LETTER FROM YOUR PUPPY AND ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEED
Must Buy - Eukanuba Puppy Large Breed dry dog food is what we
are eating. You will need to buy this at a pet/feed store or Chewy.com. If
you choose to get a different brand after the 1st month then you need to
mix this food with the new food for a week so it doesn't upset my
stomach. Whatever brand you buy later it MUST be Large Breed Puppy.
My body will be growing very fast for the 1st year and the formula that
large breed puppy food is made with will help to ensure that my bones
will grow properly. You wouldn't want to spend all this money on me
and take a short cut on the dog food and end up with improper growth
of my bones that could affect my ability to be a typical Lab.
Must Buy - FortiFlora Is a special kind of probiotic that I will also
need sprinkled on my food for the 1st month. This will help control any
diarrhea issue that may arise due to stress of a new household or from
any treatments I may need for parasites. This particular brand will not
interfere with any medications I may need so don't shop for a cheaper
brand. You can get this from your vet, amazon or Chewy.com
Use one packet to sprinkle into a gallon size ziplock bag filled about
2/3 full of dog food. Shake it around and you are good to go.
Must Have - WIRE CRATE with 2 doors works in any area and folds
down to pack or store. This will be my den and a safe space for me and
your home when I am alone and you are busy. Don't be afraid to put me
in it allot or I may have lots of accidents in your home when I wake up
or I may chew on things when you aren't watching me. You can get these
at any pet store or my breeder orders them online at
Must Have - BABY/DOG GATE will be extremely important. I will
need to be contained in one room only until I have perfect house
manners and potty training done. If you have a friend that will loan you
one that will save on some expense but make sure you disinfect it with
bleach & water. The metal ones are the most durable. https://www.
LIVER TREATS or any soft treats for training me. I love being
rewarded; rather it’s a happy voice or food. But if I seem to be a little
stubborn than a tiny piece of soft treat before I have a full tummy will
get my full attention and I will be much more interested in pleasing you
to get that yummy thing from your hand. Remember tear small bits off
because treats are rich and fattening and can upset by belly if I get large
amounts at once. My breeder buys them at Pet Stores such as Petco.
BULLY STICK is a great chewing entertainer with a little flavor to keep
our attention and no odor for you. If at 1st we aren't interested in it try
getting an adult dog ( that you know well ) to chew on it to bring out the
flavor. One will last us a long time till our jaw gets stronger. Feed stores
tend to sell these. Costco tends to have them in a bag of 20. You can go
online to this link to see what they are all about, www.chewy.com/bones-
Play Pen- This is an extra thing you might be able to due without. But if
you have to be gone for long periods of time regularly it can help. You
can attach an Exercise pen to the crate when you leave for work. That
way I have an area to play that will help keep me out of trouble or till I
get old enough to control my bladder till you return to let me out of my
crate. This link is an example of play pens; The higher the better
because I may learn to climb the 24 inch high one fairly early in the
Doggy Bed - this type has a lip around it which acts as a fake fence to
help keep me and my toys contained. It also comes off for cleaning.
TOYS that roll are self entertaining so you can due other things while I
am at your feet wanting something to do. Even toys that you can put my
kibble or treats in. A Barbell type toy is great because it has a small
area for my little mouth to carry it but has a large area that I can
strengthen my jaws on.
Nu Vet Vitamins from Nu Vet Labs. Theses are important for a strong
immune system and for my very fast growing body. You can get them on
our breeder's discount if you use,
Order online from www.nuvet.com/434563
The phone number is 1-800-474-7044 - Use code # 434563.
If you go with Auto Ship program they will give you an additional 15%
Be sure to use the order # 434563 so the breeder will know you are
taking all the pre-cautions to ensure my good health and growth.
These are the items below are what we use to control several things that
pups go through which can cause diarrhea and are all essential to
keeping a healthy gut with firm stool.