Ten Weeks Old
We are now officially on the count down until the pups leave us for their new homes.
We always personally feel a mixture of happy, sad and anxious. Happiness for the future of our babies, the thought of them with their lovely families and the adventures they will have together over the years. Sadness that our time with them is drawing to an end - 11 weeks seems to always fly by for us, and anxiousness at the thought of their first few days and weeks while they settle into their new routine.
It’s been so wonderful to have the opportunity to watch these puppies grow over the weeks. From the joys of watching Harriet become a mummy for the first time, watching them open their eyes, learn how to walk, eat and play as well as get chosen by their owners. These puppies have been a delight to raise and we hope they will make their owners as happy as they have made us over the weeks.
Last Wednesday we had the pups final health test with our vet and their Nobivac DHP vaccination. Our vet will be providing our new owners with a letter of health that I pop into the puppies folder that you will take home.
This week I will be busily organising the final bits of the puppy packs and registering the pups to their new owners and please do have a read of the 'Going Home' page if you haven't done so already.
I will be registering the puppies microchip details to their new owners in the next 24 hours. You should receive a text and email from 'Animal Tracker' asking you to follow the link to accept your pups microchip. When you follow the link you will first be asked to create an account with a password, once you have registered an account with Animal Tracker, then you will be able to accept your puppy's microchip details. The puppies will be named by their collar colour, once the microchip is accepted you will be able to change their name in your account. It is fairly easy to do, but if you have any problems, please do get in touch.
Your puppy will come with 4 weeks free insurance (information regarding your puppy's 4 weeks free insurance will be placed in their puppy pack). The insurance will activate on the day of collection and run its course in the background. If you would like to carry on using PetPlan after 4 weeks, you just need to give them a call to extend your insurance. We highly recommend that you take out 'life time' cover than 'annual' cover to give you the best protection.
For week 10s photo and video code, please read all the information provided about flea and wormer, you can find this information on Harriet's litters home page.
Once you have read the information, please email or text us the following answers to the questions below. We will then provide you with the code to access the photos and videos :
1. At what age do we do a faecal sample test on our puppies to check for parasites?
2. Does flea and worm products 'prevent' your dog from getting parasites?
3. Can you name some of the health problems that are associated with regular use of pesticides?
3. What is the name of the toxic ingredient in the chewable parasite tablets Nexgard, Bravecto and Simparica?
4. Can you name three things that you can add to your dogs diet, that will naturally help against worms?
I have added another video on the flea and wormer page - please have a watch when you have a moment.