THIS CHECKLIST HAS BEEN MADE BY SEVERAL BREEDERS INCLUDING MYSELF, WITH ADDED INPUT FROM SOME OF OUR VETS!!! SO YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT KNOWING THAT WE GOT YOUR BACK
FIRST OFF, CONGRATULATIONS!
There’s nothing in the world like a bunch of cute little furballs stumbling around and playing. It’s TRULY an amazing experience!!! Now let’s talk about something very serious and that is how to prepare yourself and the momma for this exciting adventure you’re both on.
This post is more so going to be a checklist for you to follow to ensure this adventure goes as smoothly as possible!!!
(BTW THIS CHECKLIST HAS BEEN MADE BY SEVERAL BREEDERS INCLUDING MYSELF, SO YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT KNOWING THAT WE GOT YOUR BACK)
There are many things that you need to be prepared! The initial investment is high, for your first litter, but most of the supplies can be reused for future litters.
My suggestion is to PLAN AHEAD OF TIME (if you can) and buy a couple of things at a time, so it is not such financial stress.
The biggest cost is going to be the whelping box unless you can make one yourself! You can also use a hard plastic kiddie pool until the pups are done nursing on mom, or big enough to start crawling over the edge.
Below is a list of supplies with pictures of what we use. I gave you 2 choices below!!!
The first being “Revival Animal”:
I usually buy all of this type of stuff (breeding supplies) thru https://www.revivalanimal.com the reason for that is they usually always send me some great coupons that save me money in the long run!!! NOTE: When purchasing from https://www.revivalanimal.com/ there is a small shipping cost unless you spend $99+(you’ll be surprised how fast your cart total adds up, so don’t worry) and they have phenomenal customer service that ACTUALLY KNOWS THE PRODUCTS THERE SELLING, which is super important if you have a question or concern…..I mean their MAIN FOCUS IS THE HEALTH OF YOUR PETS!!!!!! AND by the way, Revival actually MAKES ALMOST ALL OF THE SUPPLEMENTS WE RECOMMEND IN THIS POST AND OUR PAST POSTS!! Like our post on BREEDING SUPPLEMENTS AND WHY YOU NEED THEM!! Where you’ll see all the “Breeder’s Edge” products.
SECOND, being the amazing AMAZON.COM: I’m sure you know the deal with Amazon.
It’s an awesome company that has taken over the ONLINE shopping category. Anything you can think of that you want to buy, it can more than likely be found on this online SUPERSTORE!!! With that being said….anyone can sell anything and although they too have amazing customer service, I bet my bottom dollar that if you have any questions or concerns on any of the products below…..you’ll hit a brick wall, which is COMPLETELY understandable considering the number of different products you can get from there!!!! Also if you’re a member of Amazon prime SHIPPING IS FREEEE!!!!!
Like I said, below you’ll see two pictures of the same product the one on the left is Revival and the product on the right is from Amazon. Both are great! I recommend and prefer buying most of my breeding supplies from Revival, but the choice is yours!!!!!
Just click on the pictures and it will bring you to either Amazon or Revival to add it to your cart.
Feel free to copy and paste the list so you can print it out as your own checklist!
1. PUPPY SCALE
2. New born puppy collar
3. WEIGHT CHARTS
4. CHEAP LAUNDRY BASKET OR PLASTIC BIN
5. HEAT LAMPS (NEED AT LEAST 2) AND BULBS (I RECOMMEND GETTING A FEW CAUSE THEY SEEM TO ALWAYS BURN OUT QUICK)
6. HEATING PAD
7. SUCTION BULB
7 1/2 .
Delee Mucus Trap
I ALMOST FORGOT ….PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BUY THIS PRODUCT….IT WILL SAVE A PUPPIES LIFE
9. COTTON BALL’S
11. UMBILICAL CORD CLAMP
12. NEW SANITARY SCISSORS
14. BABY WIPES
15. NAIL CLIPPERS
16. BLANKETS LOTS OF BLANKETS
17. ABSORBENT WHELPING PADS (AT LEAST 6)
18. NEW CHEAP TOWELS (AT LEAST 10) PLEASE DONT USE YOUR USED TOWELS
19. ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
21.BREEDERS EDGE ORAL CAL PLUS
22. BREEDERS EDGE NUTURE MATE (COLOSTRUM)
23. BABY BOTTLES
26. DEWORMER (START THIS AT 2 WEEKS OF AGE)
THERES 3 TYPES THAT I RECOMMEND USING
- WORM X
27. Syringe with out needles
28. WHELPING BOX