Just curious if anyone else's B has had problems with Wellness Puppy Mix (chicken is the main protein source). We had Jackpot on it for a long time & he had lots of loose stools & we just thought it was sorta "normal". Well about 2 months ago we took Jackpot to the vet for vomiting & loose stools again (he'd been in for the same thing at least 2 times before & the vet was staring to think that he had "doggie IBS") & vet suggested we take Jackpot off the Wellness completely & try something else with a different protein source. We slowly switched him over to Fromm (Duck & Sweet Potato) and he's a new dog, seriously! No loose stools since we started him 2 months ago & he's got less "eye goobers", etc. I'm thinking he was allergic to something in the Wellness food (which makes me so sad b/c I did a lot of research on what food we wanted to feed him & kept him on it for way too long…silly me! Anyone else's B puppy not do well on the Wellness puppy?
Jackpot goes to doggie day care several times a week. He LOVES it & they really seem to like him. Since he started going (he was their first Basenji) there are 2 other B's there now! They are definately the "cool kids" on he playground LOL
Our daycare has webcams set up so that we can watch Jackpot anytime (at work I log in & can watch him run around like a maniac). They do "interviews" with new dogs & have them interact with 2 different dogs (one of the same sex & one of the opposite sex) before determining if they are behaviorally appropriate for day care. Jackpot gets used as an "interviewer dog" now when they bring in new dogs.
I think daycare has been a godsend for us! When he comes home he's exhausted & we get to have a little break. Its fabulous!
we started with a small wire crate for Jackpot. As he grew we bought the largest wire crate & it had a little wire divider thing that we could put in and decrease the size inside if we want him to have less room.
So, what I was thinking was for ppl who are getting puppies it might be wise to get the big one that has a 'movable divider' and that way you don't waste money on 2 crates & can just adjust the larger one as your B grows!