you may only be one person
....BUT....to your puppy....
~YOU~ ARE THE WORLD!!!~
~ PUPPY CARE AND INFORMATION~
Here at Puppy Pawz we put forth every
effort to the health and quality of the puppy
being produced and raised.
Puppies are born in our whelping house~
where it is heated in the winter and
air~conditioned in the summer if need be!! It
is kept toasty warm for the first 3 weeks of
Our new little bundles sleep on blankets
where there is also a heat lamp over their
pen to snuggle up under!!
ASAP after the puppies have arrived into
this BIG, WIDE and WONDERFUL world they
are given Nurse Mate, a good colostrum
booster to get them off to a HEALTHY start!!!
When we first start feeding them or if we feed
some that need extras with a big litter we use
Within the first week they have all
dewclaws removed and we tie little strings
around their necks to keep them straight for
We give our puppies a daily multi~vitamin~
and also daily Mega C drops to support
their immune system and also for the health
of the joints on these large breed dogs.
Then at 2 wks. of age they are started on
their worming program
and continued on at 3, 4, 6, & 8 wks. of age
and every 2 wks. after.
Between 2~3 wks. of age the puppies are
started on getting used to food!!
*We start them on milk soaked in their food
so it is nice and soft for them to eat as they
have no teeth yet. We feed them a VERY good
WELL~balanced diet, also a modified raw
As they get older they get raw meat mixed
topped with raw eggs which is an excellent
source of protein and keeps their coats
looking healthy and shiny!! They have dry
kibble in front of them at all times so growing
puppies can have all they need for their
needs and someday be big healthy strong
Here is an example of a feeding schedule
guideline we go by.....
The key to feeding giant breeds is not to over feed,
which is why it's better to feed 3~4 times daily. You want
more frequent feedings, in smaller amounts using a
kibble roughly 23%.
*It is important to resist the urge to fatten them up. lean and
healthy is the key.....
When we introduce the kibble we mix it in a goat's
milk recipe we have or Esbilac and let it soak for about 5
minutes. They go for that goats milk
recipe and we do that one feeding. It is a CHALLENGE to
keep them clean at this age until they have learned how
to eat properly!!!
At the 2nd feeding we mix in about 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. of
ground beef to the kibble (depending how many we are
feeding). We use a little goat's milk replacer or Esbilac to
help mix the ground beef and kibble.
The 3rd feeding might be chicken necks, hearts, or
If there is a 4th feeding we give them a little kibble
mixed with pureed beef liver.
After the first week of feeding solids we get
an idea of their eating habits. For example
when you get a 2 month old puppy from
Puppy Pawz it will be eating between 2~4
cups of kibble a day divided by the number of
feedings. Now if you are going to feed raw
meat as a starting point select 3 cups of
kibble. replace one of the cups of kibble with
1/2 a cup of meat.
* So the pup would be eating 2.5 cups of
kibble with meat daily. After a day or two you
will know if your puppy is still hungry and
need more at each feeding. Then you can
increase the food by about 1/2 cup.
What you want to be cautious with is not to
feed to much protein, especially to mastiffs.
There is typically 60~80 grams of protein in a
pound of ground beef. Some breeders feed 8
ounces of meat for every cup of kibble but
that may be too much protein for giant
As a general rule a young dog should
consume, daily, about 2 grams of high grade
animal protein per kilogram of body weight.
When you get your puppy adjust your
feedings by your dog's appearance more than
by the number of cups.
At times when they are learning to eat we
will mix in a little canned meat.... Taste of the
Wild or Purina
but they like the raw MUCH better!! It is a
soft food for them and easy to eat at the
We have found that by feeding the
guidelines above and using supplements on
the puppies have made for some really nice
looking healthy pups!!
When you receive your puppy it will be on
an All~Natural kibble, one that is a small
kibble for them to get started on so they
don't choke on a kibble to large
Starting at 6 wks. of age the puppies are
given a 5~way vaccination
and they are then vaccinated every 3 wks.
until they leave.
We also have our puppies
vet~checked....a heart/health cardiac exam,
by a licensed veterinarian before they leave
to make sure of no heart murmurs, eyes,
ears, mouth, lungs, everything is checked
We use the office here in Ithaca Michigan
where Dr. John Cresswell~ DVM,
or Thomas Armstrong of Alma...to
do our vet checks.
Your new family member will come with
it's health records listing everything he/she
has had and the day it was given.
Most of our litters come with FULL AKC
registration for show/breeding rights
although a few litters do come with limited
Shipping is also available to anywhere in
the USA and Canada for an additional $400.
Shipping is also available to other countries.
Our puppies are handled from birth until
they leave!! They are played with and held
MANY MANY times a day!! My children like
wrapping them up in a blanket and rocking
them to sleep or playing church with them!!
It is just tooo cute!! They are used to
children's laughter and giggles and farm life!!
Tractors, skid~steers, cattle....and just
everyday farm living!!
Your puppy will come with LOTS of love,
WELL~socialized and a LIFETIME of breeder
FEEL FREE to contact me ANYTIME!! With
ANY questions or interest you may have!!!
We are here for you!! And strive to take
TOP~NOTCH care of you new addition to your
I also FULLY enjoy receiving pictures from
my customers so I can see their development
and also place them on my website for others
St. Bernards and English Mastiffs make
FANTASTIC family companions and you will
LOVE every minute with your
precious....Puppy Pawz life's companion!!!
~HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY~