Dry Food: Purina Pro Plan Sport
30/20 Formula - Chicken
(purple and black bag)
Wet Food: I feed dry food to my adult dogs. I recommend having a can of wet food on hand in case your puppy encounters some stress and pickiness in the first few days.
Immunity Builder: NuVet Labs. We give our dogs these
vitamins and highly recommend them. They help with puppy
immunity levels before they have all of their shots too!*Use order code 51072
Bowls, toys, chews. We like cow ears, antlers and nylabone, soft squeek toys.
Leash and collar: We recommend an adjustable nylon
collar to start. Puppies grow quickly!
Shampoo: We recommend baby shampoo or tearless
Brushes: Pin brush, slicker brush and comb.
Our favorite brush is a Chris Christiansan slicker brush!
Bedding: We recommend starting with old towels
until the puppy is housebroken.
Ear Powder: Poodles grow hair inside their ears and it needs to be cleaned out. This powder helps you to get it out in between groomings. We can teach you how!
Crates: We recommend the Midwest, Lifestages
crate. It comes with a divider so it can grow
as the puppy grows.
*Standard Poodle Puppy Size: 36L x 24W x 27H
*Miniature Poodle Puppy Size: 24L x 18W x 21H
Travel crate: We recommend a soft crate. They are
lightweight and fold up easily.
Groomer: Take some time to meet some groomers in your area or ask around to friends and neighbors for recommendations. It is nice to have a groomer that you trust to know that your puppy will have a good experience at the groomer.
Veterinarian: Similarly, it is a good idea to find a local veterinarian that you know and trust. Recommendations are always the best way to choose. Once you know the date you will be picking up your puppy, you can have a vet appointment set up for a day or two after.
*If you live nearby we highly recommend our vet, Dr. Berkowitz. Old Shore Animal Clinic, Port Washington, NY. (516) 767-1490
Trainer: Training starts the first day you bring a new puppy home. Whether you plan on using a private trainer or going to group classes, it is a good idea to have something in place before you bring home your new puppy.
Just remember: they should not go to group classes until they have had ALL of their shots.