English Labrador Breeder
Along with lots of love, socialization, proper veterinary care, and daily playtime, it is essential that young pups receive a proper diet to get them off to a great start. Selecting a quality puppy food that will provide them with the necessary nutrients is crucial for a puppy's mental and physical development. When the weaning process for our pups first begins at around 4 weeks of age, we slowly introduce them to a probiotic-packed Kefir milk that we make ourerlves using a local dairy's non-homogeonized cow milk. At this same age, we also start them on NuVet Plus, a high quality human-grade vitamin supplement formulated just for dogs and pups.
We feed our pups Royal Canin puppy food. During weaning, we begin adding puppy food to their diet at about 4.5-5 weeks of age. We start with a special pro formula just for breeders, blended specifically for young weaning pups and their nursing mothers. As time progresses, what started out as mushy kibbles soaked in raw Kefir and NuVet Vitamin powder slowly transforms to plain dry kibbles. At about 6-7 weeks, we slowly transition them to the Royal Canin Labrador Puppy formula. When your pup is ready to be adopted at 8 weeks, he is completely weaned from his mother's milk, and is eating this formula in dry kibbles. By this time, he is also eating the wafer form NuVet Vitamin rather than the powder.
NuVet Plus is an all-natural (and human grade) vitamin supplement for dogs and pups of all ages. The canine formula is comprised of a very specific list of vitamins, minerals and other natural ingredients . We have been using and promoting NuVet Plus for over 10 years, and have never been disappointed with the results! It has made a huge difference with our adults and pups. We start our pups on the powder formula at 4 weeks of age, and they graduate to the wafer form by the time they are adopted into their new homes at 8 weeks. For dogs and pups over 5 lbs., 1 wafer daily is all they need. Customers are sent home with several days supply to get them started, as well as helpful info about NuVet, and info on how to order their own. Be ahead of the game and have them when your new pups arrives home!
We send all of our pups home with a small blanket that has all of your puppy's familiar and comforting scents rubbed all over it. This will help your pup as he transitions to his new family and environment. Although it doesn't magically cure nighttime crying, it really does help!
Along with all of the physical things that are sent home with our pups, we also offer support and advice to our wonderful clients before, during, and most importantly after the adoption process. We want to be available for you on your journey with your new pup!