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What to Feed Your New Puppy!

We feed our puppies NutriSource; a puppy food that has been recommended by respected breeders and has great reviews. It can be found on Amazon, Chewy, Tractor Supply, & Menards; as well as other businesses.

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**It is good to let your puppy have free-choice access to his food for the first week of being re-homed. After that, we recommend them being on a schedule of eating four times a day, offering as much as they will eat in the time frame of seven minutes. As your puppy gets older, he can fed less times per day (3x at 12 weeks old, and then cut it down to twice a day). But there is no “one-size-fits-all” amount to feed each puppy; you need to use your best judgement (or have your vet advise) in how much your puppy needs, to keep him growing at a slow and steady pace and NOT TOO FAST, as that can be very dangerous to your puppy’s bone development. Please read the article below by Dr. Becker and see condition chart. The article is talking mostly about large breeds growing too fast, but this can happen in the doodles, too. After all, they have large breeds in their genetics. Even if it seems like your “mini” is growing too fast, switch to the large breed puppy food.

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Midwest Puppy Play Pen/Crate

This crate is very helpful and relieves a lot of the stress when potty training. They cannot live in here, but it’s a good, safe place to keep your puppy after playtime when you are out and about and are not sure if you’ll make it back in time to let them out. The raised floor prevents your puppy from stepping in his/her feces and keeps them clean and dry. You can put a bed in part of it, for a comfortable place to nap and hang a couple toys from the top to keep them entertained until you get back. The photo shows the floor high, just to demonstrate that it is adjustable. I also love how the very top of the cage opens up so you can reach in from above. They are easy to clean with the tray below that pulls out. It can be lined with puppy pads or newspaper. We like the 1″ grid for the floor (verses the 1/2″ grid)

You can easily order it on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000F4W036/ref=twister_B01BZ00FMG…

 

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