ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR NEW PUP:
First off let's start with FOOD: We have made the switch to TLC All Life Stages Adult brand. I have fount that feeding this food has been a plus with my puppies. They eat less, stay healthy and gain just as much weight. I also save money on all the extra added products that I would've normally added to our regular food , so it's a win win. Give it a try. If you click the link you will save an extra $5 😀 https://www.tlcpetfood.com/nutrition/blueaxeldanes
Most items on this part of the list can be fount on Chewy
Elevated Water/Food bowls
Glass or stainless steel only
(NO PLASTIC)PLASTIC can cause acne and will hold bacteria.
TOYS: We like the Kong and Nylabone Brand. They tend to last longer.
BRUSH: King Komb is awesome!
SHAMPOO: we use coconut base products mostly. Lucy pet products brand in blueberry flavor smells awesome! Veterinarian Formula shampoos are great also. If you'd like to know what I used when your pup Came home just give me a yell:).
Also matching conditioner:)
NAIL TRIMMER: I've started using a dremel on the pups nails before going home. Keeps them from being so sharp and for the most part if you trim after the pup has eatin they won't mind as much.
CRATE: get a 48" with the divider. Pup should only have enough room to stand and turn in until he/she is completely pottied trained.
Treats for training (only used for this purpose) treats for everyday looking adorable !
If you are having trouble keeping weight on, that is normal. They grow at a rapid rate and it's very hard at this age to keep those ribs from showing. If you feel your pup/dog needs a little extra lbs. You can purchase "Dyne for dogs". You can find this at chewy, Amazon and your local tractor supply.
Probiotics are a must in any dog breed. The TLC Brand food that we have chosen to feed has pro and prebiotics included so you won't have to purchase any extra. It helps them to maintain a healthy immune system and also will help with dreadful diarrhea.. and much more.
Contact me if you have questions!
Another great and price friendly product I use is unrefined coconut oil. This stuff is great and has many benefits. Helps your dog maintain a healthy shiny coat and great for their skin. Helps with shedding! Also adds a flavor that maintains a empty food bowl 😜I have your babies on it now. Start out slowly though when adding to their food. If added to much to quickly they can get diarrhea. It's recommended 1tsp per 10lbs of weight.(YOU WILL NOT NEED THIS IF FEEDING THE TLC DOG FOOD) I feed occasionally to give extra flavor to their food dish.
If you need help or unsure of which product to choose, just give me a yell.
All these items I have listed (excluding TLC food) can be fount on Chewy
If you place your Chewy order from here and it's your first time, you will receive 30% off. I love Chewy because it is so hard to find large breed items/products but you can find it all here plus 2 day shipping:)
I also will start your pup on different treats to see which are their favorites and I order them all from here chewy . Give me a yell if you'd like to know some of their favorites
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