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    So its been more then 10years since I had a dog, although we decided to have 2 indoor cats which are amazing but I always wanted a puppy eventually and someone to accompany me on runs, although my cats are great they only last awhile and sleep most of the day. So the Mrs and I decided I would get a puppy and I met a few Breeders Labrador Retriever and a Malamute and it was then I found my partner in crime. The last time we had a Malamute we waited until 10 weeks and I got storm on her 6 week birthday. I for one thought that these Breeders where crazy but she turned out to be quite independent.
    Does anyone have any natural remedies for controlling health problems?

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    Hi and welcome, six weeks old is too young if I am reading you correctly. If that is the case your pup has missed some very important socialising with the litter.You will need to take great care of their social development.
    That aside what issues are you look at in terms of health. The forum has a lot of expertise but it would be helpful if you clarified as different members have different knowledge.

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    what kind of health problems.

    There's lots for itchy skin - like diet and keeping the dog off the grass and calendula tea spray but not so many for parvo, distemper, or broken legs.

    And Fairview is right - no responsible breeder would rehome a puppy at 6 weeks unless the rest of the litter and the mum were all dead or desperately ill.

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    Yes a good breeder will take the trouble to spend time on puppy socialisation and hang on to their pups for a good 8 weeks. So as mentioned you need to make sure your pup has well thought out socialisation opportunities to minimise the possibility of behavioural problems down the track. Make sure that you dont force the pup into situations that may frighten it. I used to go out an about with my pups carrying them down to busy areas before their vaccination protocol was finished. I didnt allow them on the ground, but they got used to the hustle and bustle of new environments. If there is a safe reputable puppy class in your area could also be a good idea or you have friends with stable vaccinated dogs and dog savvy children.

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    Hey thanks for the reply,
    I completely agree with the pup was too young. According to the Breeder there last to litter majority of the pups where homed between 6-7 weeks after being checked by the vet. My assumption would probably ve that the mum has stopped cleaning up after them and its become abit of a mess.. My girl is one of 12 pups, I was amazed though that the Breeder chose a holistic approach to treating the pups and parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner.Exclusive View Post
    Hey thanks for the reply,
    I completely agree with the pup was too young. According to the Breeder there last to litter majority of the pups where homed between 6-7 weeks after being checked by the vet. My assumption would probably ve that the mum has stopped cleaning up after them and its become abit of a mess.. My girl is one of 12 pups, I was amazed though that the Breeder chose a holistic approach to treating the pups and parents
    Depends what you mean by holistic approach. This can mean different things to different people. A friend of mine just rescued 2 breeding bitches from a breeder who was selling up and she claimed to be holistic. Well both dogs were incredibly thin, the beeder claimed it was because they had recently had puppies and one in particular has behavioural issues and neither had ever been vaccinated or been off the breeders property.

    A vet check doesnt mean a great deal really and certainly doesnt mitigate any behavioural or genetic issues that may surface down the track.

    Any breeder who cant wait to get rid of the puppies because they have to start cleaning up after them is not holistic from my way of thinking. A breeder who is holistic - looking at the whole of their health will be aware of how important it is to make sure they have the best start in regards to early socialisation.

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    I agree with Kalacreek.

    rehoming after "vet check" at 6 weeks - is actually illegal in Victoria and it's against the ANKC code of ethics (says not to rehome before the puppy is 8 weeks).

    The puppy will not have learned any dog to dog etiquette and may start fights by accident as it gets older. This is quite common with huskies anyway - because they are so upright - they need lots of supervised time playing nice with other dogs and people or they can bite or start fights because they don't know any better.

    This kind of breeder probably doesn't health test the puppies or vaccinate or microchip them either before rehoming (microchipping required in all the Eastern states).

    Holistic = neglect as best I can tell from your description.

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    She's microchipped, funny though cause 3 of the litter where taken by Veterinary Nurses..

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    welcome to puppyhood. Are you having fun yet.
    here are some of my own remedies, garnered over the years, and some welcomed from here.
    Apple Cider Vinegar helps with skin and digestive issues
    Oregano is also good for skin
    Animal fats are good for coats
    The list is ridiculously long, as you query to to broad to respond to. Perhaps you could say what health issues? worming, flea treatments, bloat diet etc etc

    I can say, as you've gotten yourself a land shark (mal pup/gsd pup) you are going to have scratches and bites that puncture the skin for a fare few weeks now. Wash the nastier bites lol

    On homeopathy, naturapath remedies.
    There are no clinical trials that support the belief that methods are effective for a C5 vaccination. So dont just accept the 'breeder' info on homeopathy, if its about vaccinated disease in dogs. Do your own research, and make an informed decision for your animals.

    Do show us pics of your pup. I opened this thread. Because...your pup, is the breed/colour that revs me up inside. I love their drives! I wanted to see a photo come on, let us drool over your pup. 6 weeks is too young. But now is the time for focussing on what you can do for your dog now and in the future

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    Pups ive taken (2) prior to 8 weeks. for reason of, dam sick, And one dumped on my doorstep.
    Have all taken longer to learn bite inhibition and house train. They both had separation anxiety as pups, that was trained out. But a nuisance to have to do this kind of training. Very slow to 'untrain' something.

    a survey of 2 dogs, is nothing i know. But interestingly, it does mirror opinion here.

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