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 Congratulations,  You will be taking home one of our puppies soon.

Here is a list of some of our favorite items to consider and to help you prepare for the homecoming of your new family member. 

To Prepare--Shopping List:

Let’s Prepare for your new puppy! This list is the most important things to purchase before your puppy comes home.

 

_____Food: We feed Purina Pro Plan Performance 30/20 Chicken and Rice. https://amzn.to/3SSYwcF  comes in 6 lb., 18 lb., 37.5 lb. or 48 lb. bags.

We recommend not switching the food for at least a week. If switching your puppy’s food blend together gradually so they adjust gradually.

 

____Probiotic: We recommend Purina forta- flora probiotic. https://amzn.to/3STT89d

We recommend starting when the puppy comes home and continuing for 30 days. The probiotic helps puppies adjust to the change in water and overall stress.

 

____Vitamins: Puppies do lots of growing and developing in the first year. We recommend a daily multivitamin for our puppies. Nuvet Vitamins is not just a vitamin. It’s also an immune system builder with a precise balance of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, amino acids and high-potency antioxidants. That’s why it works so well through all three stages of a dog’s life.

 

  • For younger dogs (under 2 years old), it strengthens their immune system, while building and strengthening the cardiovascular, skeletal and nerve systems.

 

  • For dogs in their prime (age 2-8), it improves the luster of their skin and coat while protecting against allergies, skin and coat problems, staining from tears, digestive problems, etc.

 

  • For older dogs (over 8 years old), it helps protect against, tumors, premature aging, cataracts, heart conditions, diabetes and many types of cancer, while extending the life and improving the vitality of many dogs.

 

I highly recommend NuVet Plus to keep your pet on the path to perfect health! It’s not available in stores, and is only available to the general public with an order code from an authorized pet professional.

 

For your convenience, you may order directly from the manufacturer by calling 800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 29178, or ordering online at www.nuvet.com/29178 .  You can also save an additional 15% and assure you never run out of NuVet by choosing the “AutoShip” option at check out.  We also love the Joint supplement for our older dogs and the cat supplement for our kitties!

____Microchip (We are happy to do this before your puppy comes home for an additional  

          $65 in our AKC Puppy protection pack)

____AKC Papers registered ( We are happy to do this for you in our AKC Puppy Protection

         Pack)

____Complimentary AKC Pet insurance activated ( you will receive email after puppy’s AKC

         application is registered)

 

Basics:

____Food and water bowls: we recommend stainless steel over plastic and ceramic bowls   https://amzn.to/48gz2Ky

 

____Bed: We recommend easy to wash puppy bed. https://amzn.to/4buWvdT

 

We also love the Kuranda cot. It is chew proof, Orthopedic and easy to clean.  We have tried several kinds over the years and find this one to be the best.  Order one here:  https://kuranda.com?partner=27658

 

____Crate or Kennel- We recommend crate training https://amzn.to/3HVhOaZ

 

____ Blanket- (bring with for moms scent)  https://amzn.to/48eRJ1j

 

____ Heart beat Puppy (highly recommend) -- https://amzn.to/494Gb1Q

 

____ID tag and Collar https://amzn.to/3SCNc2S

 

____ Leash-- Leash- 6 foot leash --  https://amzn.to/3SSJkfx

 

____ Retractable leash --https://amzn.to/3OCKFoa

 

____ Slip Lead -- https://amzn.to/49t0Rk2

 

____ Harness -- https://amzn.to/49aMeC1

 

____Puppy waste bags – for those walks https://amzn.to/3uuGVhK

 

____ Pooper Scooper   https://amzn.to/3HQzzZ7

 

 

Training:

____Puppy pee pads- if you plan to train your puppy indoors https://amzn.to/3uqaaSX

 

____Paper towel and spot cleaner -Nuvet makes a great spot cleaner https://www.nuvetlabs.com/order_new2/shopping-cart.asp  Order Code: 29178

 

____Carpet cleaner  https://amzn.to/4brXvj7

 

____Teething toys- We love anything nylabone! https://amzn.to/48drKHq or https://amzn.to/3SR0WZi

or Kong  https://amzn.to/4burjLR    and don't forget the kong fill!

 

____Puppy treats- We love Pup-Peroni https://amzn.to/3HSlUR0 or https://amzn.to/3SxuGc9

 

 ____Good puppy books- We love

            1.How to Raise the Perfect dog through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan

                  https://amzn.to/3SwCE5r

            2. The Art of Raising a Puppy by  Monks of New Skete https://amzn.to/3SyiA2C

            3. How to Behave so Your Dog Behaves by Sophia Yin https://amzn.to/3w3Z06D

            4. The Dog Listener by Jan Fennel https://amzn.to/497cKw1

            5. The Puppy Primer by Pat McConnell’s https://amzn.to/496QmTF

 

____Enrolled in puppy training class- We say any training is good training! We do recommend an AKC Star puppy class if available in your area.

 

Grooming:

____Shampoo and Conditioner- We like an oatmeal based one for puppies. Nuvet sells a great one free of human products and specially formulated to the PH of a dogs coat

https://www.nuvetlabs.com/order_new2/products.asp Order Code: 29178

____Dog brush and zoom groom

          Pin brush  https://amzn.to/3UGpXrz

          Zoom groom https://amzn.to/3uvvXsm

 

____Dog toothbrush and toothpaste  https://amzn.to/499UAtL

____Ear Cleaner -Nuvet makes a good one https://www.nuvetlabs.com/order_new2/ear-cleaner.asp  Order Code: 29178

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