Going home information
Caring for your new family member
Please FREE FEED Your puppy dry kibble. This means having food available to your puppy at all times, even overnight until you are sure he or she is eating enough during the day to make it through the night. We recommend the you do the same with wet food twice day or before you leave the puppy unsupervised for an extended amount of time.
Keep your puppy on the SAME FOOD that they eating with us while they are adjusting to your home. If you do choose to go with another kibble later on. Do not switch food suddenly or frequently. When changing the food your puppy is on, do so gradually by adding in a bit more of the new food brand each day until the old food is phased out. The kibble your puppy is on now, they can stay with until a year old or longer.
Fresh water must be available 24/7 too, these little dogs drink a lot!
Your puppy should be limited to a max of 30 minutes of vigorous activity/play at one time for the first 3+ weeks. After playtime, create your puppy in his or her crate or pen and allow them to eat/drink in peace and to take a nap! These puppies do not carry a lot of body fat or "reserves" and they need breaks to rest up for the next round of play. Alternate, playtime 30 mins, 90 min nap, 30 min playtime, 90 min nap, etc... Puppy may nap for longer and that is okay! Let them sleep is good for a growing puppy.