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It starts with mom...
Just like any mother, dogs require extra love and attention during pregnancy. Research shows that everything the mother experiences effects the developing brain of the unborn puppy. In other words, mother nature prepares it for the world the mom is dealing with. Nothing is more important at this critical time than for her to be in a familiar environment with familiar faces. We chose to have our moms live with us and not in guardian homes. That way, by not being removed from her family, she will have a stress free pregnancy. This allows her puppies to develop properly making them ready to adapt to our world. All breeding, nurturing and care occurs here with us. That is why we specially designed our facility to give our dogs a place to play, interact and rest in a totally secured environment. A happy dog will make happy pups.
This is our English Golden Retriever “Grace” getting a little spa treatment just before she has her puppies.
Spaying and neutering
There are many discussions about the pros and cons of spaying or neutering your pet with regards to its health. We cannot stress enough the importance that you understand the responsibility you are undertaking. Please take the time to research your decision thoroughly and discuss with your vet. The ultimate decision is yours to make. We thought this was a very fair article on the subject.
Newborn puppies are weighed every morning and charted to ensure proper weight gain. Any puppy not gaining weight could be a sign of illness.
We begin de-worming our puppies at 2 weeks of age. We follow the recommended schedule until they are picked up by the owner.
At 6 weeks we vaccinate for the following:
Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Coronavirus and Distemper.
Bordatella is administered for Kennel cough.
Pyrantelfor is administered for Hook Worms and Round Worms
Heartgard is administered for Heartworms.
Mom and puppies are moved to an area where she will teach them to use a doggie door and go outside to use the bathroom.
We feed our puppies Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy Formula, Lamb and Rice flavor. You will be sent home with a sample bag.
We provide a full printout of all health related events that you can give to your vet.