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This page is a must read if you have adopted one of our puppies.

Now that you have decided which of the Labrador puppies for sale is for you, you must prepare for your new addition. After you bring home a puppy, the first few weeks will require a lot of your time. Your Labrador puppy will need constant attention and care. They will be exploring and wanting to get into mischief. It’s a good idea to be on the lookout overseeing everything the puppy does and everywhere the Labrador puppy goes. You must remember to have some patience and take everything one step at a time. We suggest having a sense of humor when your puppy misbehaves, just like toddlers, they will grow out of this stage.

Not only should you puppy proof your  house, but please be aware of the items you will need before your Labrador puppy comes home., Some must haves is Taste of the Wild Puppy Food and also please pre order NuVET Plus powder &  NuJoint Plus for your puppy. A few things we suggest to have on hand; a wire or plastic dog crate, bedding for the crate that is machine washable, a thick towel would work fine. Some stainless steel dishes one for water and one for dry food, a puppy collar with leash (we will supply them ), a few high quality chew toys. A baby gate for blocking areas that you do not wish for the puppy to go into.

After a week or two Labrador puppies will have a routine and will be acclimated to your  home and the new environment, ready for life as a family!

We start our all of our puppies on Powder NuVet Plus.
And require that our Labrador puppies remain on NuVet Plus & Nu Joint Plus .
To keep the 2 year health agreement on your puppy you must keep your puppy on the
NuVet powder & Nu Joint Plus or the health guarantee will be reduced to a one year agreement.

 We give our puppies 1 scoop Nu Vet Powder

per puppy sprinkled on to their Kibble once a day.

Each puppy Gets 1/2 Tablet of Nu Joint once a day

Please don't forget to pre-order before you bring your puppy home
!

Some Reasons Why I require NuVet Plus

As a quality breeder, my highest priority is the health of the dogs I breed. Part of that responsibility includes doing everything possible to assure their wellbeing after they go to a new home. While all quality dog foods will provide everything needed to sustain life, virtually all of them are cooked during the manufacturing process. The heat from cooking causes much of the nutrients to be lost during the process. NuVet Plus is cold processed allowing all of the benefits of its rich nutrients to be retained, giving your new puppy an extra layer of protection, especially during the most critical first year of life.
Additionally, when puppies nurse, they rely on their mother’s colostrum (highly nutritious milk produced right after birth) for the antibodies they need to fight infection. However, the maternal antibodies effectiveness declines as the puppy’s immune system begins to mature. By 8 weeks, your puppy’s immune system is at a vulnerable point and will soon be challenged on multiple fronts. When a puppy is moved away from its mother and siblings to live with its new family, the immune system is weakened by the stress of adoption and exposure to bacteria and viruses in its new home. These are pathogens for which the puppy’s body has not yet developed antibodies, and it is widely recognized that the immune system is less effective in times of stress. So starting NuVet Plus now is important to helping your puppy grow into a healthy adult. The vaccine series is also started during this time period. Vaccines are only effective if the immune system can respond properly. If the immune system is distracted by combating an actual disease processor and it does not receive the nutrients required to keep it strong during times of stress, the health of the puppy is at risk. The best way to prevent illness during this critical time is to provide the nutritional support required for proper immune system function.

Feeding Your Puppy

When a puppy leaves our home it will be eating 3 times a day.
They eat about 3/4 to 1 cup of dry kibble each time.
 WE also add 1/2 scoop of POWDER Nu Vet ONCE a day.

weight : 10 to 20 lb < 8 to 12 weeks old > 2 1/2 to 3 cups a day
weight : 20 to 35 lb < 3 to 4 months old > 3 to 4 cups a day
weight : 40 to 60 lb < 5 to 7 months old > 3  to 4  cups a day
Weight : 60 to 80 lb < 8 to 12 months old > 3 1/2  to 4 1/2 cups a day

(When they are 3 to 7 months of age feed them 2xs a day)
(When they are 8 to 12 month, you may feed them 1 to 2 times a day)

TAKE PUPPIES OFF OF PUPPY FOOD AT THE AGE OF 7 MONTHS
AND PLACE THEM ON ADULT FOOD.

Change food gradualy, introduce new food 10% a day.
For example first day 10% next day 20% and next %30
until the puppy is eating %100 adult dog food.

What Puppy Food We Recomend

I care about the health of our puppies! So we are now feeding our puppies NATURES DOMAIN GRAIN FREE puppy FOOD. IT CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH COSTCO. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE A COSTCO MEMBERSHIP WE WILL MIX NATURES DOMAIN WITH Taste Of The Wild "Grain Free" Puppy FoodSO YOU CAN PUT YOUR PUPPY ON EITHER one OF THESE PUPPY FOODS THAT WE RECOMEND.  PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH PUPPY FOOD THAT YOU WILL BE KEEPING YOUR PUPPY ON. SO WE CAN SEND HOME THE RIGHT FOOD WITH YOU. We will send YOUR puppy HOME with EITHER A 20LB BAG OF NATURES DOMAIN IF YOU CHOSE IT OR A 5lb bag OF TASTE OF THE WILD IF YOU CHOSE ITwe have chosen THESE Grain Free Puppy FOODS BECAUSE believe your puppy will keep its optimal health AS IT IS nourished on these high quality dog foods. We believe in these product and ask everyone to keep their puppy on this food.

We recommend using Wellness treats for puppy training!

Let us know which puppy food you will have your puppy on.

WHICH DOG FOOD DO YOU PREFER

Labrador Food Risk

It is important to recognize that many of the foods that are good for humans to eat may be harmful even deadly for an animal to ingest. We must remember that animals, including Labrador puppies, have different metabolisms than we do which makes it hard for them to properly digest a wide variety of foods.

Below is a list of the common food items that can pose a risk to the health of your puppy, and should, under no circumstances, be given to a dog to ingest:

•Bones from Fish, Poultry, or Meats
*Cedar landscape Chips
•Cat Food
•Chocolate, Coffee, Tea or Caffeinated products
•Citrus Oil and Extracts
•Fat Trimmings
•Grapes and Raisins
•Hops
•Human Vitamins and supplements with Iron
•Large amounts of Liver
•Table Scraps
•Tobacco
•Alcoholic Beverages

•Macadamia Nuts
•Milk and other Dairy products
•Moldy or Spoiled foods
•Mushrooms
•Onions and Garlic (powders, raw or cooked)
•Persimmons
•Pits from Peaches or Plums
•Potato, Rhubarb, and Tomato Leaves, Potato and Tomato Stems
•Raw Eggs
•Raw Fish
•Salt
•String
•Sugary Foods

Other hazards

•Rawhide dog chews may be contaminated with Salmonella, which can infect pets and humans who come in contact with the chews. These kinds of chews should be offered to a pet only with supervision, as they can pose a choking hazard as well.

•Cedar and other soft wood shavings, including pine, emit fumes that may be dangerous to small mammals like hamsters and gerbils.

•Insect control products, such as the insecticides used in many over-the-counter flea and tick remedies, may be toxic to companion animals. Prescription flea and tick control products are much safer and more effective. Pet owners should never use any product without first consulting a veterinarian.

•Human medications such as pain killers (including aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen), cold medicines, anti-cancer drugs, anti-depressants, vitamins, and diet pills can all be toxic to animals. Keep medication containers and tubes of ointments and creams away from pets who could chew through them, and be vigilant about finding and disposing of any dropped pills.

•Poisonous household plants include azalea, dieffenbachia (dumb cane), lilies, mistletoe, and philodendron, among others.

•String, yarn, rubber bands, and even dental floss are easy to swallow and can cause intestinal blockages or strangulation.

•Toys with movable parts—like squeaky toys or stuffed animals with plastic eyes—can pose a choking hazard to animals. Take the same precautions with pets as you would with a small child.

•Holiday decorations and lights pose a risk to cats and dogs. Keep these items out of the reach of animals, and if possible, confine your pet to an undecorated area while you are out of the home.

•Antifreeze that contains ethylene glycol has a sweet taste that attracts animals but is deadly if consumed in even small quantities; one teaspoon can kill a seven-pound cat. The HSUS recommends pet owners use a safe antifreeze in their vehicles. Look for antifreeze that contains propylene glycol, which is safe for animals if ingested in small amounts. Ethylene glycol can also be found in common household products like snow globes, so be sure to keep these things out the reach of animals.

•Cocoa mulch contains ingredients that can be deadly to pets if ingested. The mulch, sold in garden supply stores, has a chocolate scent that is appetizing to some animals.
•Chemicals used on lawns and gardens, such as fertilizer and plant food, can be easily accessible and fatal to a pet allowed in the yard unsupervised.

•De-icing salts used to melt snow and ice are paw irritants that can be poisonous if licked off. Paws should be washed and dried as soon as the animal comes in from the snow. Other options include doggie boots with Velcro straps to protect Fido’s feet, and making cats indoor pets.

•Cans and garbage can pose a danger when cats or smaller dogs attempt to lick food from a disposed can, sometimes getting their head caught inside the can. To be sure this doesn’t happen, squeeze the open end of the can closed before disposing.

•Traps and poisons. Pest control companies frequently use glue traps, live traps and poisons to kill rodents. Even if you would never use such methods to eliminate rodents, your neighbor might. Dogs and cats can be poisoned if they eat a rodent who has been killed by poison (called secondary poisoning).

Puppy Proofing

When you bring your new puppy home  there tends to be a lot of excitement, but it is very important to remember that your home may not be 100% ready for this new addition. Your new puppy will be quite small in size but will still be able to get himself into mischief. Labrador puppies are like babies and love to play with everything. This means that things low to the ground will need to be considered. Labrador puppies tend to want to put everything into their mouths. Items like electrical wires and cords will need to be secure for safety.

Both outdoor and indoor plants can be very harmful to your puppy. Aloe Vera, Eucalyptus, and Baby's Breath are all extremely toxic and harmful to pets. It is always best to check with your local veterinarian about potentially dangerous local foliage before you bring your puppy home. The vet can tell you which plants you may need to remove from your home. Check for your specific geographic area;

Another large concern for your puppy can be cleaners and poisons. Many people have cleaners and bug sprays on low level shelves in their homes. Just like you would toddler proof your home, with puppy proofing, you would want to make sure these items are placed out of the way and on a higher shelf. This is important because virtually all of these are considered to be poisonous to a Labrador puppy.

It is best to remove all objects from the floor and lower areas of your home. It is recommended that you get down to your puppies level and see what they see. This can help you spot any problem areas and issues that you might have otherwise overlooked.

Do not leave your puppy unattended outside, especially if you have a balcony or porch, puppies have the ability to sneak through the bars or find small openings in shrubs or fences. They can slip right through before you even have time to notice they are gone.

Always keep in mind, your new Labrador puppy will act like a toddler exploring their environment and surroundings. A good rule of thumb is that your puppy is like a small child; anything that could be harmful for a child will probably be harmful to your Labrador puppy.

Veterinarian Visits and Shot Info

Labrador puppies will have received some immunizations from their mother's milk. This will provide a base for very strong and healthy puppy. The puppy will still need their standard immunization shots or vaccinations from your veterinarian to help your puppy build up immunity to certain canine diseases. Your puppy will need these vaccinations at least every 2 to 3 weeks starting at 7 weeks of age. When we send our puppies home they will have had at lest the first shot given to them. You will have to continue this protocol, by continuing giving your puppies their vaccinations. There is a series of 4 shots total that will need to be given to your puppy every 2 to 3 weeks. The shots that are given early on include; Distemper, Parvo, Adenovirus, and Parainfluenza Combo. The puppy will also need its Rabies shot at 4 months old.

Your new puppy when sent home it will already have been dewormed at the age of 4, 6 , 8 weeks. But Intestinal parasites are naturally occurring in dogs, this is why your Vet will suggested keeping your dog on a preventive like Heart Guard, or Safe Guard and it is not unusual.

A hazards place for your puppy to be is at the Vets office. Yes, I said the Vets office! Many sick dogs are taken there and Viruses can be picked up there if not careful. NEVER place your puppy on the floor where other sick dogs have been. When your puppy visits the Vet, please keep the pup safe in its carrier sent home with it. The puppy will be much safer if it is kept in the carrier until its examination. Then after the examination, place the pup right back into its carrier.

Keeping Your Puppy Safe From Deadly Viruses

There are precautions that will need to be taken with your new puppy to keep it safe from deadly Viruses that are in the public area. Up to when the puppy is taken home we have done everything we can to keep your puppy from being exposed to these deadly viruses. When your puppy is taken home it will now be in your hands to keep this puppy safe. These are the instructions we give every new puppy owner:

When your pup is here he would have had its first shot at the age of 7 weeks.This first shot DOSE NOT protect this puppy yet. The pup will still need 3 more shots! The shots can be given to the puppy about 2 weeks apart.
Just like a baby, you should tell anyone who wants to hold or touch the new puppy to wash their hands before interacting with them. Until your pup has received ALL its shots this pup should not be taken to public areas where it can be exposed to or pick up these viruses. When I say public areas this includes your unfenced front yard, walks around the neighborhood, puppy parks is a big no no, puppy training schools, pet hotel, beach area, a pet store, and so forth.
Every one of the places mentioned above can be a hazardous place to a unprotected puppy. Your puppy should be only kept in your house or fenced back yard, until it has received it full round of shots.

Another hazards place for your puppy to be is at the Vets office. Yes, I said the Vets office! Many sick dogs are taken there so it's not a safe place for a puppy to be. NEVER place your puppy on the floor where other sick dogs have been. When your puppy visits the Vet, please keep the pup safe in its carrier sent home with it. The puppy will be much safer if it is kept in the carrier until its examination. Then after the examination, place the pup right back into its carrier.

Here are some questions you may ask, "Is it ok to bring other dogs around my puppy if they have been fully vaccinated?" The answer is no! Even though these other dogs have received their shots, it has only built their immunity to Viruses so they will not catch it when exposed to it. But these same dogs can still carry these viruses on their coat. Especially when they just came back from a puppy park visit or a Vet visit. So it's best that your pup is not around them.

"What if I own other dogs?" If you own other dogs that will be around or playing with your pup, It would best if you would bath the dog and its bedding thoroughly before the pup is brought home. Also keep the older dog on a "no public visits routine" until the pup is fully vaccinated.

We care about our puppies and believe you care just as much. This is why we recommend this safety protocol for your puppy. It is a shame to see a puppy get Parvo because of neglect or because of the lack of patience, due to wanting to take your puppy "out to have fun." Parvo needs to be taken seriously, it can claim the life of a puppy and even if the puppy survives with the help of a Veterinarian, your Vet bill will be no less than a $1000! Please be patience and safe when caring for your new puppy.

Also keeping your puppy on the high quality Wellness puppy food along with immune boosting NuVet will also help protect your puppy from Viruses by keeping their immune systems in top notch condition. NuVet also strengthen your pets immune system to help protect pets from any side effects of vaccinations.

Spay And Neutering Pets

We now require that our puppies are not altered any sooner than the age of 12 months old.
We believe altering pets at a young age can cause growth and many health problems.
Watch video below for more info.