THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION I WILL BE SENDING.

Because of this being so important I will require you to email me that you have read it.

In order to put your genetic health guarantee into effect I require a vet check within 72 hours of picking your puppy up. 

SET UP YOUR VET APPOINTMENT

*Tell them you just got a new puppy and your breeder requires a vet check (like a physical).

*Fecal Check

*Flea & Tick Med (I use topical because any of the tablet forms are linked to seizures.)

*Interceptor Plus for Heartworms

* They will ask about vaccines so tell them your puppy just had its first puppy vaccine (8 weeks old). You do not want any vaccines given until 12 weeks. Your puppy should NOT receive any additional vaccines until 3-4 weeks after their initial vaccine. Do NOT allow your vet to administer any additional vaccines at the initial appointment! 

Over vaccinating can be harmful to your puppy. 

PROTECT YOUR PUPPY

Everyone is excited about getting a new puppy and wants to show it off, but it is necessary to protect your puppy from contagious diseases until an entire series of four vaccines have been given. Your puppy should not be exposed to other puppies or taken to public places until fully protected by the entire series.   This includes taking your puppy for walks, riding in carts in pet stores, puppy training classes etc.  Basically it is just like protecting a newborn child during flu season.  This is such a dangerous period for your new puppy because it has not built up its immunity.   At 8 weeks of age, your puppy has had only one vaccine, as is the proper vaccine protocol. Until receiving 4 vaccines, your puppy is NOT fully protected against deadly contagious diseases such as Parvovirus and distemper etc. Precaution also needs to be taken at your vet’s office; people take sick animals there! Keep your puppy in the car until the examination, and do not let your puppy touch the floor at the vet’s office. We do NOT guarantee that your puppy won’t catch contagious diseases. 

WHAT DO YOU NEED THE DAY YOU PICK UP YOUR NEW PUPPY?

1.  Paper towels
2.  Beach towel or blanket
3.  Wipes
4.  Plastic bag
5.  Small crate if you already have one.  I wouldn't advise you to spend money on one if you don't already have one. The puppy will grow out of this crate so fast  that is a waste of money.  If you have someone that can ride along and hold the puppy that is the best way.  Less stressful on the puppy and you in the long run.  If you have a long trip you may want a crate.
6.  DON'T TAKE YOUR PUPPY OUT TO POTTY ANYWHERE THAT MIGHT BE COMMON GROUND FOR OTHER PUPPIES OR DOGS!  Parvo is a wicked disease and will kill a puppy within a few days.  Parvo is found in rest areas, puppy parks, pet store areas, fast food grassy areas and even at your Veterinarian's office.  It can be found everywhere but those are the most common places.  It can live in the soil for a year.  Please be VERY careful with your new baby!  
7.    You may want to bring a bowl for water if you have a long trip.
8.  You will need a large wire crate at home that has the panel that you can move to make it larger as the puppy grows.

DO NOT LEAVE A COLLAR ON YOUR 
PUPPY WHEN CRATED OR FENCED IN.  I 
HAD A FRIEND HAVE ONE OF OUR PUPS 
HANG ITSELF ON HER COLLAR.  :(

****NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED 
FOR FINAL PAYMENT ON THE DAY OF 
PICK UP!!  US Postal money orders or cash.


 

It is very important to take care of your pet's ears or you could damage  their ears and end Here is a great read on ear maintenance.  (I was not able to copy this.)http://www.vipoodle.org/PDF_Files/ThePoodleEar.pdfup spending a lot of money on vet bills due to ear infections.

Basic Maintenance Grooming

Here is a great article with good photographs and explanations of how to trim your dog's nails:Trimming the toenails of a Dog: Pet Health Topics from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientEd/dog_nails.asp

The information contained on this site is in no way intended to replace that of proper veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment.It is meant to provide resource, so that we can better understand canine health related issues.

Goldendoodles can be high maintenance grooming if left very long.  Brushing is very important along with running a metal comb through the coat to get any hair close to the skin otherwise they may mat and then a trip to the groomer will probably mean a strip job.  They will grow back, but they do look funny.  Find someone that has a doodle with a cut you like and find out the groomers name.  It isn't the easiest to groom a doodle and some come back looking opposite of what they should.

You need to start brushing and doing basic coat care early to introduce your puppy early.  Many adult puppy cuts are great for them and easy to take care of.