Ohana’s Australian Labradoodle
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Puppy Wellness exam:
Schedule your puppy wellness exam with your local Vet to be done within 72 hours of bringing your puppy home. Do not put the puppy on the floor at the Vets office or let him touch surfaces that have not been cleaned. (Remember, sick puppies go to the Vets office!) Take your puppy vaccination record with you. Ask your Vet when he/she feels that it is safe to take your puppy to public places where other dogs have been. Do not allow your Vet to give your puppy the Leptospirosis Vaccine (AKA Lepto) unless you fully understand the possible side effects and it is needed in your area. Additionally, please educate yourself on the standard protocol for Rabies Vaccine and other NON CORE vaccines and if your Vet wants to administer Vaccines you need to know why. There are side effects with vaccines and it is best to put off any vaccines until needed. Most Vets do not recommend Rabies Vaccines prior to 20 weeks of age. Your puppy’s immune system is NOT fully developed and it is up to you to protect it. Do not give your puppy Oral flea/tick preventative without reading all of the side effects online first. Bravecto has already taken the life of one of our extended families beloved Labradoodles.

Enroll your Puppy for Pet insurance: Most people find this to be very practical at least for the
first 8-12 months when the puppy is past the chew on, and taste everything phase.

Read more about how to boost your puppy’s immune system for a healthy puppy.
All of our dogs are supplemented with NuVet Plus, and Your puppy has been supplemented with NuVet Plus since birth continuing this supplement has proven beneficial to helping them during the transition into their new home. You can order your own supply before the puppy comes homes.

Microchip: Register your puppy’s Microchip the form will be included with the vaccination records that will include your puppy’s unique number. Please register this within 72 hours.
Ask the Vet to scan your Microchip for positive identification.

Feeding: Your puppy will eat dry kibble 3 times per day, ½- 3/4 Cup each feeding. What goes in must come out, thus scheduled feedings are best for ease of house training. If you will be gone for a longer period of time then free feed, but be certain that puppy has a place to eliminate. Your puppy is artificial grass-trained. I use the brands Tinkle Turf and PetMaker. You can confine your puppy to a small space such as the Kitchen, leave his crate open and place the grass on the floor. Many people use the wire or plastic exercise pens that can be purchased at Pet stores. They come in 8, 2’ wide panels with different heights I recommend a height of no less than 36 “. This will make into a 4×4 pen. If you have tile or flooring that can be scratched purchase a scrap piece 6’x 6’of linoleum from a flooring place. The exercise pen is useful in many ways.

Your puppy is eating Diamond Large Breed puppy food. We also recommend Natural Balance L.I.D Duck and Lamb;

Potato all life stage food
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com

More about dog food, http://www.asuperiorgsd.com/dog.food.html
Essential supplies (see additional pre-paks for special offers)

Crate: Crates come in many sizes and materials. You may want a smaller crate for the car and Travel.
More on Crate sizes and crate training information http://www.midwesthomesforpets.com
Remember, during crate training, the crate shouldn’t be so big that they feel comfortable going potty on
one side and sleeping on the other.

Pros
Wire Crates
Good Ventilation
Fold down
You can see your puppy
Many sizes to choose from
May have more than one door.
Plastic Crates
Approved for airline shipping
Private
Easy on car interior
Lighter weight than wire

Cons

Not much privacy
Heavy
Can scratch car interior/or floors
Not approved for airline shipping
Accidents may come out of crate
Not as well ventilated as a wire crate
Not as easy to see your puppy
Not as compact to store
Accidents from your puppy will stay inside

Treats: I personally am not a fan of Rawhide chews, too many dogs end up in the Pet ER to have pieces of rawhide removed from inside them. Remember to take away any small pieces to prevent choking.

For Training: Try boiled Chicken breast. Seems to be easy on the tummy. Use only for
training. We have also found that the log type dog food such as Natural balance is easy to cut into small training treats.

Ear Care: We like to use NuVet Therapeutic Treatment and ear Cleaner. This is the best
we have found for routine ear care, we use it 1x every 10-14 days. All natural, a great preventative for ear problems.

Shampoo and Conditioner: We like to use Puppy Shampoo PH Balanced and non irritating
or natural Oatmeal shampoos.

Stain and Odor Remover: Be prepared for accidents before they happen with an all
organic and safe biodegradable product from NuVet

Supplies (favorite vendors) discounted prices
Revival www.revivalanimal.com 1 800 786 4751

Please keep in touch and call/text with any questions
Denae Gunter (916) 704-1977
Email: ohanadoodles@gmail.com
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