Thank you for choosing to buy your puppy from us. Feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns about your new puppy. We will be happy to answer all of your questions. Remember your new puppy is a baby and you should treat your puppy with gentleness. Do not allow very young children to be rough with your new puppy. Puppies can be injured easily by young children. Do not allow your puppy to play too long and get overly tired or dehydrated as this can lead to low blood sugar, a condition known as hypoglycemia.
You have the standard 72 hours health guarantee. During that time, you should take your new puppy to the Vet and have him/her Vet checked. If any congenital defects are found such as heart, lungs, or kidneys, you must obtain a signed statement from your Vet’s office on their stationary. This statement must contain a description of the symptoms associated with the defect. If you return a puppy, you must bring the puppy registration papers and the medical records with the puppy. Upon return of the puppy, you may choose another puppy of equal value. If one is not available, I will refund your money.
Do not let your new puppy to get overly tired, too hot, or dehydrated; this can lead to a life-threatening condition known as hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood sugar. This occurs where there is a sudden drop in the level of blood sugar in the puppy. Signs of low blood sugar are weakness, confusion, shakiness, wobbly movements, or drooling. Its head may be tilted back. The puppy may appear limp and lifeless. The puppy’s gums may be pale or almost a grayish white or blue rather than a healthy, bright pink color. The puppy can easily go into shock, and if not cared for properly and promptly, may even die.
Treatment for Hypoglycemia
It is very important that you bring your puppy’s blood sugar up as fast as possible. If this is not done immediately, the puppy may have convulsions and go into a coma and death can result. The puppy needs something soft and high in sugar. A small amount of Forti-Cal, Nutri-Cal, Karo Syrup, any syrup, or sugar and water can be placed in the puppy’s mouth. Wait a few minutes and try to give him some more. If your puppy is still nor responsive, get him to the Vet as soon as possible.
Your puppy has been eating Purina Puppy Chow. I will give you a small bag to take home with you. A quick change from one food to another food can cause stomach problems. If you wish to change his food, do so gradually by mixing the two types of food together. Each day add more of the new food and less of the old food. Food and water should always be available for your new puppy. A small amount of Karo Syrup or sugar can be mixed in with your puppy’s drinking water.
Size of Puppy
I make no guarantee as to the size of your puppy as an adult. I can only give an estimate. Remember that tiny puppies are more prone to hypoglycemia and must be handled with extreme care. Be kind to your puppy and you can have many years of happiness.
Giving Shots and Worming Your Puppy
Worm your puppy every two weeks until 3 months of age.
Worm your puppy once a month from 3 to 6 months of age.
After 6 months, worm your puppy as an adult, from 2 to 4 times per year.
Start heart-worm preventative medication after 6 months of age.
Your puppy will need a total of 3 sets of puppy shots about 2 to 3 weeks apart.
The first set of puppy shots were given at 6 weeks.
Your puppy will need a yearly shot once a year.
A rabies shot should be given at 3 to 4 months of age.
All of the above should be given at the recommendation of your local Vet.