Items for your new Bernese Mt Dog

Items you will find useful for your Bernese Mt. Dog puppy or adult dog.

 

SHOTS:

VANGUARD vaccinations, will give the puppies their first shots, you will need to provide the next 3 shots, starting at 11 weeks of age: Please find VANGUARD vaccinations. That is the brand that I wish you to use.

Puppy weight

Ideally your puppy should be kept thin until he reaches about 1 year old. You should be able to feel the puppy’s ribs between 4 months to 1 year.
A fat puppy has a higher chance of hip and elbow problems and hod and pano please keep you puppy thin. an adult dog that is fat is not
a healthy dog, please keep your dog an ideal weight.

Crates

A 500 size extra large (42 inches long) crate for males or and a 400 size large (36 inches long) crate for females. A wire crate is the best kind,  Precision, Midwest are the best brands. If you will be flying your dog  with you then you will need a soft sherpa bag type of crate.

The crate should be a safe place; a den for your puppy. Not a place of punishment. You can feed your puppy in his crate and have some chew toys there.

Activities

Between the ages of approximately 4 to 10 months you will need to be extra careful with your puppy’s activities. This is a major growth period and his joints and growth plates can be easily injured.

Unacceptable Activities

  • No running up and down stairs
  • No rough play with other dogs
  • No jumping in and out of trucks, SUV’s Vans etc.
  • No long walks or hiking (short walks are OK, ¼ mile)
  • No running and rough housing during this period

Acceptable Activities

  • Short walks
  • Easy swimming
  • Easy play; no running with other dogs or puppies

SUPPLIES/TOYS/VITAMINS/EQUIPMENT

Be careful of stuffed dog toys,  soft beds, and towels, many Berners like to eat them,
If you wild like your dog or puppy to have a bed besides a crate please buy them at Kuranda bed
this is the only bed they will not eat or destroy. www.dogbed.us/18715

Unacceptable Toys/Bones

  • No rawhide
  • No tug-of-war games
  • No pig ears

Acceptable Toys/Bones

  • Nyla dino Bones
  • Nyla-type chew toys
  • Vinyl toys
  • Kong toys
  • Buster Cubes
  • Balls designed or made for big dogs
  • Kiddies’ wading pool
  • Deer Antlers

Grooming Supplies

  • Metal comb
  • Rake
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Pin brush
  • Nail clippers or dremel for grinding
  • Doggy toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Tooth scaler
  • Thinning shears, straight scissors
  • Shampoo and conditioner—we use baby shampoo for puppies
  • Blow dryer, optional, grooming table

Equipment you will need for your new puppy

  • One 2-quart stainless steel feeding bowl
  • At least two 5-quart stainless steel water bowls; for inside and outdoors
  • Crate
  • Vitamin C and Glucosamine
  • Dog food
  • Toys
  • Collar and leash
  • Nylon bristle brush and pin brush
  • We use KURANDA beds, the only dog bed that can not
  • be chewed up by a Bernese, to order go to: www.dogbed.us/18715
  • if you use this code they will donate 5% of purchase price to warrior canine connection

 

Dog Supply Catalogs and Websites

UPCO                                                                        J-B Wholesale Pet Supplies Inc.

1800-254-8726                                                        1-800-526-0388

www.upco.com                                                     www.JBpet.com

 

Revival Animal Health                                            J and J Pet Supplies

1-712-737-5555                                                      Great leashes- on line

www.revivalanimal.com                                    www.jjdog.com

Doctors Foster and smith                                      Pet Edge

1-800-826-7206                                                      1-800-637-3786

www.drsfostersmith.com                                              www.PetEdge.com

 

RECOMMENDED Vitamins for your puppy

Glucosamine: I recommend the brand k9 level 5000, a liquid glucosamine supplement You can find this online, amazon has it

Vitamin C: Buy buffered C, you can find at most human health food stores.

Buy one of these products as a vitamin enzyme supplement:

Digestive Enzyme called eNZymes Pro+
We get this at www.greatlife4pets.com

or www.NaturesFarmacyWEST.com 1-866-948-3939
Dogzymes newf warrior is also a good product
Nyzmes is also a good product you can find on line

or something like this with a digestive enzyme and a probiotic

We also feed pet kelp- after 3 months www.petkelp.co 

Adult Food for your puppy that a good quality foods are: 

Nutri Source Lamb meal and rice

Eagle holistic lamb

Wellness Super5 Mix

Simply Natural, chicken or lamb

Natural Balance, duck or chicken

Husse optimal giant – mail delivery www.husse.com

Precise- Lamb, Adult

California Natural, adult

Nutro Ultra, adult

Avoderm, lamb adult

Taste of the wild, Lamb or chicken

Please never feed your pup puppy foods only the foods recommended!



 

 

 

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