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Puppy Care

Food and Nutrition

food

Lamb and Rice Formula

         Establishing a feeding schedule is an important part of your puppy’s training and it can give you a better understanding of when your puppy will need to go potty, making house-training easy and helping you keep his digestive system regular. You should watch your puppy to see the amount of food he eats to determine the serving size. Your puppy’s bag of food should have feeding instructions on the label. We will provide a food sample of the food that your puppy has been with since weaned. We feed Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice Puppy Formula. You can purchase Purina Pro plan dog food online on Amazon.com, chewy.com, or at local pet stores like PetSmart or Tractor Supply. We recommend Purina Pro Plan, but for any giving reason you decide to change food try not to do it drastically and avoid chicken; doodles have sensitive stomachs towards Chicken. Introduce the new food slowly mixing it in with the previous food for about a week until change is complete. You may notice the Puppy’s poop getting softer, it could be the change in the food or water, as we are in well water, and changing to city water can affect the consistency of their poop.    

food

Bowls

Stainless steel bowl

          Water is essential for the health and nutrition of all puppies. Therefore, fresh water must be available to your puppy at all times. Your puppy constantly loses fluids naturally that's why it's so important for your puppy to drink enough water so that he replaces what he loses. The water bowl should be emptied daily and washed constantly as bacteria can quickly build up, from things that blow or drift into the bowl or of food dropped into it. Stainless steel bowls are the easiest types of bowls to maintain clean, also the safest bowl for your dog to eat and drink from. The material will not leach potentially dangerous chemicals into your dog's food and water, like some plastics, aluminum, and is less likely to accumulate bacteria.

Grooming and Coat maintenance

Grooming and Coat maintenance

    A grooming routine with your dog helps you maintain his best health and lets you visually detect signs of potential issues that may require your veterinarian’s attention. It can also be a great way to start a bond with your dog. Your Puppy will not need any professional grooming until 6-8 months of age, until the adult doodle coat comes in. We recommend to take the puppy, fully vaccinated, to a groomer before that age to get  used to being groomed (puppy cut). You can also help your puppy get comfortable being groomed by doing weekly puppy (sanitary) clean up like bathing, brushing trimming nails and cleaning ears.

Dogs do not need Frequent baths. excessive bathing can dry out your dog’s coat and skin. Any dog shampoo works great on their coats. They do need constant brushing due to longer coats. A sliker brush or metal comb works great for (brushing their coat)

   List of things you may need.

Sliker Brush

Comb

Cowboy Magic

Nail Drill

Ear Cleaner

Shampoo