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 and 30 inches high should be a good height.
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,
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 game. www.chewy.com/petmate-8-panel-wire-exercise-
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% off.
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.
TYLAN SOLUBLE POWDER SOLD AT Chewy.com
FORTIFLORA SOLD AT Chewy.com OR AT Amazon.com or your vet
Marquis sold only through your vet.
TOLTRAZURILB 5% SOLD AT AT horseprerace.com