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Just Got a New Puppy named AUGGIE!

Discussion in 'American Staffordshire Terrier' started by notjustanothermini, Jun 24, 2011.

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  1. had to put to sleep my half amstaff half apbt mix last week, he was battling Masticatory Muscle Myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, prednisone treatments, and had a tumor removed, and it started to grow back. he had 3 siezures on the day he died, and he was in very bad shape, damaged his tongue severely.

    so my wife and dad thought a new puppy might cheer me up a little, drove 510 miles exactly (there and back) to get him. meet Auggie.


    he was born on may 12th. he is 5.8 pounds and is a really smart, as he only went in the house 4 times so far , and each time he searched out his puppy pad and went on that. every other time he wimpers and i place him outside and he does his thing number one and usually number two all on the same trip.

    buddy was very well house trained, but took a little more "effort" to break. buddy took 2 months to really be well house broken, (buddy=dog that passed) BUT...little Auggie seems to have had maybe some prior experience somehow, or buddy is reincarnated?:confused:

    i got a little flea problem though, and i never had a dog have fleas before, supposedly they gave him pet armor plus, but they even said it seems to not be working.

    i gave him a bath in some oyster natural and organic oatmeal shampoo for puppies. it is not a flea control shampoo but i figure a bath cant hurt.

    any ideas, i want to try and stay as far away from anything that can get him sick or potentially get him sick (paranoid since buddy passed) i saw this thing for 80 bucks called "only natural Pet easy defense Flea and tick tag" http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Only-Natural-Pet-EasyDefense-Flea-Tick-Tag/999024.aspx

    seems kinda gimmicky but it has all 5 star reviews, damn expensive though.

    any ideas?
  2. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    The pup is cute and best of luck with him (and condolences on Buddy).

    Auggie is very young to be away from his Mom and littermates, so I would recommend heading to your vet for a puppy check-up, and to discuss appropriate flea treatment(s) for a pup that young.
  3. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Congratulations, he is adorable. I second what MM said... get him in for a vet checkup and flea treatment they recommend for his age. :)
  4. the day before i got him i made an apointment for the next day after i got him (drove a total of 10 hours and 510 miles to get him) i had a appt. set up prior cause i felt from what the add said they might have been on the young side. vet check up went fine, they dewormed him and gave him some vaccines.

    the people i got him from had a very nice 85 pound male some blue bloodline i cant recall exactly something belle? any it was akc registered as i saw the paper work. and the female is also akc registered saw them too.

    second litter they produced from the 2 dogs they own.

    any way he is healthy and actually very uncanny how as of yet not ONE accident on the floor. he actually stops what he is doing and seeks out the puppy pad in the nest room. or he yelps to go outside. it is freaking awesome such a little young new pup, can be doing this. it is very weird actually my dad cant get over it.

    the guy i got it form said he used some "PET ARMOR PLUS" on the pups, and the vet said to not give him anything, just bath him and treat the house with some over the counter pet ilse flea spray.

    theh fleas seem to be going down as of his recent bath.
  5. PrettyPitty

    PrettyPitty Good Dog

    Congrats on your new pup!
  6. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    Congrats on the new addition! He's a cutie.
  7. ReneeMcDougal

    ReneeMcDougal Good Dog

    He looks so cute! A tip my vet told me, the oils in ANY shampoo break down the exoskeleton of fleas. Also once your dog is bigger most vets will get you to use vectra 3d if you plan on having him outdoors much as ticks arent so easily stopped.
  8. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    He is a cutie..congratulations!

    Sorry to hear about your other dog.

    The "only natural" products are fine, but too expensive!
  9. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    It's generally not reccomended to use any topical flea treatments on pups under 8 weeks of age, same for flea shampoos. Here's a little secret...antibacterial Dawn dishsoap kills fleas BETTER than any flea shampoo I've ever tried. Lather him up, and let it sit for about 5 mins. It seems to kill the fleas almost immidiately, but give it a few minutes just to be sure. It tends to dry skin out a little though, so you might want to apply a conditioner after the soap.
  10. hes getting big. i got some 100% organic flea shampoo, safe for pups of all ages and some organic flea bite soothing spray made from neem oil and clove oil works ok, hes going tomorrow for a booster shot vet visit, ill adress the flea issue there also. i hate to give him chemicals. i hate it, i feel bad city water and chemicals killed my other dog.

    here auggie is
    with the wifey[​IMG]
    sneaking in the peanut butter pretzel jar.

    i could go on forever with pics, but dont want to waste bandwidth
  11. RunAuggieRun

    RunAuggieRun Puppy

    You're Auggie is adorable! We have an Auggie too! He has a spinal deformity and can't walk. He just had surgery and we hope with time and PT, he will eventually be walking. He is on FB at https://www.facebook.com/runauggierun
  12. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    ^^^ Old thread is old, dude.

    Check the dates before posting.
  13. Byron Minas

    Byron Minas Puppy

    well I dont know what U could use but IM sorry for ur loss it seems u and buddy went through a ruff ordeal ! well hes no in a better place and in peace no suffering and auggie its Cute ! maybe post some picture of him now !
  14. degu96

    degu96 Puppy

    Hi! I had my puppy ''vaccinated'' against fleas and ticks, it was some kind of capsule he ate my vet recommended me to, it is something new and is also side effect free. He said the formula makes dogs blood ''disgusting'' for fleas and ticks so they either die or do not visit the dog. But the puppy needs to be at least 7-8 weeks old to use it. It has no side effects etc. Cant remember the name but it started with something at B and is with recipe (scandinavia). If you want I can ask my vet and tell you but your puppy needs to be 8 weeks old. he seems to young now and once he takes the capsule it is activated after 12-24 hours so every fleas or ticks he has on him will be in hell where they belong after 24 hours.
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