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Puppy Shopping List
A Crate will help with potty training and keep your
puppy safe when you can't be there. If overused it will backfire and potty training will be a disaster. Never leave things in the crate that they can choke on.
*Pro plan large puppy food
*Food Bowls (plastic can turn their nose pink)
*Collar. Puppies wear around 10-12" at 6-8
weeks. Adult Goldens usually wear 20- 22"
*ID Tag -very inexpensive insurance
*Leash -Slip style leads are good for trained
dogs and knowlegable dog handlers, not to be
handed to child to drag a puppy around
*Crate- When used properly, a crate makes potty
training easier and teaches your puppy to hold it. Small size will last til they are about 3 mo old, so get a medium if you want to use it longer. If you want one to use forever, get the large
BED - You do not want a bed that the puppy can chew
up and choke on. No Strings.
*Nature's Miracle - a must for cleaning up messes
*Bitter Apple - to prevent chewing
*TOYS -Kong is most durable.- A must to keep puppy from eating your house during teething
*Puppy Shampoo -
Make sure to use a puppy shampoo
on pups. I use Oatmeal based shampoo on my
adults. People shampoos can give your puppy
*Ear wipes - Best Ear Cleaning Wipes
*Toe nail clippers
*Grooming brushes -
*Hot Spots - Anything that itches can cause hot spots. It is important to stop the itching as soon as possible because they can get worse quick.. You may need antibiotics from the vet but
this helps until you get there.
* Vet products and knowledgable answers on
how to use them, Call: Revival Animal Health
Treats -If you are worried about ingredients in your treats,
Get pure chicken - PUREBITES
Ear infections - The vet has a new product that is a 2 time dose!
Ask about it!
How Much do I feed my Dog or Puppy?
Everyone wants to know the exact amount to feed their dog or puppy, but since everyone has different metabolisms and exercise routines, there is no "one size fits all" diet. If you want to know how much to feed your dog, look at their weight. If they do not have a waist, they are too fat, cut them back slowly until their waist comes back. If their ribs and backbone are sticking out, they are too thin. Give them more. It has nothing to do with what your other dog eats or what your neighbor's dog eats; It is what your dog eats and what they look like. It is better for your dog's joints and their health in general, to keep them on the thinner side, but not skinny. If they are too fat, you are to blame.
Fencing - Most goldens when boarded will figure out a way out of chain link. If you use it, you need to reinforce each link with extra wire attachments. My husband works with fencing materials and can help you with your fencing questions. 7046199073
Many people think that shaving your golden's coat makes them cooler......Since they do not sweat like
us, this is not true. Here is a good article about why ....
Shedding -Goldens shed and a simple quick daily brushing gets the hair on the brush instead of your furniture. If you totally can't handle shedding, you can use a shedding formula, but you need to take
them off it in the spring so they can blow their coat
Heartworm and Flea Meds- I rotate mine. Ask about this if you want to know why
All Natural Flea and Tick control for
(Not good for them to inhale)
Brewers Yeast - For places without a big flea problem (and during cold months of the year), or with pregnant dogs, can use Brewers Yeast, to repel fleas. Never give it to nursing moms because it makes their milk taste bad.
Wound Care - In many cases, you will need to get antibiotics from your vet for a bad boo boo.
Here are some over the counter things you can
use. Clean off scabs with..
Cleaning Kennels the natural way with probiotic cleaners. Use this code to get a 20% discount NancyForSkin20
Bark Stop- works for controlling barking in many dogs without hurting them in anyway.
For Nervous situations?
I do not remove dew claws. Here is a good video on why.
Digging? Try burying a little of their poop in
Overheating - Since dogs sweat thru their paws, the fastest way to cool your dog down is to cool off the paws of their feet. Rubbing alcohol can be used in severe
Not hungry? Mix human chicken baby food in
regular food so you don't upset their stomach by
mixing new food in. Chicken baby food is the mildest thing to mix in that tastes good.
Eating too fast? Slow feed bowl
Deworming your dog 4 times a year with Panacure or Safeguard wormers has many health benefits. (3-5 days in a row)
Panacur or Safeguard
Eating something they shouldn't? Maybe
socks? Make them swallow Hydrogen peroxide to force
Since flies lay their eggs in poop, having animals usually
means having flies. We use 2 products to control them...
Fly Preditors are little bugs that eat fly eggs and are
very small nonintrusive little bugs. They are shipped in
the egg form to your door. Fly Preditors
You can also keep your poop barrels open to attract all
the local flies and then spray it with this - Safe Fly Spray