The pups are eating PURINA
PRO PLAN PUPPY FORMULA.
Make sure you read our puppy information (guarantee/do's and don'ts/things to know/crate training etc.- all can be found on the FORMS AND MORE INFORMATION TAB
of our website). This way we can answer any questions you may have for us regarding these issues
at the time of pick up.
It is preferable that you use of full size plastic crates Favorite brand- Large 450/ X-Large,
the 550 Furrarri or the Large 450/X Large 550 PetMate by Dogloo over the use of wire cages. Southern States on Williamsburg
Road stocks them for us.
If you purchase an oversize dog bed (atleast 2 inches thick) it will take up some of the excess space
in the crate. Accidents commonly occur in the crates when you have extra "floor space" and when you use a
wire crate. If you have other questions feel free to call the Kennel 804-795-5933.
It has been brought to our attention that those purchasing puppies need to be aware
of the water they are being fed. These puppies have been brought up on well water. IF YOU HAVE COUNTY WATER OR
CITY WATER THAT HAS BEEN TREATED
feed your puppies spring water or filtered water the first 2 months they are home. On rare occasion we are finding that
kidney infections have arisen from those on "treated water supplies". Once the puppies have a little more
size on them it should be acceptable to give them your current water supply. These suggestions are for puppies
purchased at our facility or any other outsource. The key here is the water supply not puppies.
Especially with ecoli and other types of contamination of public water supplies, it is neccesary to "treat it."
When there is excessive rain, flooding, or random contamination the public works will need to "heavily treat" the
water source. In really young puppies, UNTREATED, can cause urinary tract infections.
these symptoms are usually an exception, not the rule, We are only giving you this as a SUGGESTION on how WE recommend you
care for your new puppies at homes where public water is their main source.*