Your New Puppy Care Instructions
Congratulations on your new puppy.
We are pleased and honored that you are now part of our puppy family.
Our obligation to you is to assure that you have all the information and tools needed to properly care for your new puppy.
We at Grace Kennel are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Please don’t hesitate to call us as we want to ensure your new puppy of a long, healthy and happy life.
Taking your new puppy home
Puppies may become car sick during the first few rides in a car.
We recommend taking another person along to hold your new puppy or use a dog carrier.
Have your passenger frequently, but slowly, rub the puppy and talk to him/her in a soft voice.
This proves to be effective most of the time in relaxing your new puppy.
Take a roll of paper towels, blanket or towel and wet wipes along just in case your puppy does get sick.
If your puppy does have motion sickness, make short trips (around the block) until he/she gets used to it.
Food and water
Not eating or drinking for the first day can happen.
Things are different for the puppy.
Water can taste different in different cities and even different neighborhoods.
The adjustment period should last a day or so.
It would be best to feed the puppy the same food he/she is used to and if you choose to change food, it should be done gradually.
If you notice early that your puppy’s appetite has decreased, there are some food items usually found in the home that may be used to entice him or her.
Cheese (all types) rice (white or brown), boiled chicken, plain or vanilla yogurt, cottage cheese, cheerios, baby food (chicken), cooked egg (scrambled or boiled), peanut butter.
The puppy must eat.