Your puppy has been micro-chipped and you must change all the information over to your name and details. You will also need to register your puppy with your local council. Your puppy has been vaccinated and vet checked but you will need to continue with the vaccination schedule as outlined in your vaccination card. Your puppy has had food available to them all day so he/she can eat whenever they may feel hungry. Please also ensure that you provide fresh drinking water at all times.
Puppies by nature are happy and outgoing souls with a zest for life. They will want to play in all family games and activities. Your puppy should be part of the family rather than just a one person dog; although you will find that he/she will develop a little more of a bond with whomever feeds, handles and grooms him/her the most. Puppies are very trainable provided the training is approached in a very understanding manner. Success depends on the establishment of a close and understanding relationship between the owner and the puppy. We do recommend attending puppy preschool which can usually be found through your local dog obedience club. This will help get you on the right track with your puppy’s training.
From the time you take your puppy home until around 6 months of age, they will need to have food on hand at all times. From 6 months to 12 months of age, your puppy will need 2 meals a day but once they are over 12 months of age, 1 meal a day will be sufficient.
Each meal could be:
* Chicken & Beef mince (preservative free) mixed with cooked rice, cooked vegetables and premium dry food
* Raw Chicken frames – not too small as they can choke
NEVER GIVE ANY TYPE OF COOKED BONES TO YOUR PUPPY/DOG INCLUDING CHICKEN, CHOPS ETC
* A Premium dry dog – Optimum (supermarket brand) or Nutrience/Science Diet etc. Stick to a puppy dry dog food until 12 months of age and then you can move onto an adult dry dog food. This is a balance diet which contains all the nutrients your puppy will need even in their adult life. There is no need to supplement their diet with any extra vitamins or minerals.
CLEAN, FRESH WATER MUST BE AVAILABLE TO YOUR PUPPY/DOG AT ALL TIMES
When weaning your puppy to one meal per day once they reach 12 months of age, we recommend slowly cutting back one of the meals over a few days to a week so the puppy has time to adjust to the change in food.
All puppies must be wormed every 2 weeks until 3 months of age, then once per month until 6 months of age and then every 3 months after that. This prevents illness brought on by worms. Worming tablets can be purchased from your local vet.
Puppies and dogs are prone to a number of fatal diseases. Your puppy has received their 1st vaccination but this is only temporary. It is essential that your puppy continues with their vaccination schedule as outlined in their vaccination card, receiving their 2nd vaccination at 12 weeks and their 3rd at 18 weeks. Your puppy will require a 12 monthly booster after that to ensure their immunity to diseases. Please note that your puppy will not be fully covered from their vaccinations until about a week after their 3rd vaccination. During this time, please ensure that you refrain from taking your puppy out to public places and socialising them with dogs other than your own.
DANGLO guarantee your puppy for seven days from handover and as long as care instructions have been followed.