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For people that are buying pups, here are some things that come up that I want to make you aware of.

For people picking up pups…If I tell you that a puppy is old enough to leave at 7 weeks old, that does not automatically mean that you can come on that day and pick him/her up.. We have to set up the dates and times that everyone can come “in order” of deposit received… Sometimes we have as many as 15 different people to set pick up times for, for the same litter…We do need the first and second picks here first so please be considerate of the others in line knowing that they can’t wait to get their puppy either and don’t want to have to wait an extra week because someone in front of them can’t make it when the pups are ready to go.If you absolutely cannot come to get your pup, then you will have to pick from pictures and personality descriptions, so that the others can come and get their pups… Most of the time we can fit everyone in at different times on that day, but not all the time. Do not make plans, until you and I, set a pick up date and time….I cannot give you a day and time until I know when the people in front of you are coming…

Also please do not bring your other dog unless we discuss this in advance.

For people having their pups shipped…If your puppy is being flown to you, the same thing applies. If I say the pup cannot be shipped until he/she is 8 weeks old, that does not mean the pup will be flown on the day he/she turns 8 weeks old. The temperatures have to be right, which makes it a day to day process sometimes to book a flight so the flight can not be booked over a week in advance. The money needs to be received first from everyone getting a pup. We usually ship more than one pup at a time…The crates need to be here, as we have booked flights before only to have the crate not show up on time… Once the flight is booked , the vet appt is set for the same day, as the health certificate is only good for ten days. If the temps change and the airline won’t fly a pup then you may need another health certificate at $50 a pop.

Also, please do not ask what pup will be yours, as I do not know, until you pick him or her out at 7 weeks of age. The first pick will get to pick their puppy first, in person at 7 weeks old if they are local. Then the 2nd and 3rd etc…If the pup needs to be shipped then you can pick your pup out from pictures and personality descriptions at 6 1/2 weeks old…

Also please do not ask to pick your pup up earlier than the day they turn 7 weeks old. It is STATE LAW that the pups be at least 7 weeks old before they leave….And at least 8 weeks before they can be shipped…

We prefer you use paypal for deposits or mail a certified check… We only take cash at pick up…

Also as far as colors go:

The fawn is tan with a black mask

The apricot is red with a black mask

The brindle is either color above with black stripes.

A black brindle is a black base coat with silver or gold stripes

Mastiffs do not come in solid black. Black brindle is the closest to black we can get…

When they are first born, sometimes it is hard to tell the fawns from the apricots until they settle into their color..The color has nothing at all to do with the temperament…

When you get first pick it is ALWAYS after we pick, “if” we choose to pick one..

A PET’S TEN COMMANDMENTS………

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is
likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment.
You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only
you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand
your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt
you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if
something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food,
I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or
weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you
can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier
for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Warning: XYLITOL(suger free gum) is DEADLY TO DOGS!

“A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals” Proverbs 12:10

WARNING!
To all dog owners pass this on to everyone you can.

Last Friday evening, I arrived home from work, fed Chloe, our 24# Dachshund, just as I normally do. Ten minutes later I walked into the den just in time to see her head inside the pocket of Katie’s friend’s purse. She had a guilty look on her face so I looked closer and saw a small package of sugar-free gum. It contained xylitol. I remembered that I had recently read that sugar-free gum can be deadly for dogs so I jumped on line and looked to see if xylitol was the ingredient. I found the first website below and it was the one. Next, I called our vet. She said to bring her in immediately. Unfortunately, it was still rush hour and it took me almost 1/2 hour to get there. Meanwhile, since this was her first case, our vet found another website to figure out the treatment. She took Chloe and said they would induce her to vomit, give her a charcoal drink to absorb the toxin (even though they don’t think it works) then they would start an iv with dextrose. The xylitol causes dogs to secrete insulin so their blood sugar drops very quickly. The second thing that happens is liver failure. If that happens, even with aggressive treatment, it can be difficult to save them. She told us she would call us.

Almost two hours later, the vet called and said that contents of her stomach contained 2-3 gum wrappers and that her blood sugar had dropped from 90 to 59 in 30 minutes. She wanted us to take Chloe to another hospital that has a critical care unit operating around the clock. We picked her up and took her there. They had us call the ASPCA poison control for a case number and for a donation, their doctors would direct Chloe’s doctor on treatment. They would continue the iv, monitor her blood every other hour and then in 2 days test her liver function. She ended up with a central line in her jugular vein since the one in her leg collapsed, just as our regular vet had feared.

Chloe spent almost the entire weekend in the critical care hospital. After her blood sugar was stabilized, she came home yesterday. They ran all the tests again before they released her and so far, no sign of liver damage. Had I not seen her head in the purse, she probably would have died and we wouldn’t even had known why.

Three vets told me this weekend, that they were amazed that I even knew about it since they are first learning about it too. Please tell everyone you know about xylitol and dogs. It may save another life.

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