If you need advice in selecting a puppy, we invite you to call us. We are happy to discuss breeds, temperament, personality, and care of your prospective pet. Additionally, there are a few traits to look for in a puppy and a few traits you should avoid. We want you to pick a good-natured, friendly puppy that will be a healthy member of your family for many years.
When you do select a puppy, purchase it with the understanding that your veterinarian needs to evaluate this puppy before the sale is final. We recommend a thorough physical examination as soon as possible and certainly within 48 hours. If there are any serious problems, we should face them now. Some puppies have minor problems and illnesses that need to be addressed before they get worse. Nutrition and basic husbandry will be discussed and you are welcome to our client education material and to view our videos on puppy care and house training. Ask us for a free puppy care kit.
Remember to obtain copies of your new pet's vaccination and medical records. Buy the same food he is presently eating. Your puppy has some adjustments to go through. He will be away from his mother and siblings for the first time. He may be overwhelmed by his new home and new family, so do not change the diet until he adjusts. Puppies eat and grow rapidly. If your puppy is not eating or if he is losing weight, then he needs to see his doctor.