When To Pick Up Your Puppy / Care of Your New Catahoula Puppy.







Puppies may be picked up from Rancho Santiago when weaned at 6 to 8 weeks & have passed their vet. health check up. 

Please arrange an appointment for a time & date to pick up your pup. Friday, Saturday or Sunday is best for us.

Please email us for detailed directions to the ranch and contact phone numbers.  We will need you phone # and directions to your place.

 You can expect that your puppy will have been dewormed at least two times and vaccinated for Parvo only in accordance with our veterinarians recommendations.Your pup will require additional deworming & vaccinations with Parvo / Distemper vaccine or the 5 way or 7 way vaccine... ask your local vets recommendations.   




Care of Your New Catahoula Puppy 



Rancho Santiago's great Catahoula Genetics
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We experience excellent results using this “Ultra 24” Milk Replacer purchased at Gebos. Flood the dog kibbles in the liquid milk replacer and feed the pup all it can eat in a 24 hour period. Proper feeding is super important for the pup’s growth & development. Give the pup an alternative of dry kibble food & swithch to dry kibbles when the pup likes it best.

Based on a lot of study we have now feed Purina chow where the #1 ingredient is a meat such as chicken, lamb, etc. We caution pup owners to NOT feed a dog food where the #1 listed ingredient is Corn becasue the protein in corn is not readily digestible for dogs. We feed the Purina 44 # red sack that lists "lamb" as the first ingredient & it has a higher fat content to our breeding dogs and pups. 

Dr. Jim recently saw a new dog food brand on TV touting organic vegetables, alvacado and dried blue berries in their dog food ... well heck! ... dogs are carnivores not blue berry eaters, what a scam. A lot of dog food is sold on the basis of appealing to the owners emotions and not for its nutritional value to dogs. .

Water & Housing:

Keep fresh clean water available at all times for the pup. Pups need protection from the cold or overly hot weather. These baby pups need careful care as does any baby.  

Veterinarian Care & Vaccinations:

*** Always follow your local vet’s recommendations for your area!

Your pup has been dewormed using Panacur, 1/2 cc per 5# of weight for 3 consecutive days. Ask your vet. when it will need deworming again and use what dewormer they recommend. 

Check with the veterinarian in your area for their recommended schedule of vaccinations. We vaccinate for “Parvo” at 5 weeks of age. The pup will need revaccinated for both “Distemper & Parvo” at 8 - 9 weeks of age. However it is common in some areas to vaccinate using a 5 or 7 way mix vaccination so ask your trusted vet. for their ideas. Rabies vaccination in our area are usually given at 12 months of age.

Waggin healthy tails,

Dr. Jim

Rancho Santiago Catahoulas
East Afton,Texas


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