We have created a list of essentials we highly recommended having on hand before bringing your new puppy home.
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Puppy Multi-Vitamin - I recommend from 8 weeks of age to 1 year of age:
Multi-Vitamin 10-in-one (1 year plus in age) age
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Coconut Oil – Just as with people, applying coconut oil to your dog’s skin can help to lubricate your dog’s skin and prevent flaking or other signs of irritation. Simply rub a small amount into your hands and massage into the skin, running your fingers through the fur of your pet—the coconut oil may also help your dog's coat appear sleeker and glossier. If you live in a wooded area or like to go for hikes with your dog, coconut oil can also serve as a non-chemical way to repel fleas and ticks. Coconut oil can be added to your dog’s food, just be careful not to over do it. There are many health benefits to adding this oil to your dog’s diet.
Salmon Oil – Excellent for Skin & Coat
Pumpkin – Another great additive. I like to give this 2 – 3x a week to keep the digestive tract healthy. Puppies get 1 tablespoon. Adult dogs get more. Packaging lists the correct amounts to give. This can be given in the form of organic canned pumpkin or my favorite product can be found at the hyperlink above.
Raw organic apple cider vinegar – Another excellent additive to your dog's diet. Add to your dog's food or water - 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon daily.
Whole-fat organic plain Greek Yogurt – My dog’s love one big dollop on top of their food once/day as well! Excellent health benefits.
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Training Collars for dogs who tend to pull on leashes:
We gotta keep those ears clean, right?
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Wondercide Spot-On All-Natural Flea & Tick Treatment – PLEASE only use all-natural flea and tick treatments on your pets.
**Chemical based treatments including pills Rx’d by vets have been proven to cause cancers, seizures and even death in pets. Do NOT use Seresto flea & tick collars!
Do not take the chance! Use all-natural, plant-based products on your pets and in your households and yards to control fleas, ticks, and pests.