The day has finally come. YOUR PUPPY IS COMING HOME! You’ve probably been waiting for months, maybe even years for this day to happen. How exciting! BUT how do you know if you’re prepared? Well, lucky for you we have helped hundreds of adoptive families prepare for their new family member!
TGL’s tips to help prepare!
1- The pet store can often be overwhelming. With so many options to purchase, what do you even choose? We have compiled an Amazon basket to help out with your purchases through extensive research on our own dogs! This list compiles some of our favorite products! – https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/TXADYWC9VZI3?ref_=wl_share
2- Ensure your puppy is coming into a good environment. Puppy proof your home, and make sure the puppy’s living space, eating area, etc. are all set and ready before you bring your puppy home. This helps minimize stress for the puppy and helps set expectations clearly from the beginning.
3- A very important thing to remember is to stay calm for your puppy. Your new bestie didn’t get a chance to read and prepare beforehand, so they are going to need some patience as they adjust. Understand that your new little puppy has never been in your home before, has never been around you before, and is unsure of what’s going on. Be patient and give the puppy time.
4- The first few days your puppy may have some loose stools, lack of appetite, and be pretty tired- this is not abnormal behavior for a puppy under stress. We suggest having a few things on hand for the first week to help! Plain chicken, plain white rice, and cooked eggs. Puppies usually love these three extra foods and are very good for them as well! This will help stimulate your puppy’s appetite. However, if you are concerned, never hesitate to contact us.
5- Don’t forget about your puppy’s gut health, and overall health. Probiotics are a very good thing to give your puppy, as it helps gut health and their immune system. We recommend NuVet Plus. Nuvet Plus is not available in store so order directly from the manufacturer by calling 800-474-7044 and using Order Code: 916393, or ordering online at www.nuvet.com/916393
6- Have fun and enjoy your puppy! We cannot wait to see all the amazing places you go and the adventures you have together!