We feed the version that is GOOD FOR ALL LIFE STAGES. Just click on the link
below to have it delivered monthly to your doorstep.
NEW PUPPY CARE:
We are confident in our ability of sending you
a puppy well adjusted for your home. From the time our puppies are born, they are handled daily and called by name, once we
or you have appointed them one. Music is played for their pleasure and socialization. Our children also interact with
them. It's been said puppies feet must touch at least 7 different textures by the age of 8 wks. We can guarantee
ours have done over 20. We are very hands-on!
*To make the transition to your home the least amount of stress on everyone, please read
and carefully follow our instructions below. We are not experts but having raised puppies for 16 years, have gained
much needed knowledge.
Baths are given
at least twice by the age of 8 wks. and nails trimmed. We use human toenail clippers on our puppies. In continuing
these efforts, bathing should always be a bonding time rather than a battle.
***Australian Shepherd puppies will do well with a weekly brushing. We find that twice a year,
once they've reached adulthood, a very thorough brushing needs to be done on them to remove large clumps of excess hair.
***Miniature Dachshund puppies that are smooth coated need little
grooming, longhaired need weekly brushing behind the ears, top of their legs and around the tail (the areas of friction and
constant rubbing). The wires vary from puppy to puppy, some have little wire, almost a smooth coat with wisps, these
require little grooming. Then the other extreme would be the soft wires which look like Teddy Bears. These require
the most brushing, twice a week over their entire body would be sufficient, most attention given to the areas of friction.
*Oatmeal shampoo is excellent
for conditioning your puppies skin & coat. Also adding Omega 3 over their kibble can help.
We begin feeding Life's
Abundance All Life Stages dogfood to our puppies at 5 1/2 weeks of age (samples will be given with your puppy).
We free feed our puppies, for optimal growth and to prevent hypo-glysemia. By clicking on the link above, you can pre-order
and have the puppy food delivered right to your door. *Less stress is put on a puppy when they continue with the same
puppy food they are accustomed to.
your new puppy to eat for the first few days until they feel more comfortable you can smear cottage cheese, plain yougurt,
canned Proplan puppyfood etc. on their kibble. Puppies are often enticed by a fried egg slightly salted and left somewhat
*Karo syrup or honey can be smeared
on the roof of their mouth to energize them to eat. Veterinarians sell Nutrical.
*Hypo-glysemia can be brought on by your puppy becoming chilled (ours are raised in
a 75 degree environment), stressed from many different things such as more commotion then he or she is used to, children playing
too hard, other household pets, too many new people being introduced. Not unlike human children, these Toy puppies especially,
need to eat proper (4 x a day works best until they are more accustomed to their new home), and sleep several times throughout
***Australian Shepherd puppies are generally eating 1
cup per day at 8 wks. of age. By adult age, 2-3 cups if living a moderately active lifestyle.
If you choose to change dogfood brands, wean them out gently. It is a 6 day process
of adding a little more each day of the new variety. By day 7, your puppy will be strictly on the new.
80% of puppies have bad
teeth by the age of 3. We recommend you buy healthy treats such as: Greenies, Milkbones or rawhides which help eliminate the
tartar and bad breath. Rawhides need to be supervised so that your dogs doesn't choke. A good quality food
can also do much good in this area.
Toys of all kinds, soft
to tough, help eliminate the different types of plaques with accumulate on their teeth.
*February is Pet Dental Month, meaning less expensive rates.