I include in your puppy packet an AKC registration I pay for, as well as the lifetime Microchip Registration with AKC Companion Animal Recovery. Please take the time to watch the AKC Canine Good Citizen video online and work with your puppy on training. An AKC Behavior Specialist Plan is also available to you. For Insurance purposes, I include 30 day coupons from each AKC & TruPanion that you can choose from.
I also Register your puppy with ACA and APRI as well. They are all great pet registries and great to show dogs in! Very laid back, children friendly, and judge on breed conformity.
I buy most of my products from A to Z Vet Supply. They have been a wealth of information and have been a huge asset to me in managing my kennel. You can call Chris M at 1-800-979-2868 and order Single Dose Vaccinations of NeoPar and Neo Vac Vaccinations that you will need Annually. Chris will always be glad to answer any questions about Food as well. He is not a Veterinarian, but very informational.
Feel free to contact them with any questions as well.
If you decided to use a different brand, I recommend mixing your choice of food and mine half and half for the first few days. Slowly decrease mine and add more of yours until it is completely on your food. Changing food (and sometimes water) may upset his/her bowels and can cause diarrhea. Mixing the foods may help eliminate or decrease this problem. Always consider Prebiotics as a solution to digestive problems. We use RECOVERY PASTE from A TO Z vet supply for our Prebiotic needs.
If you consider changing from Royal Canin for Bulldogs, I just ask, why? If your puppy/dog is doing well on one dog food, why would you change brands? I have done extensive research on dog food, if you do consider switching foods, please take the time to call and consult with me first!
Prebiotics is a huge key to digestive tract problems. It should be a first consideration! Secondly, the change in water could be an issue, as here your puppy has been on well water. That should be considered as well. Just because it says Holistic, or Organic does not make it better.
Royal Canin has several vets at your disposal, feel free to call them anytime you have a question. I DO!
I start my customers off with an AKC Puppy Protection Plan Plus which gives you a 60 day trial AKC Pet Healthcare Plan. Activation by you is required past the 60 day trial time. This means you will need to call the AKC to give them your information, everything else will be taken care of for you and is included in the purchase price of your puppy. this I have recently learned that the Trial Insurance I provide, is not recognized in CA or NY . However, the actual AKC Insurance Plan is good in those states, just not the trial part that I pay for. For more information on this plan you can look it up online at www.akcpethealthcare.com
OR call 1-866-725-2747.
I ALSO GIVE YOU AN OPTION OF TRUPANION INSURANCE WITH THE FIRST 30 DAYS FREE CODE. SEVERAL CUSTOMERS USE THIS OPTION.
EARS - The life cycle of an Ear Mite is 3 weeks....Each 3 weeks ( like clock work) clean your dogs ears! I apply a solution of Mal-Acetic Otic to their ears, rub it around, then take a cotton pad and dry it out completly. DO NOT USE Q-TIPS ON A DOGS EARS! Dogs ears are not designed as human ears! I then like to add MITE-A- CLEAR ( I just like it) to keep mites at bay. You may find these at a local Pet Store or A to Z Vet Supply. I have never had any ear problems with my dogs by following these procedures.