A: All our puppies are playful and good for children. We carefully select puppies according both to their good health condition and to their good temperament. All puppies play well with children and are well socialized to be around all ages.
A: 1. All breeders are USDA Certified & Inspected. 2. Breeders must have puppies vet checked and current on all shots. 3. Puppies’ parents must be current on vaccines, health checked and free of any congenital defects. 4. Facilities must be kept clean and available for inspection at any time. 5. All puppies must be dewormed every two weeks. 6. All puppies must be home-raised with tender loving care. 7. All breeders must have 5+ years of experience to sell puppies.
A: All available puppies are listed on our website and all the information is correct. If you see their picture and the adopt button next to them, they are available. Because of high traffic levels & schedule of the person who maintains the site, there can appear situations in which a listing remains on the site after you have made a deposit. If puppy is available, you’ll receive a receipt on your email telling you THAT PUPPY IS YOURS. We assure you’ll get the puppy you rightfully purchased.
A: All puppies listed on our website have an approximate RANGE of weight they should stay within. We find out a range through a formula of different variables (i.e. parents’ size, breed parameters, weight of pup at 10 weeks). Occasionally, we offer a weight guarantee on specific pups. You can find it directly on the pup’s listing with the specific weight it is guaranteed to stay under. Guarantees are based on small offspring of their parents on a consistent basis. If you are concerned with adult size, please look for a specific and guaranteed weight. The other pups have an approximate range as we cannot know for SURE adults weight before the puppy grow to maturity. We are happy that our approximations show we are always close. Please allow us a bit of slack for margin of error.
A: Important warranty information: To activate your warranty, go to www.doctorpup.com/vip and enter your unique activation code received on your warranty activation card. You have to activate your warranty today to have your puppy protected by our warranty required. You have to prepare 4 pack of Danon Activia yogurt (vanilia) to administer 3 cc every 15 minutes for the first two hours after arrival with the provided syringe. You may use the remainer of the yogurt throughout the next week to help the puppy adjust. You have to get 1 dish Ceasers puppy (pink label), two cans of Gerber Chicken & Chicken Gravy Baby Food and a small bottle of Pepto Bismol (pink liquid anti acid). They are useful in case of a very upset tummy. It might cost $5 and you might not use them at first, but they are good to have around. These items will be helpful for the puppy to get adjusted as soon as they arrive as they will make a proper transition. Royal Canine Puppy #29 or Mini Starter is the food that you receive with the puppy. You must feed the puppy every 3-4 hours to keep up with the energy expended from the excitement upon arrival. You can use as supplemental feedings an entire can of Chicken Baby food mixed with 3 ml of Karo. It is high in protein and has quick energy from the Karo. 3 full syringes (3 ml) every 3-4 hours works well. Respect the steps above and do not stop until puppy has adjusted fully. Full adjustment can vary between 7 and 14 days. Do not vaccinate the puppy within the 10 days of arrival. If your puppy weighs less than 2LBS, please provide him Karo syrup (clear only) and give him 1CC every 2-4 hours for at least 2 weeks after arrival. Make sure the puppy has food available at all times, including through the night. Please make sure you get up at least for the first few nights and feed the puppy with Chicken Baby Food with Karo mixture 9 ml every 3-4 hours. If at any time the puppy is weak or can’t stand up, is sluggish, his sugar may be low. Give him immediately 5ml of Karo every 15 minutes for 1 hour. Past that mix a full syringe of Karo with Chicken Baby Food and give 3 ml (a full syringe) of this mixture every 30-45 minutes until puppy seems stable and returns to eating normal. If this happen, be careful and keep an eye on your puppy. Make sure it has adequate food and sugar intake. Please contact us as well at 614-859-2025 and let someone know this occurred so we can make note of it. If it is an emergency and you notice any type of spit up (yellow spit up, brown spit up), please call 614-584-1978. It has bile problems and the puppy’s stomach is empty and needs your immediate assistance. First, give him 5 ml of Pepto Bismol, wait 15 minutes if the puppy holds that down give him 3 ml of either Chicken Baby Food or Yogurt – 3 ml (one full syringe). If he holds the food down continue the food every 20-30 minutes for 2 hours. If he throws the food back give him 5 ml Pepto Bismol again and wait 45 minutes. Then, repeat the same feedings. After 2 hours of puppy holding down food, start giving him yogurt/Chicken Baby Food 3 ml once every 30-45 minutes for next 8 hours. Once the belly has filled back up the puppy should begin to eat again. Feed him with yogurt until he starts eating. If you do not see improvement within first few hours, call us! After arrival it is normal that puppy has a lose stool from the stress. Do not be alarmed. If diarrhea continues past day 2 after arrival, please call us to discuss possible ways to eliminate the irritation. Do not let your puppy exhaust himself in the first few days. Minimize its activity and make sure it takes time to eat its food and drink water. If you do not follow all the above directions the guarantee for your puppy won’t be valid. Please follow these directions. If you are not comfortable with them or think you know better, please contact us as soon as possible. Also, contact us prior to shipping us the puppy as we do not want to put the puppy in any kind of danger. We ship teacup puppies on a frequent basis and we are up to date to what helps in adapting them into their new home. Medication – We provide these medications to reduce the likelihood of intestinal parasites, as we want to control and prevent. They are used specifically as a precautionary treatment which we take for every puppy in case their immune system is compromised during transition because of the stress. Albendazole and Marquis are oral medications used to control parasites. Albendazole is used against Giardia, round worms, hookworms and whip worms. Marquis is used against Coccidia. These medications do not require refrigeration. You have to shake well prior to each use. Albendazole (2 inch tall container) – shake well and give orally only after a meal 3 full days after arrival and continuing for 5 days give 0.1 ml am & pm per pound of body weight am and pm (if your puppy weighs 2 lbs you would give it 0.2 ml am and pm for 5 days). Marquis (skinny long syringe No Blue Tape) 10 full days after arrival – give 0.2 ml per pound of body weight. Shake well and only administer on a full stomach (give entire syringe via a single dose). Neomycin – If you receive a 3 ml syringe with a clear/yellow tint liquid, it contains Neomiocin which controls intestinal bacterial buildup such as Campylobacter. Administer 0.1 ml per lb of body weight am and pm for 7 days. All medications must be given only after a meal. Please, shake well. Upper respiratory issues – Due to cold temperatures and stress of travel, puppies are susceptible to upper respiratory issues. If your vet recommends you an antibiotic, please request Azithromycin (Z-Pack) or Cephalexin (an injection form known as Convenia is the best). Many vets prescribe Clavomox which seems to be much less effective. Please watch for this carefully as it easy to treat if caught early. You can rent a nebulizer from our site and we’ll overnight it to you if your puppy has an issue. The smaller the pup, the more you’ll need to watch him carefully.
A: We work with numerous breeders. Our network of breeders has about 17 breeders. We do NOT work with Puppy Mills! They are a black eye on the face of this industry. We wouldn’t be able to offer warranties on in-bred or poorly bred puppies and we would be out of business very quickly. We strive for perfection and many times we go to see a potential breeder’s operation. There were cases in which we immediately walked out because we did not agree with their mode of operation. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PUPPIES FROM UNLOVING AND UNCARING HEARTLESS PEOPLE! We exclusively work with high quality kennels and breeders. We have lower prices than our competitors because we have long standing relationships with our breeders. They feel comfortable with us as well as we do with them. They also want to insure their puppies are going to a great home. There were situations in which we denied the sale of a puppy. That happened because we did not feel comfortable on the new owners’ behalf. Our puppies are still our babies until they find their proper family. We strive to provide the highest quality pups and are concerned about maintaining quality and integrity. Our business works only because we provide the highest quality of puppy.
A: Yes. We have a completely secure site. Your information is never shared. We use the same securities as BEST BUY and other major companies in U.S. Everything is locked down like Fort Knox. Please check our “Reviews” section on the buying process. Some past customers include their email and/or phone number if you would want to contact them directly for any questions.
A: These medications reduce the likelihood of intestinal parasites. We use them to control and prevent and we take them for every puppy in case their immune system is compromised during transition because of the stress. Albendazole is used against Giardia, round worms, hookworms and whip worms. Marquis is used against Coccidia. These medications do not require refrigeration. Please shake them prior to each use. Albendazole (2 inch tall container) – Shake well and give orally only after a meal 3 full days after arrival. Continue for 5 days and give 0.1 ml am and pm per pound of body weight. If your puppy weighs 2 lbs, give him 0.2 ml am and pm for 5 days. Marquis (skinny long syringe No Blue Tape) – 10 days full after arrival give 0.2 ml per pound of body weight. Shake well and only give it your puppy on a full stomach. Give him entire syringe via a single dose. Neomycin – If you receive a 3 ml syringe with a clear/yellow tint liquid, this contains Neomiocin. It controls intestinal bacterial buildup such as Campylobacter. Administer 0.1 ml per lb of body weight am and pm for 7 days. All medications must be given only after a meal. Please, shake well before administer.
A: Royal Canine #28 is the food most all of pups are on. You can find it at virtually every pet supply store. Most pups can be on Royal Canin #28 for their entire life.
A: There are many of different variables used to price our puppies: gender - male vs female, breeder’s price, size of puppy, look of puppy etc. Our formula to price a puppy has nothing to do with the health of the puppy. Each puppy has a certified health check from a veterinarian and each of our puppies is 100% healthy. Females are generally more desired and they usually are a bit higher in price.
A: Please check our “Reviews” section. There you can find our customer referral. It is the best way to let every visitor know that our site is not a scam. Also, please take a look at our good looking picture of ourselves in the “Team” section.
A: Before calling us to read off puppy names on the site to ask availability, please read below: All our available puppies are listed on our site & all the information is correct. If you see their picture (and the adopt button next to them)--they're available. Because of high traffic levels & schedule of the person who maintains the site... sometimes a listing can remain on the site after you've made a deposit. Rest assured, if you have a receipt in your email--THAT PUPPY IS YOURS! We've been in business for a quite a while & it's extremely important to us you get the puppy you rightfully purchased.
A: Yes. The webcam can be run on any particular puppy as long as there’s someone in the Kennel at that hour. The cost is $9.99 and runs the webcam for 15 minutes. The availability of webcam slots are the 1st come, 1st served. Once you ordered the webcam, you may call us or wait for a call. If our adoption team is busy, it can be a while before you receive a call about a webcam. Please be patient, but feel free to call us anytime. Please, allow the right timing for the best service.
A: Teacup is a descriptive word that stands for a tiny dog. If a larger pup has a smaller littermate, but it checks out 100% healthy by our vet every week, it won’t be sick. You can have healthy pups which are larger as well as healthy pups that are smaller. We do not list a pup on our website unless it passes every vet check and meets our standards of quality. Furthermore, we stand behind our quality checks. If we were selling sick puppies, our customer referrals section would be small and we wouldn’t be in business. Each breed is described using words such teacup, toy, miniature and descriptive words such “loving”, “playful”, but there isn’t any requirement to be a “playful Yorkie”. Teacup description is used for a pup which is 5.5 lbs or under full grown as it is a tiny dog.
A: Usually, vets misdiagnose these symptoms. Depending on them, antibiotics may not even be necessary. Watch your pup and notice if he has green discharge or if it is lethargic. If it doesn’t have any of these symptoms, it may be only irritated because of the change of environment. Vets prescribe Clavomox which is virtually ineffective according to recent studies. We were also told by customers that it was no help at all. If your vet does not agree that your pup uses a Nebulizer, we recommend you to ask for Doxicillan or Cephalexin because they have much better results. For best results, rent a Nebulizer ($75 deposit, once returned, we credit your card back). Click RENT NEBULIZER off of our direct site.
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A: Please, take into account that the first 10 days are critical. This is a transition period for your pup. It can cause stress in your pup as everything is new to him: new sights, sounds, smell. You should relieve any stress during this time, so try to limit playtime with children. Don’t put him into confined areas for long periods and do not assume that your pup is eating. You have to watch him as it is like a baby. You have to feed him every 2 or 3 hours. You must feed your pup throughout the night. During the transition period it is important to wake up at least once or twice during the night to make sure you’re giving the puppy one sort of food like yogurt, chicken, Ceasers soft food, Royal Canin hard food or chicken-rice combination. If you do not feed your puppy for more than 5 or 6 hours, acid starts to build up in its stomach and he can get sick. A puppy’s normal temp is 102 and they are used to being very warm. Put you pup in the warmest part of your house to make him feel comfortable. After the first 10 days, you have reached a milestone and you can back off the intense supervising. We care about your pup’s health, so if you have any question regarding your puppy’s care or if any information you read seems cloudy, please call us!
A: Visit doctorpup.com for non-emergency issues. For emergencies, please call us at 941-286-1277! If you panic and take your pup into an Emergency Vet Hospital you assume the costs! Sometimes we can provide a simple remedy to a situation which could cost hundreds or thousands at a vet. We have 7 years of experience with pups and we can provide you free knowledge if you call us. We do not cover emergency vet bills due to hasty decision to take the pup to Emergency Care. Early detection is the key to prevent avoidable situation going bad.
A: Use our local vet suggested at checkout! Usually, small-town vets are best and the feedback related to them is easy to get in such small places. Furthermore, small town vets are more inexpensive as well. We recommend you to search on www.yelp.com to find a vet in your area and to see reviews of consumers in your area.
A: The fee covers the vet checks, shot and shot records. All our pups are checked twice a week by our vet. We don’t make too much on the actual dog. We make our money on the shipping. Industry standard is $300 to ship a puppy in the U.S. Due to our partnership with Delta, we have our profit into our shipping cost of $275. Local pick up fee of $50 is to cover our costs on puppies that are not shipped. If you shop around, you’ll see our prices are already very low. But that doesn’t mean sick or unhealthy as we do not sacrifice on quality.
A: Yes. All puppies from the website are at the house in North Port, FL. (near interstate 75). They are checked and need to pass a 20 point checklist and many vet checks before being listed on the website. We are not really a pet store as we don’t have glass cages. We are sticklers when it comes to the health of our puppies. We also ask all customers to sanitize when they come to the house. We’d be glad to take your call and set an appointment for you and your family to come to our house and see up to three pups per visit. We always put the health of our pups first and foremost. This has always been our motto. Thank you for understanding.
A: Please, do not give your pup any vaccines within the first 14 days of arrival. Your new pup is up to date on shots and does not need a vaccine for at least two weeks. Many vets will recommend a vaccine to make additional money. Please, do not get any vaccines on your first vet visit because your puppy will need time to adjust and this will be an additional stress for him.
A: You should be aware that puppies are like babies and need nutrition every 2 to 3 hours. They don’t cry like babies and you should behave more proactively. Small breed are different than larger breeds. Labradors and Rottweiler puppies are different than a 1 lbs Yorkie puppy, so you must hand him differently. You should allow him access to its hard food. 24/7 he should be able to eat hard food at his leisure. Over-eating is rare among small breeds, especially under 1 year of life. Puppy weight is good weight and a full belly means a happy puppy. In addition to their hard food, the following sorts of food are recommended to encourage eating: rotisserie chicken – human style, Dannon Activia Yogurt, Puppy Caesers Soft Food, Raw Ground Beef, Honey & Karo Syrup. All these entice the pup to eat. Small breed puppies sometimes lack appetite because of the change of environment. Keep in mind that the encouragement you give your pup during transition is not causing bad habits. We recommend a high protein diet as it works flawlessly.
A: The Hold button on our website allow you to place a $200, non-refundable to hold on your puppy. The $200 comes off the final balance. Your deposit is non-refundable in order to filter out the non-serious customers. When a deposit is made, the particular puppy is removed from our 30+ advertising sites. If the customer changes his mind and does not want to purchase the puppy, we have to relist the puppy on those sites, which is very expensive. If there is a specific puppy you want, but you don’t want to put a hold down and you start to drive, you assume the risk. If the puppy is purchased online any time prior to your arrival, there is nothing we can do.
A: Designer Crosses have become popular in recent years. All our crosses or hybrids are F1. That means that the parents are 100% full blooded, producing 50/50 offspring. For example, a Morkie is the result from crossing a 100% Yorkie Father & 100% Maltese Mother. We sell also hybrids such as Malti-Poo = Maltese and Toy Poodle, Malti-Pom = Maltese and Pomeranian, Shorkie = ShihTzu and Yorkie, CavaPoo = Cavalier Spaniel and Toy Poodle, Cava-Chon = Cavalier Spaniel and Bichon Frise, YorkiePoo = Yorkie and Toy Poodle, Teddy Bear = ShihTzu and Bichon/or Maltese, Chorkie = Chihuahua and Yorkie etc. If you want to find more information on designer crosses, access the following link: [http://animal.discovery.com/videos/dogs-101-designer-dogs/]
A: Every pup under 2 lbs, especially Yorkie and Maltese need 1 CC of Karo every 2-4 hours.
A: The purchase for the Microchip includes the insertion of the microchip and the actual microchip. Each customer must register his Microchip once he has received his puppy by accessing www.LostMyPet.com/enroll