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Make sure your puppy is fed 3 times daily, and has a fresh supply of water. As your puppy gets older, you can feed him 2 times a day, but have water available at all times. If you choose not to feed him the type of food he’s been used to, introduce the new food slowly, mixed with food he’s been used to eating. If he develops diarrhea, try giving him some plain yogurt (about one tablespoon) with his food twice a day, until the diarrhea goes away. If the diarrhea persists for more than two days, please consult your vet.

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It is best to use bottled or filtered water at first, and gradually mix it with your tap water to get your puppy used to the different water.
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Your new puppy needs lots of rest. Do not carry your puppy excessively. If you have small children, please be aware that too much “love” can be harmful to a small puppy
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Make sure the hair surrounding the rectal area is cut short so there is no blockage. If the hair is too long, use scissors or clippers to trim the hair. If you see your puppy straining when he’s trying to poop, check for dried feces and clean it off. This is extremely important! If your puppy cannot defecate, it is life threatening!
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Please check with your veterinarian for worming recommendations and to keep your puppy current on vaccinations.
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While your puppy is young, avoid public places, especially doggy parks or the dog areas at rest stops.  If you must stop somewhere in public, choose an area that does not appear to be frequented by other dogs.  We can provide enough puppy pads for you to have a place for your puppy to go safely until you get him home—this is the best option.

 

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