upcoming vaccinations. They can prescribe a flea and heartworm regiment also.
Remember to bring the health record we provided in your packet so the vets staff will know what’s been done already.
Order or pick up Puppy food
You will been provided a sample as well as a few days supply of the dog food that your puppy has been eating. Victor Hi Pro-Plus is an all life stages dog food and can be fed for many years.
For your convenience. If your picking up your puppy in person we can have a pre-ordered 40lb. bag here for you to pick up from us when you get your puppy. Visit Our Shop to Purchase Food
Currently your puppy is being fed 1/3 – 1/2 Cup 3 times a day. This will increase as your puppy grows and becomes increasingly more active. Most foods are 3.5 – 5 cups per day, check your dog food label to determine the proper amount to feed.
Order NuVet Plus Vitamins
Your puppy has been getting a daily vitamin supplement since they started the transition from mothers’ milk to eating solid food. I recommend keeping this vitamin in the nutrition plan. It will help strengthen the immune system, help with a healthy shiny coat, and boost your puppy’s overall health. Order it from www.nuvet.com use discount code 79883 or and if you like you can purchase a bottle to take home when you pick your puppy up. Visit our Shop to Purchase Vitamins
Register you puppy’s Microchip
Your puppy has a microchip identification implant. It has a lifetime prepaid enrollment. This is not a GPS chip (they dont exist yet) it has a number that can be found with a microchip scanner. The number must be registered to your name and contact information so that if your puppy is lost whoever finds them can get them scanned and then they can contact you to return your puppy.
Register with AKC and or CKC
Each club has great benefits and will keep you updated on lots of important news in the dog world. It is well worth the tiny expense to register your dog. For those with AKC registration applications visit: www.AKC.org and for those with CKC registration applications visit: www.CKCusa.com
Snuggle puppy is a great tool for the transition from our pack to your pack.
Dogs and puppies are pack animals who are instinctively drawn to their mother and others in their pack. The Snuggle Puppy recreates that intimacy with physical warmth and a simulated heartbeat.
The result is a calmer, more peaceful pet-one that feels less loneliness, fear and separation anxiety.
If your picking up your puppy in person we can have a pre-ordered snuggle puppy here for you to pick up from us when you get your puppy that we will rub on the litter-mates and mommy too for that familiar scent. Visit Our Shop to Purchase a Snuggle Puppy
Each area is different, most require a license to have a dog. It is important to find out the local regulations about pet ownership.