What are the Preparation items before bringing home your new pup?

Nutri-Cal – a vitamin paste – (at a Pet Store) Buy the tube that says for DOG.  Use in stressful situations for a pup.

Nutri-CAL for dogs
Nutri-CAL for dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry Food Kernels – Nutro Ultra Puppy Dry Food is the very best but is only found in Pet Stores. (must be moistened while still growing teeth.

Nutro Ultra Puppy Food
Nutro Ultra Puppy Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description
Nutro Ultra Holistic Superfood Blend contains the perfect mix of premium lean proteins, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy oils to help your dog be at his best. Combined protein sources from high-quality natural and holistic ingredients ensure optimal Amino Acid levels and great taste for your dog. Ultra Puppy products are specifically tailored for growing puppies (up to 12 months). Although formulated for puppies, the food meets the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages – which makes it perfect for feeding your pup as well as pregnant and nursing dogs!

Key Benefits
Three lean animal proteins from farm-raised chicken, pasture-fed lamb and salmon provide unique and complementary Amino Acids that work together to promote strong, lean muscles. Precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to support the high energy levels of large breed puppies. Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
Precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to support the high energy levels of growing puppies. Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption
Packed with antioxidants to help maintain a strong immune system, a healthy heart and sharp mind. Contains optimal calcium levels to help growing puppies build strong teeth and bones
Made with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is a high quality product that is produced in the manufacturer’s own facilities to ensure safety and quality.
Nutro’s dedicated team of experts tailor their formulas to your pet’s life stage and health condition. They only use natural ingredients that they directly buy and can trace back to their suppliers.

 

Wet Food – I use canned Pedigree Puppy: Chicken Beef Flavor. Not lamb/rice!     (For younger puppies the dry kernels must be moistened until teeth have finished growing in.). 

Pedigree

 

 

 

 

 

a/d Prescription Diet – a/d is similar to a liver purée. Extremely helpful for stressed puppies. Hills Science Diet a/d is by prescription only. The can reads Urgent Care for Canine and Felines. You can greatly help calm a pup during life changes and anxiety.

Hills Science Diet a/d is used for urgent care. It is similar to a liver purée. I give it to my pups when they are stressed, or in dire situations such as hypoglycemic attacks. Ask your vet for a few cans to keep on hand in your   “Just in case”  supply cabinet.

a/d Urgent Care Prescription Diet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treats – Frozen mixed veggies: not heated, just set out to room temperature. I give the veggies to my
pups every other day in moderation.
Also Small tidbits of banana, apple, cooked sweet potato.

Rawhide Chips – Flat rectangular or square – Natural, NOT flavored, preferably made in America.

Baby dept. toys – Cloth crinkly book, bounce balls with holes thru-out and other crinkle and rattle toys are great for small growing puppies.

Small breed toys squeakers – tiny balls – tiny plush squeaker toys. Buy a lot of assorted toys.

Stuffed large animals  for the floor for the pup to lounge on and jump on n off of.

Lix-It water bottles – for crate.

Crate and – Crate Bedding 18″x24″ pads and crate measurements.

Combs – rather than brushes one fine tooth and one wide tooth comb.

Rake Comb – for hair mats.

Ordering Supplies – Some of my favorite websites for ordering supplies are: Chewy.com,   i-pets.com for rawhide,   dog.com and jeffers.pet.com