Items to purchase for an American Bulldog puppy

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  1. Igor

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    Here, we will list items that you'll need when raising an American Bulldog puppy.

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    These are all great value and we have used ALL of these items and can recommend them.

    Durable leash of the right length. This is the exact one we use on our dogs.
    An American Bulldog should be in a choke collar - please ensure it is the correct size. This is the exact one we use on our dogs.

    48 inch Large crate - this is the perfect size for an American Bulldog - from puppy size to full adulthood.
    Pad for the crate. Please ensure your puppy does not chew it. If your puppy begins to chew the pad, remove the pad immediately so the puppy learns not to chew it.
    Extra-large training pads
    Large height adjustable food/water bowls

    Dog food

    Cosequin tablets for joint health. An American Bulldog's growth is significant until the age of 9 months. There is significant strain on joints and ligaments during this critical period. This helps in proper development.
    Dog waste bags and dispenser
    Unscented baby wipes
    Odor-Ban odor eliminator - great for washing and disinfecting surfaces and floor, not just masking the smell.
    There are not many toys that American Bulldogs cannot destroy.
    These are very durable with a guarantee:

    These horns are typically good quality.
    They are good for a pup to chew on to stay occupied while he still has baby teeth. Up until around 3-4 months of age. As soon as he starts splitting it with his teeth needs to be thrown away though.

    Dean & Tyler Tug Bundle. These are typically good quality and perfect for pups any age.
    Colloidal silver is great for ear-washing

    If you ever need a good probiotic. This one is great and can help normalize digestion/stool

    If your dog has eaten sticks, dirt, etc. or if you need to remove minor toxins, Entersogel is very effective. Mix one or two tablespoons with a little bit of water and administer orally 1 hour before and/or 1 hour after each meal. Also helps with browning fur under the eyes.

    Coconut oil is good in small doses - if you need to administer pills you could dip them into the oil and the dog will likely eat the pill.
    Panacur C dewormer - make sure you provide the correct dose for the pup's weight
    Milbemax is a much more potent and effective dewormer than Panacur. It comes in pill form and is only administered once, instead of 3 days in row in the case of Panacur. Please ensure you follow dosage guidelines and as the dog can and will be poisoned as a result of an overdose.
    Life Jacket for swimming - make sure you order the correct size. Typically a pup over the age of 9 months old we require the Extra-Large size

    If you reside in an area with fleas and ticks, this soap shampoo is all natural, foams pretty well compared to alternative shampoos, and lasts longer. Can be used regularly if needed.

    For flea and tick medication, we recommend NexGard from the age of 2 months through 6 months old. NexGard is administered monthly. The advantage of NexGard over other flea/tick medication is that it also works against demodex mites. Demodex mites may afflict a puppy during the period of 3-6 months old - exactly when the immune system is compromised due to the change of baby teeth to adult teeth.

    From 6 months of age and older, we recommend American Bulldog owners switch to Bravecto. Bravecto can only be administered to dogs over 6 months of age. It is administered once every 3 months, and just like NexGard, this medication is effective not only against fleas and ticks, but also against demodex mites as a preventative / treatment measure.

    Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother is great for overall health when administered orally in small quantities distilled in water. Also, a solution of 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, and 1 gallon water can be used on the dog's entire coat to reduce shedding and increase skin/coat health. Do not wash off - let air dry.

    Transpore tape for tying the pup's ears if they don't lay forward on their own

    If you need a muzzle, this one tends to fit an American Bulldog. Please make sure sizing is correct.

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