🐾Items your puppy will need in their new homes:🐾
** All items are of course only recommendations and are no way mandatory to purchase. Over the years almost all our puppy buyers have ask about products we recommend so I put together this page. **
Grooming At Home
I always tell our new families that crate training is onw of the best things you can do for your new puppy. Although they mat not enjoy it at first they live grow to like having their own space and it is a gateway into other training. I do not recommend putting plush beds inside of their crates, as they do tend to get hot. We use blankets or crate pads so they can move them out of the way or dig in them if need be. We also tell everyone to put an old blanket over the crate at night to help calm your puppy.
With Poodles and Doodles grooming is a HUGE part of the package but its not as daunting or as overwhelming as one may think. The key to both is brushing and bathing. If you click on each brush it will take you to a link of where you can buy them. Some great shampoo to keep their hair nice and shiny is CHI for Dogs. You'll also need a good pair of dog nail clippers. Having a set of grooming clippers at home comes in handy between grooming appointments. Being able to clean up the area around their eyes will prevent eye irritation and vision impairment. Also being able to keep their potty area clean for sanitary reasons. As well as keeping the hair trimmed between the pads of their feet to prevent painful impacting. There are many of great videos on YouTube for tips on grooming at home.
We always tell our puppy buyers to have put a plush bed in the living room or wherever the family hangs out the most. This gives your new puppy his/her own space while still allowing them to be with the rest of the family. Also the more toys the merrier! As most people know puppies go through aa teething stage just like our children. Chewing is their natural response to sooth their aching gums. toys with different textures will help with their teething. I really recommend getting a Kong or a similar toy to help with crate training and teething.
We feed our dog, mothers and puppies Purina Pro Plan. We have tried just about every dog food you could possibly think of and we have had issues with our picky eaters. They LOVE this brand! We send every puppy home with a sample of food. click on the bag for a link to buy some.
One secret weapon we always keep on hand is Diatomaceous Earth! This fine powder is not only safe for both humans and animals but can help with the following issues:
- improving your pets skeletal system
- decreasing inflammation
- preventing or reducing parasite burdens (Yes! this includes external parasites too)
- Improving your pet’s skin and coat!
- diatomaceous earth food grade products can control weight problems
- Eliminate fatty tumors
- Control that stinky dog odor!