While puppies are here, I utilize the newspaper training method in rabbit trays.
The trays are 24"x24" in size and can be purchased at Tractor Supply Co.
SKIP THIS POST IF YOU HAVE A SQUIMISH STOMACH
Let’s have a Gross Conversation.
Yes, it’s the awful truth, puppies can and do tend to have worms.
Even my puppies.
Shocking, I know.
I do a lot of preventatives prior to your puppy going home.
And I clean up a lot of poop.
That’s why a good deworming schedule needs to continue even after leaving your breeder’s home.
Worms are tricky little things, becoming more and more resistant to medicines.
Our regimen here at MZBostons is biweekly dewormings.
They get Pyrantel (such as NeMex-2) at 2 and 4 weeks. This is a one-day dose and gentler on little newborn puppies tummies.
Then at 6 and 8 weeks we switch things up to Fenbendazole (Safeguard Goat Dewormer is what I use). This is a three-day course of dewormer and boy does that loosen their poop up. Yuck! But it’s a necessary mess to deal with. (Five days if you are having trouble with giardia, a whole different story…).
For example, my current older litter of puppies just went through their 3 day course on Friday the 24th thru Sunday the 26th.
Today is Tuesday, the 28th, and look at what I found. Worms. It’s still working. Cleaning those little systems out.
So if you get a puppy and bring it home and it has worms, first of all, don’t freak out. It happens.
You too can deworm your puppy/adult dog at home (links to products I use will be in the comment section below).
Just remember, dogs are gross.
They eat poop and other nasty stuff.
They just do.
They. Are. Dogs.
It’s what they do.
They are not little human fur babies, they are dogs.
And yes, they will have worms.
But it’s not the end of the world.
*image found online
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, now is the time to REGISTER your pup's microchip.
Fireworks can be very scary to dogs and it is the perfect opportunity for them to slip away.
It happens so fast.
Have you registered your Boston?
If not, I encourage you to please do so.
If your dog is found and taken to the Humane Society or a nearby Veterinarian's Office, they can scan the chip and reunite you!
Often times they'll need to see proof that you are the owner of your dog, and the easiest way to show proof is registering your microchip.
Remember, all puppies go home already chipped, all you have to do is register them online at www.buddyid.com
Can't remember if you already registered, you can look it up online with the "Chip Checker"
Have you misplaced your folder? I can usually go back through my paperwork and find the ID number.
I couldn't resist these cute planters at the local greenhouse in Sioux Falls.
I'm already a crazy dog lady, might as well be a crazy plant lady too.
This little pup will actually be 8 weeks old on St. Patrick's Day.
She will move to Minnesota with a previous MZ Boston Family that has a Yeti/Hedwig pup named Huck. :)
I often get asked where I got my whelping pool covers.
From a company located in Texas, called Far-More Shade.
These are the best.
Puppies can't get underneath them like the EZ Whelp pads.
I won't whelp another litter without them.
Made in the USA
I'm possibly looking to place a retired/spayed female of mine, specifically Little Dog Rogue.
I feel deep down in my heart it's the right thing to do as I look back on the adults I've retired and know it was the best decision I made for them. The transition can be a little ruff and tough that first week or two, but they do become so bonded with their new family, they don't even remember me. And I'm ok with that.
Now, the catch is, it is has to be the utmost perfect person/family for me to place this girl because she's one of a kind.
If I cannot find that perfect home than obviously I was incredibly wrong with even contemplating this decision... but I don't know unless I put it out there.
It's got to be someone pretty special to me, someone very meaningful,
not someone I personally do not know.
Truthfully, had I not wanted to breed Bostons longterm, I would have been done after my first program and they wouldn't have gone anywhere, they would have stayed with me.... but then there wouldn't have been more puppies either.
I found the perfect couple for Rogue and she joined them in Des Moines, Iowa.