New Puppy Care Info.

 For questions please call me 970-901-0216

We now have a Live Puppy Feed, you can now watch the puppy of your interest run and play.  Get a birds eye view of how they interact with other puppies.  Get a chance to see how healthy they are and how they react to people/children.  Just ask and we can pup any baby on that you want to see live.

   What to expect when you get your puppy

Your puppy will have the following already done by Schnauzers 101:

  1. Tails & dewclaws removed
  2. Groomed (bathed, haircut & nails clipped)
  3. All age appropriate shots and wormings

What you receive with your puppy:

  1. Lifetime (10 year) Health Guarantee/Contract (pets only)
  2. Shot & Worming records
  3. Sample of food your puppy is eating Pro Plan Focus Puppy
  4. Collar, Tag & Favorite toy
  5. Sample of NuVet Vitamins & vitamin info.
  6. Greenies Teenie size dog chew for teeth care and info. sheet
  7. Bathing recommendations and instructions info.
  8. Potty/crate training tips
  9. Birth Certificate
  10. Licensed Vet’s Health Examination Certificate

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Helpful information on helping your puppy adjust to your new home

Be sure to take your puppy right home, don’t drag him/her around with you everywhere you go.  This is the biggest mistake that new puppy owners make.  I know you can’t wait to show your new puppy off but, this is not good for your puppy.  This is a very high stress time for your puppy and he/she needs time to adjust to all the new changes in their life.  Puppies are way more likely to get sick if you drag them around.  Think of them as your new born baby, don’t take them out!  I know you will be proud to let everyone see your new family member but, PLEASE wait 7-10 days before doing so.  It is in the best interest of your puppy.

I’m sure it won’t take but a day or 2 for your puppy to start warming up to you and start to run all over your house.  If for any reason he/she doesn’t be sure to call me ASAP.  Make sure your puppy is eating plenty and has full access to fresh water.  You should monitor your puppy’s eating and drinking habits for at least 2 weeks.

Don’t be worried if your puppy plays hard and takes a good long nap.  This is normal, like toddlers, play hard and sleep hard.

If your puppy doesn’t seem to be acting right you can give me a call anytime and I will try to help out.  970-901-0216

It is my goal for you to be happy with your puppy and foremost that your puppy stays happy and healthy with you.  Thank You and Good Luck


 Here is some info. on Hypoglycemia

 A healthy puppy suddenly becoming weak, listless, depressed and even unable to stand or walk.  They will refuse to eat or eat very little and sometimes not drink either.    Advanced stages include seizures, which is sometimes followed by death.

If your puppy becomes hypoglycemic, it is very important that you react immediately.  Give the puppy NUTRIA-CAL, honey or karo syrup.  Nutri-cal being 1st choice.  Nutri-cal is a fast acting high calorie supplement.  Administer the honey or syrup with your finger on the roof of it’s mouth and under the tongue.  If necessary pry it’s mouth open, the puppy must take it to save it’s life.    Keep the puppy warm at all times they can’t regulate their own body temperature.    It may be necessary to give the puppy a couple of doses of Nutri-cal to bring it back.  Then take the puppy to the vet ASAP.

You can try to prevent Hypoglycemia by adding honey daily to the water bowl.  Mix 2 tablespoons of honey in 1/2 cup of water each day or mix it in the puppies food.

Hypoglycemia can occur without warning when a puppy is placed in a new home and misses a meal or is otherwise stressed.  You must remember that puppies eat small amounts, yet they exert large amounts of energy.    It is up to you as it’s new owner to be responsible.  Please be very careful not to overtire your new puppy, especially the first few weeks.   Remember if there is a problem with Hypoglycemia it will usually happen during the weaning time while the puppy is still with the breeder.  If you are buying a really tiny puppy don’t let any breeder talk you into talking it home until 10 – 12 weeks old depending on how well it’s eating and if it’s had any previous sugar drops.  Also watch the puppy close for the first few weeks while the puppy is adjusting to it’s new environment with you.

Hypoglycemia Requires Quick Intervention

Toy-breed dogs are not only at risk for hypoglycemia, they can die from the low blood sugar disorder if they do not receive prompt treatment. 

When a dog’s blood sugar, or glucose, level drops, it can affect neurological function. Disorientation, tremors and coma may occur. Normally, hormones stimulate the breakdown of stored glycogen to supply the brain and other tissues with fuel. In toy breeds, this process may not happen fast enough, and hypoglycemia results. 

Juvenile hypoglycemia occurs in puppies less than 3 months of age. Because puppies have not fully developed the ability to regulate blood glucose concentration and have a high requirement for glucose, they are vulnerable. Stress, cold, malnutrition and intestinal parasites also may trigger juvenile hypoglycemia. 

Signs of hypoglycemia are loss of appetite, extreme lethargy, lack of coordination, trembling, muscle twitching, weakness, seizures, and discolora­tion of skin and gums. Most dogs will not eat or drink when they are in low sugar shock. 

Simple cases of hypoglycemia can occur when a dog is overly active with too much time between meals or fasts before vigorous exercise. Hypogly­cemia also may occur secondary to another con­dition. Other causes include Addison’s disease, insulin-producing tumors of the pancreas, severe liver disease, and glycogen storage diseases. If an underlying illness causes hypoglycemia, veterinarians first treat this condition. 

Veterinarians are likely to conduct a complete medical history and physical examination to determine the cause in dogs that develop chronic hypogly­cemia. Other tests include a complete blood count, blood glucose concentration, urinalysis, routine biochemistry, and blood insulin concentration. 

Puppies and adult dogs that appear to be in a stupor or coma during a hypoglycemic attack should immediately be given sugar water or an oral concentrated solution of glucose, such as corn syrup or Nutri-Cal. Owners of toy breeds should have a glucose source readily available. In an emergency situation, owners should dab sugar water on or under the tongue. The sugar is absorbed directly through the tissue into the bloodstream. 

Owners should pro­actively look for signs of hypoglycemia in their puppies and should frequently feed toy-breed puppies as a preventive measure.

Signs of Hypoglycemia

  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme lethargy
  • Lack of coordination
  • Trembling
  • Muscular twitching
  • Weakness
  • Seizures
  • Unusual behavior
  • Dilated pupils
  • Stupor or coma

Always feel free to call me if you think you are having any eating issues.  970-901-0216