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Categories: Health , Vaccinations

Q. What information do you typically give a new puppy owner with regard to feeding and shots?
I am a small breeder of Miniature Schnauzers. I've been all over your web site and love the info!!! I've been leaning more and more towards holistically taking care of my dogs, as I haven't been too impressed with the vets in my area!! The one vet I was going to is a breeder himself and he wants me to wean my pups at 3 weeks and start the pups on vaccinations at 6 weeks. When one of my pups came down with Parvo, he wanted to see my vaccine schedule. I am convinced about the raw diet and plan to implement it right away! All my dogs are on vitamins. Still trying to figure out the vaccine thing! Parvo is very bad here! May do the Parvo / Distemper as Jean Dodds says to do. I had gotten info on her protocol from another site that is into holistic also! From this site I learned to use Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) as a wormer (www.wolfcreekranch.net). And since I couldn't find anything on worming on your site I was wondering what your thoughts were on this issue? I will be using your site as a bible for my dog business! I am going to be purchasing all kinds of info. from you in the near future. Was wondering what info. you typically give the new puppy owner? Especially in regards to feeding and shots!!! And can I put a link on my site to yours for people to learn more about Vaccinosis? Thanks so much for all your information!!! Tara

A. Our protocol for what we do with litters is here http://www.leerburg.com/pup-med.htm scroll down through the article for the information. We worm only if necessary, and usually with a very mild wormer like Nemex. We also send our puppy customers these 3 books: The Vaccine Guide, Natural Nutrition for Dogs & Cats and Raw Dog Food. I rarely get questions about feeding raw anymore. We also send each customer a copy the dvd titled Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months.
  
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