When it comes the time for your puppy to leave the only environment they have ever known and travel to a new home, there is a certain amount of stress involved regardless of how comfortable and their travel is. Its like a child starting a new school. Often this can cause the puppy to have an upset tummy for a few days even though things were very normal prior to departure. Change of diet can also have an effect on the puppies tummy. This is a very common occurrence and will just need to be monitored closely. Make sure the puppy has at all times fresh clean water. It is very normal for puppies to have what we call Puppy stress diarrhoea in the first few days of arriving in his new home, especially if he has had to come to you on a flight. Mostly this will settle after a couple of days but on the odd occasion it can continue longer than we would like. Boiled chicken and rice with no other food will often help settle this but if it continues for longer than 24 hours then you may need a quick visit to the vets as this can cause other issues like dehydration and a tummy bug called coccidia to develop that may not have been stirred had the puppy stayed here. Blood may also occur in his stools which is normal but not common. If it is excessive and the puppy become lethargic, starts to vomit or wont eat and drink then we advise for you to take puppy STRAIGHT TO THE VET!
Please enjoy your puppy and phone or message us if you have any concerns – We are happy to offer support especially in those first weeks, we are not vets so at any stage you are concerned about the health of your puppy contact your VET. We can help with some basic issues but your best bet is to immediately if not before your puppy arrives make an appointment to see your vet for a general check of your puppy. We will never send a puppy to its new home if we for one minute believe that puppy is not well but with travel and relocation it can put stress on these young and vulnerable babies so please be vigilant at all times.
RULES FOR CHILDREN AROUND PUPPIES
- Don’t bother a sleeping puppy, pups need rest/sleep.
- Your pups crate and bed are their personal space, stay out of it especially when the puppy is using it.
- Dont put puppy on high surfaces, like beds, couch, pups cant gauge the distance to the ground.
- If you run, squeal & wave your arms around it means that you want to puppy to jump on and bite you; don’t do this
- If the puppy is jumping on you, gently push puppy down, say NO, turn your back to the puppy.
- Don’t pick the puppy up or carry it around all the time, this can annoying to the puppy
- Put your toys and shoes away, small toys etc can be a hazard for puppies.