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Health

At Majestic Moyens and Bernadorable Bernedoodles, color is always second to health. The word “vanity” is not in a dog’s vocabulary. Color is simply the icing on the cake – nice to have, but it is the inside that matters!

VERY proud to say that every single one of our breeding dogs is free and clear of ALL testable diseases in their breed, including IVDD!!


Health Guarantee: Though I try to avoid taking young, vulnerable puppies to the vet because of the illnesses they can be exposed to, I can provide a veterinary health certificate upon request. Your puppy will go home with their first vaccination and a clear/negative fecal sample. I guarantee that your puppy will be free of the following genetic diseases for the entirety of his or her life:

  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type)
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures
  • Osteochondrodysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration
  • Von Willebrand Disease I

All parents are hip tested and veterinarian approved for breeding. Your puppy will be fed an exceptional diet and be on track for a long, healthy life. Please note that the way you raise your puppy can have a large effect on the quality of their hips. See article on “Early Spay and Neuter” for more information. While your puppy is developing and growing, please avoid too much strenuous activity such as jumping from large heights, jumping over obstacles, running for extensive periods of time, etc. I guarantee lifetime support for your puppy, whether it be training, health, nutrition, anything! Please remember that I brought your puppy into the world – I watched him or her take their first breath, their first steps, and their first bite of solid food. I will always find time to talk to you about your puppy- I loved him first.

Vaccinations​: Your puppy will have one vaccination and have been wormed when you take him home.  Continue to worm your puppy monthly until 6 months.  You can take a fecal sample to your vet to be sure.  Puppies pick up worms easily.  How you choose to vaccinate your puppy when you get him home is up to you.  I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Dr. Marty Goldstein’s book “The Nature of Animal Healing with your puppy”.  Please read the sections on vaccinations and feeding so that you can make an informed decision on how you feel comfortable proceeding.  Please know that you can have a blood titer done for antibodies before you vaccinate to see if it is even necessary. Here is a link to a great article on vaccination.

Spaying & Neutering: I advise puppy parents to wait at least 12 months, preferably 18 months to spay or neuter. I believe it is in the best interest of your puppy’s health.  I am in no way a proponent of unplanned pregnancies; I am a huge proponent of giving your dog the longest, healthiest life possible.  There are a multitude of articles online regarding this subject.  Below are a few.  I ask that you read them so you can make the best decision for your new family member.


​Feeding Your Puppy:
 
Our puppies go from nursing to puppy mush.  Initially it consists of kibble and Honest Kitchen soaked in goat’s milk and NuVet vitamins and is blended at first.  As they develop teeth, we stop blending and start adding new proteins.  By 8 weeks, puppies have had Nulo Frontrunner puppy, Honest Kitchen (rehydrated with goat’s milk or bone broth), NuVet vitamins, ground raw (water buffalo, bison, rabbit, beef), organic coconut oil, cooked chicken, salmon, sweet potatoes, broccoli, yogurt, and pumpkin.

When your puppy arrives, I suggest you feed Nulo FrontRunner Puppy with rehydrated Honest Kitchen Whole Grain Beef as a topper and add a tablespoon of canned pumpkin and a tablespoon of yogurt.  Your puppy should be eating three times a day; each meal about 6 hours apart. Please continue NuVet vitamins for a longer healthier life.

If you prefer to feed raw, just transition slowly and continue NuVet Vitamins.  I feed 50-75% raw to my dogs and I also cook for them.

FoodHere is a great article from Whole Dog Journal about choosing the best food.  And here is a sample homemade dog food recipe.

Supplements: We use and HIGHLY recommend NuVet Plus Immune Booster. Why? Your pup is most vulnerable when going to your home, leaving its ‘family’, which is stressful. Please continue to protect your puppy’s still maturing immune system and order before your baby comes home!  NuVetPlus nourishes your dog so you enjoy a happier and healthier life together, and it is safe.  It’s 23 years recall-free, human grade, US sourced and manufactured.

Flea & Tick Prevention: Here’s a great article, worth the read.