My dear followers and clients, you are friquently asking me for professional advise: "What I should buy to get my home ready for a new puppy ?"
Alright, here I ve posted for your review all gear and supply , that I use for my fur babies at the World Class Chihuahuas, and what I suggest you to have for new family member:
Currently your puppy is on ROYAL CANIN PUPPY X_SMALL. This is a worldwide known dry food brand, and I m using it for all my puppies.
Portion size (my recommendations):
For puppies 1-2 lbs current weight - 1 tea spoon per meal, 4-5 times a day
For puppies 2-3 lbs current weight 1 table spoon per meal, 3 times a day
For puppies 3 -5 lbs 2 table spoons of kibbles per meal, 3 times a day
For sure, you can change the kibbles brand, or entire diet completely, but not earlier them in 4 weeks after the adoption day. Food change can severely affect sensitive digestion of your little one, and it must be careful step by step process. Make it right way!
• Good addition to the little puppy’s diet is canned food like this one Royal Canine Puppy (puree) once a day or once in 2 days. It can also help for appetite stimulation during teething period.
Portion size recommended: 1/3 of the can per meal. Depends of the puppy current weight.
For puppies 14 weeks and older I successfully use WELLNESS wet food (canned) diet
. It is very natural and very yammy )) Kitten size cuns are much more efficient, because your puppy will consume only 1/3 of the 5 oz can per meal. Here is the link https://www.wellnesspetfood.com/natural-cat-food/product-catalog/complete-healthtm-gravies-chicken-dinner
ADD-ON-S (What else we use for healthy diet and nutrition) To prevent Hypoglycemia and also good for travel : High Calorie Gel for puppies
For better skin and coat : Salmon Fish Oil https://www.amazon.com/Zesty-Paws-Dog-Salmon-oil/dp/B071RVWGYJ?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1
For sensitive stomach : Probiotics chews https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/under-the-weather-probiotic-soft-chews-for-dogs-count-of-60-3239068
IN REGARDS OF TREATS FOR YOUNG PUPPIES
No raw meet treats for puppies below 7 month old (such as beef and lamb bones, tracheas, tendons etc) . And I dont recommend any treats with peanut butter and high carbohydrates. What is really good for little puppies – dried and fresh fruits (apples, bananas), veggies (carrots, sweet potatio).
Absolutely NO for candies, melons, grapes, chocolate, salted food, etc. What we usually use : hPps://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/merrick-lil-plates-biPy-beef-recipe-dog- treats-5-oz-bag-2749605
And for teething period is this one:
Must have gear for safety and comfort of your puppy. Good for start in new home. Excellent for Potty training and potty behavior correction.
At my home I use different plaly pens and dividers - here they are:
1. Portable,medium size, suuitable for temporary stay or travel:
2. Much larger variation of the play pen a-la-fence for toddlers:
Its just opional stuff to have for fast eaters )) It prevents chocking. I ve discoveret, that there are not every slow feeder may fit tiny Chihuahuas and Yorkies muzzles. Some of them are too high. And yet, some of the slow feeders on the market are huge and wont be used for tiny pups. I choose this 2 variations of the available bowls, and use this one for medium size Chis :
https://www.amazon.com/Outward-Hound-Slo-Bowl-Healthy- Feeding /dp/B0787P43GQ /ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2X6GW58P891EH&keywords=slow%2Bfeeder %2Bsmall&qid=1691659110&s=pet- supplies&sprefix=slow%2Bfeeder%2Bsmall%2Cpets%2C184&sr=1-1- spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1
And this one for teacuo size Chihuahua babies. It is just for 0.5 cup size:
3. DOG BED
Cusion, or dog bed, must be made of easy-to-clean design. I can not recomment over sized puffy and fluffy stuff. Because they are easily collect germs and flea, and it s not easy to clean them up. Beds with removable inlay are even better. Its great to have variations for summer and winter models time to time. For example, in my opinion, the best choice for long haired Chihuahuas are beds made of smooth fabric, not a fluffy pillows ))
I offer ongoing support for all my ex-puppies, from yongsters to adults. If you have any questions or my professional opinion, please dont hesitate to contact me at www.worldclasschihuahuas.com or @worldclasschihuahuas Instagram page.