We recommend **Do Not** expose your puppy to other dogs, puppies, dog parks, yards, pet stores, public places, friends, other people or family homes until they have been fully vaccinated, which is generally between 16-20 weeks old. Failure to adhere to this advice may put your puppy at a greater risk of contracting communicable diseases and illnesses including the Parvovirus.*
You can find Fromm puppy and adult dog food we feed at Pet Supplies Plus stores or order it online by visiting one of these online distributors:
Puppies start crate training prior to leaving for their new homes. Most will be very comfortable being in a crate for short periods of time - this makes crate & potty training much easier!
What do I need for my new puppy?
Food & Treats
Hypoglycemia & Parasystems
Coccidia, this is an "Opportunist Protozoon" meaning - Protozoan may invade a dogs intestinal tract and cause infections such as Coccidia. All dogs carry coccidia. The immune system of your dog has to weaken in order for the protozoa to have an opportunity to start multiplying and express its self. Usually stress can be one kind of trigger. Some vets will explain coccidia to their clients by saying "your pet is loaded with parasites" then, the client will interpret that as "my pet has worms". That is not the case. Coccidia is not exactly a parasite but can be just as hard to treat if gone unnoticed or undetected. It occurs when your pets G.I. tract becomes unbalanced. As long as good bacteria exist in the gut (g.i. tract), coccidia cannot grow or multiply. The first signs of coccidia is usually a lack of eating properly accompanied by loose "stinky stool" and sometimes escalating to bouts of hypoglycemia. This protozoan can be transmitted to humans so hands are to be washed properly! If your pet shows signs of this, seek your veterinarian for professional advice and treatment.
Giardiasis, is also a protozoan that can also invade the gastrointestinal tract of dogs and is capable of causing diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and lethargy although many infected animals show no signs at all. It is common throughout the United States and can cause infections at almost any time of the year. Unlike many other infectious organisms, giardia persists longer in the environment when conditions are cool and moist. Most dogs become infected by drinking water contaminated with feces and also by consuming infected feces of another animal. Giardia then infects the small intestine and infected dogs pass microscopic cysts in their stool. These cysts can then infect another animal or person if ingested. Giardia cysts are very resistant in the environment, and can live for many months under the correct circumstances. If your dog is diagnosed with giardia, he will likely be prescribed medication and it is advisable to bathe your dog on his last day of treatment to eliminate all giardia cysts from his hair coat (which are located on the back legs). These cysts are a threat to pet health, and giardia is a very common cause of pet diarrhea in the United States. If your pet shows signs of this, seek your veterinarian for professional advice and treatment.
*Disclaimer* the content mentioned above are published for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment..
Puppy Enrichment Exercise
- Tactical stimulation- stimulate puppies paw between the toes.
- Head pointed up- head held erect perpendicular to the ground.
- Head pointed down- head pointed in downward position.
- Supine position- puppy is cradled face up in palms.
- Thermal stimulation- puppy is placed on a cool damp towel.
Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Puppy Enrichment stimulation training exercises.
The benefits noted were:
- Improved cardio vascular performance
- Stronger heart beats
- Stronger adrenal glands
- Better tolerance to stress
- Greater resistance to disease
The Bio Sensor Program was discovered by the U.S. military and instituted into their military canine training program. Based on years of research, the military learned that early neurological stimulation exercises had important and lasting effects, and dogs were found to have longer life spans than unexposed dogs.