Worming: We use Safe Guard Brand (fenbendazole) wormer on our puppies. They are wormed for the first time at 2 weeks of age, and are wormed once weekly until they leave our care. The puppies' dam is also wormed once weekly while she is with the pups. Once weaning has occurred, the dam is returned to our once monthly worming schedule for adult dogs. It is important to know that worms can be highly detrimental to your puppy's health. Work with your vet to establish a good worming schedule and stick to it. You will be rewarded with a happy, healthy puppy.
Vaccines: Circle C Aussies uses the Schering -
Feeding your Aussie:
It is a common misconception that pet food companies spend lots of money researching
what is most healthy for your pet. There is actually a fine line between what is
best for the dog and what is best for making a profitable product. Meat is expensive,
and many pet food companies look to protein alternatives like meat by-
While an all natural meat, bone, and vegetable diet is best for your dog (we recommend
Dr Pitcairn's method), few working families have the time to devote to putting together
meals for the dog in addition to the hectic goings on of modern life. This does not
mean that you are a bad pet owner! When selecting a commercial kibble for your dog,
stay away from grocery store brands as a general rule. Select from brands sold at
your local feed store instead, and pay attention to the labels. Be certain that the
kibble contains no BHA, BHT, or Ethoxyquin. Check to be sure that the product is
preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols (vitamin e). We have had excellent results
with Diamond products, but they are by no means the only producers of quality food.
Expensive does not equal quality, so check the label and when in doubt -
Please note: Any dog who eats a commercial kibble should be offered fresh treats and bones so that their chewing needs are met. We also recommend top dressing your dog's kibble with low fat yogurt. The live bacteria are beneficial to your dog's digestive tract, and the treat is much appreciated. Be sure to check with your vet to make sure that your dog's nutritional needs are being adequately met.