If you received a small breed from us, your puppy is likely very small. Some only weigh a couple of pounds when they come home! Because of this, be very careful to watch him or her when/ if your puppy plays with children or other dogs. We would not want him or her to get hurt!
Tiny toy breeds can often get hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) after they go to their new homes, are young, still growing, tiny etc. Hypoglycemia can be caused from the puppy not eating due to stress, too much activity (not enough rest) or too much handling.
Signs of hypoglycemia are not eating, throwing up, diarrhea, lethargy (lack of energy), not drinking etc. If you notice any of these signs, please contact us & your vet right away. Time is of the essence!
If you are receiving a tiny toy breed puppy from us, we recommend mixing about about 1 tsp of honey in his or her water bowl (lukewarm).
Because your puppy has been recently weaned & is SO small, we also recommend feeding dry kibble AND soft food (kibble, mixed with warm water & canned food).
If you request an especially small, tiny toy breed puppy, please know that they can be stressed when moving to a new home. Sometimes their appetites are affected. If you have a small puppy, we recommend Royal Canin Small breed puppy food, Eukanuba puppy food or Iams small breed puppy food. These are all excellent brands.
If your puppy doesn't eat the dry dog food, add a couple spoons of canned puppy food to the dry food. We recommend Little Ceasar, Pedigree puppy or any canned Iams or Eukanuba canned food. You can also ask your vet if they sell another quality food.
"... For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight, but also in the sight of man..."
- 2 Corinthians 8:21
Mark & Kate Ritter
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8:00 am to 10:00 pm CST
We're CLOSED on Sundays,
to celebrate the Lord's Day
We are proud members of the:
Missouri Pet Breeders Assoc.
America's Pet Registry Inc
American Canine Hybrid Club
Certified Pet Registry Inc
We are also associated with the:
Arabian Horse Association
Tennessee Walker Horse Association
Website last updated on 05/18/18