Ensuring Healthy and Happy Puppy Litters
1. Pre-birth Preparations
Optimal Nutrition for the Mother
Our care starts even before the puppies make their entrance into the world. We try to ensure that the expecting mother receives a balanced and nutritious diet. As her pregnancy advances, we adjust her food intake to meet her increasing caloric needs, ensuring she’s well-nourished and ready to nurse her pups.
Safe Whelping Spaces
Anticipating the arrival of new puppies, we set up a comfortable birthing area. This ensures that the mother can comfortably give birth, and the puppies are safe and contained.
2. Post-birth Vigilance
We monitor the first crucial hours after birth, ensuring that every puppy is nursing and receiving the essential colostrum from their mother’s milk.
Warmth and Comfort
Understanding that newborns can’t regulate their body temperature, we sometimes use heating equipment to provide consistent warmth, always ensuring they can move to a cooler area if needed.
3. Socialization and Stimulation
Regular Human Interaction
Beyond health checks, we interact with the puppies daily, occasionally introducing them to human touch and care. This practice not only fosters early socialization but also ensures they grow up to be well-adjusted, friendly dogs.
As the puppies grow, we sometimes introduce them to various environments within our facility, familiarizing them with different sounds and experiences, aiding in their comprehensive social development.
4. Health Protocols
Within their first 6 weeks, each puppy undergoes a thorough health check to identify and address any potential issues.
Deworming and Immunizations
We prioritize the health of our litters by following a strict deworming schedule from a tender age. In alignment with best practices, our puppies also receive vaccinations as recommended by our veterinary.
5. Weaning and Diet
From three to four weeks old, we initiate the process of introducing our puppies to solid food, ensuring a smooth transition from mother’s milk to high-quality puppy nutrition.
Being responsible breeders, our endeavors go beyond merely raising puppies; we are dedicated to providing them a good start in life. We think that our proactive care, health protocol, and good nutrition helps them get off to a good start in life, ensuring they are primed for a lifetime of happiness with their forever families.