Congratulations!
You now have a new addition to your household ~ a puppy! It has been noted in different sources I've read that puppies help people live longer and happier lives. They are full of love, energy and want to please their master. Enjoy!

I have put together some Puppy Essential Tips that many help you get through the first few days, weeks, or months. Please remember not to PANIC if your puppy doesn't adjust within 24 hours. It takes a week for them to acclimate. I get most of my "puppy panic calls" within the first week that people have their dog. Consequently, I have put this P.E.T. together. Puppies go through transition time from leaving their mother, litter mates, and secure environment. They may not eat well or may have loose stools. These tips should help you out.

Puppy eating schedule...
½ cup to ¾ cup 3 to 4 times daily, fresh water, and formula 80z. If necessary.

Puppy vaccinations...
Keep up-to-date on vet appointments, shots and caring for the general health of your puppy. Remember to invest in good nutrition and care for him/her; it will pay off in the long run. We have created a vaccinations checklist that you can download and print to help you keep track of your puppy's vaccination history.

Puppy won't eat...
Make sure you continue with Science Diet/Original Bites and soften if necessary. Your puppy was having baby formula before he/she left. Puppy Weaning Formula/follow instructions. They love it; however, it isn't necessary if they are doing fine on solid food. Puppies also love to eat broccoli stocks, brussel sprouts, and carrots. It's good for them! Also, it is important to start your puppy on a vitamin supplement-pet tablets or vitamin C 100 mg/puppy 500 mg/adult.

Puppy has diarrhea...
½ teaspoon of Kaopectate with meals until stools are firm. If the problem doesn't improve with in 48 hrs. call your vet. This is very common during the first week they are in their new environment. Cottage cheese is good food for your puppy.

Puppy has blood in stool...
Watch their stool for a day or two. They can sometimes get blood in their stool after they are wormed. You can also watch for worms. The pups have been wormed, however, please keep an eye on their stool. Blood in stools more than 48 hrs. needs to be checked by a vet. Take stool sample in so they can examine it.

Puppy won't sleep through the night...
He/she will awaken around 4 A.M to go potty. (I really enjoy the brisk air at 4 A.M. Hah!) After a couple weeks they get stronger and probably will sleep through the night. You can get them on your schedule after the adjustment period. They want to please you.

Puppy cries...
Put a toy and a towel in crate. You can also play soft music or put a clock near their crate for noise.

Puppies won't obey...
Puppies will learn to obey with consistent training. I suggest obedience training. (I would actually like to enroll my husband in one of these courses.) You can start training the day you bring your bundle of joy home.

Puppy is lethargic...
If puppy isn't eating and drinking it tends to make them sluggish. It is important to get them hydrated.

Puppy vomits...
A good tip to get the puppy back to health is to use Pedialyte. Try to encourage them to drink this from their bowl.

Puppy goes potty in house...
When they are sniffing around an area that's your que to get them out soon. Crate train them at night and watch for signs. In 3 weeks you will be happy you were strict.

Puppy sleeps too much...
Let them rest! They are like newborn babies. They have a limited amount of energy and will only play for awhile. Playtime should be 30 minutes at the beginning and then you can extend it as the days and weeks pass.

Puppy is chewing...
A simple trick is to rub some Dial Soap on the items puppy is chewing. One taste of that and the toys and dog dish will seem a lot better! Good luck with your puppy! I have put a great deal of time and energy into making these puppies "owner friendly" and wish you well. If my simple suggestions don't work or medical problems develop in the first few days/weeks/or months please call your vet.

Thanks again! I appreciate the business.

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