These is some of the information on puppy care training and socialisation that we provide in our puppy pack.
(Pomeranian - A tiny toy puppy is an extremely fragile creature and additional care is required to ensure the health and well being of the puppy. This will be an important time for bonding and training. Please be sure you can allow extra time for you or another family member to be home with your new little baby the first week as the Pomeranians can be a sensitive breed. )
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOLLOW UP CARE OF PUPPY
CARE OF YOUR NEW PUPPY A NEW HOME…….
Puppy’s Sleeping Area
Keep the puppy in a clean, dry and warm place to sleep. Provide a heating pad (on low) but keep the cord away from the puppy. You can use a piece of an old hose to cover electrical cords.
Alternatively use a microwave pad - make sure it is well covered. Please take a little time and prepare for your new puppy. This will help your puppy settle into its new home. A safe warm draught free area with a cardboard box or plastic bed with comfy blanket or jumper to snuggle into.
Lots of newspaper on the floor in case of accidents and ensure all electrical wires are well out of reach. Puppies may feel frightened and lonely and cry for several nights (some more than others). Remember puppies are like young children so don’t overexcite them before bedtime. He will become hyper active and won't want to sleep and probably prevent you from sleeping too.
Puppies need a lot of sleep but it is a good idea to spend short periods of time playing games with your puppy. If he gets over excited put him back in his bed for a short time to calm down. Remember to reassure the puppy but be firm. If he gets the better of you now he probably always will. Deal with your puppy firmly but kindly. Use the tone of your voice but try not to shout this may make the puppy timid.
Your puppy will have received at least 1 vaccination prior to arriving at their new home and they will have completed a series of 3 worming treatments. PLEASE NOTE in the case of the Griffon Bruxellois only receives first vaccination if at least 10 weeks when leaving home!
Immediate Vet Checkup
I would like the puppy checked by a vet within 72 hours after they arrive. You will know the arrival date of the pup in advance if you would like to schedule an appointment ahead of time. When a puppy changes environments, it can be very stressful for them and affect their system in different ways. If you are aware of these possible conditions, they can usually be easily remedied if treated promptly.
Hypoglycemia What to watch for!
Young puppies can be prone to hypoglycemia, a condition of low blood sugar. They have less ability to store and mobilize glucose than older dogs. Hypoglycemia can be brought on by stress, strenuous exercise, over handling, or a failure to eat a sufficient amount of nutritious food. Puppies can also become depressed when they are first taken away from their mother and litter mates and go to a new environment.
They need to be monitored and encouraged to eat. Frequent meals need to be offered every couple of hours for the first week. IT IS CRITICAL THAT THEY CONTINUE EATING AND DRINKING. A puppy should be active, and their gums should be a shell pink. If they are pale grayish blue, rub some honey, golden or karo syrup on the gums. Do this several times if necessary until you see the pink color come back into the tongue. Because of the sticky texture, you won’t want to overdue it. It can cause the pup to gag. In the early stages of hypoglycemia a puppy’s temperature will be sub-normal (101.8 is normal) and they will be shivering and trembling. If your puppy is lethargic, has a wobbly gait or their eyes are unfocused and barely open they should be taken to a vet IMMEDIATELY, but first give the honey, golden or karo syrup!
You can also use Veterinary Nutridrops
A high energy nutrient rich supplement for all domestic pets. Can be used for newborns, stressed or sick animals or as a general supplement Glucose Vitamin B amino acids Vitamins A, D & E and trace minerals. Specially formulated to provide rapid absorption essential nutrients. Aids in stimulating appetite helping chilled and stressed pups and kittens
The puppy is probably suffering from hypoglycemia or dehydration. In severe cases the dog may become unconscious and death can occur if this condition is not treated as an emergency.
You should obtain an empty syringe. This may be used if your puppy needs to be given water and they are not interested in drinking. They may not have a hearty appetite right after arriving and if they refuse to drink or eat they should be syringe fed. Things to try would be: softening their food with water, baby food meat, Science Diet A/D, good puppy milk replacement. If they won’t eat freely, get whatever you can into the syringe and this will keep them going until you can get them to the vet. Water can be replaced with Lectade .
If you can’t get any due to the time of night, then try water with honey or sugar. Please check out this website for good quality and reasonably priced pet products http://www.hyperdrug.com/store/
Crate training a puppy is an effective way of house breaking a puppy. If you should choose this method, however, I would give the puppy time to adjust to their new home before beginning. They have slept in a cage/crate so this should not be a problem or add to their stress level.
The more effort you put in now, the quicker it will pay off. Most puppies will need to go within 10 minutes of finishing their food, immediately upon waking and after approximately 30 minutes play. Take them to their 'special spot' to relieve themselves and once they have done so lots and lots of praise. Never ever shout at your pup if they have an accident or, rub their nose in it - this will make your pup timid and much more likely to have an accident if you raise your voice.
It may take a while before you have a 'clean night' don’t be downhearted they will get there … lots of newspaper helps!
Supplies to Have on Hand When Your Pup First Arrives
You will be provided with a diet sheet and a small supply of food. It is a good idea to stick to the diet sheet but should you find you need to change do so over a period of approximately 2 weeks. This will minimise the risk of tummy upsets. It is best to put down the puppy's food allow approximately 15 minutes and then remove and dispose of any uneaten food.
If your puppy has diarrhoea it could be due to stress/diet/change of food, give half of a small tub of live plain yoghurt. The problem should resolve itself quite quickly. If your puppy continues to vomit or pass blood contact vet immediately. Many vets may offer a free health check for your puppy.
You could always have some on hand for dog/pups.
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ALWAYS make sure there is a fresh supply of water at all times.
Providing your puppy with toys to occupy their quiet time can save your furniture, shoes and woodwork.
o Washable rope toys
o Stuffed animals with no pieces that can be chewed off
o Soft squeaky toys (check periodically to make sure the squeaker is still in tact)
o Nylabone chew toys
o Large flat rawhides (great for teething). Throw away the rawhides when the puppy gets
it too soggy or it is small enough to fit into their mouth. They can swallow it and it can
become lodged in their throat or cause a blockage in the intestines.
Food and Water bowls-stainless steel or ceramic
Washable Bedding (no Wicker!) your pup will need a bed of their own to sleep in. It is tempting to put them in bed with you, but until they are housebroken it makes more sense to put them in their own special spot so you can rest undisturbed. They will usually whimper if they need out to relieve themselves.
Stain and Odor remover it is important to use a product that contains enzymes to break down the scent of urine to make housebreaking easier.
Newspapers to line an area of the floor to start paper training if this is the method you prefer to start with on housebreaking.
BE SURE IF YOU ARE USING DISINFECTANTS THAT THEY ARE NOT DANGEROUS TO DOGS EITHER IMMEDIATELY OR OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.
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