We are pleased that you have chosen Weepin Oaks Farm puppies for what we feel will be one of the most important purchases of your life. We know that in all the excitement of getting your new puppy, you may have over looked some of the important points to insure your new puppy has a long, healthy and happy life. So here are some pointers to make exactly that come true.
The Ride Home
Puppies may become car sick during the first couple of trips. Consider taking another person along to hold your new puppy. Your passenger should wear a seatbelt and open the window about 3" to 4" from the top. Constantly, but slowly rub the underneath of the puppy's neck. This proves to be effective 98% of the time. Take a towel along just in case your puppy does get sick. Upon your arrival home you can do any needed clean up or you may need to stop along the way. Give your puppy about 45 minutes to an hour to settle down - his tummy should do just fine.
Things You Might Experience In The First Few Days
Your puppy may be a bit nervous, since the puppy is no longer experiencing familiar sounds, smells and environment. This unsettling feeling will past shortly, but some may take longer than others.
Nervousness or change in diet may cause diarrhea. If it lasts more than a day please contact your veterinarian.
Not Eating for the first day and a half - that can happen. Things are different for him. The adjustment period should last a day or so and with others it may be longer.
After putting your puppy down for the first time, he may just stand there in fright. Back away and talk soothingly to him. Reassuring him by saying "good puppy, nice puppy" Whistle very softly and your new puppy will come over for a sniff. When he comes over, give him a gentle pat on the head. The puppy should do just fine.
Things To Remember
Remember that the puppy is extremely fragile and must be treated like a baby.
Do not roughhouse with the puppy.
Be very cautious when you take him outside. Keep him away from public parks where dogs defecate until the puppy is fully vaccinated.
Do not let your puppy come in contact with another dog unless that dog is fully vaccinated and not just rabies shotes.
Do not leave your puppy near wooded areas where raccoons and squirrels may live. Your puppy could catch the rabies virus if a wild animal bites him.
Make sure your puppy is given his rabies vaccination when it is due.
You are getting an AKC, American Kennel Club puppy, so get him/her registered.
VERY IMPORTANT INFO!
Keep in mind that a puppy can dehydrate in as little as
24 - 48 hours
Make sure they have plenty of water and they are drinking it
The materials offered on this website are intended of educational purposes only. Weepin Oaks Boxers does not provide veterinary services or guidance. Please contact your veterinian in reguarding the care of your animals.