Smith Pets Family Farm 

Breeders of Excellent Pet Quality Miniature Schnauzers and Cane Corso Italiano.

NEW PUPPY CHECKLIST

-Puppy Food

     You will be sent home with some. If you wish to change your puppies food please follow the directions given to you in your puppy folder. We recommend you wait a week or two after bringing puppy home before doing so. You CAN NOT switch a puppies food all at once. 

We feed Diamond Natural Puppy Food

Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy 

Chicken and Rice 


*This is for the Miniature Schnauzers and Boston Terriers 

Diamond Natural Large Breed Puppy 

Lamb and Rice


*This is for the Cane Corso Puppies 

-Puppy Treats 

     Small size treats to reinforce your puppy's good behavior during training.

We like Milk Bone Mini's But any treats will do 

-Water & Food Bowls

     Weighted ones are GREAT! New puppies have a tendency to turn them over and this will help prevent that to an extent. Corso puppies can always find a way. 

-Safe Toys 

     Toys that can't be torn up, chewed apart, swallowed, or entangles you will be sent home with one. Toys with plastic eyes and stuffing are not recommended. 

- Bed

     Buy to fit your full grown puppy

-Crate

     For training and travel

-Collar

     You will be sent home with one that will fir for a little while 

-Honey 

          (NOT NEEDED FOR CORSO)

     Just your regular natural honey that can be purchased at the grocery. This is to help control blood sugar in smaller puppies when they come to their new homes. Stress can cause their blood sugar to drop it is not a genetic issue and will not last. We will send you home with paperwork on how to use it. 

-YOGURT

     Plain all natural no artificial flavor or added sugar, the gross kind no one truly likes, lol. This is used to help keep the good bacteria up and the back bacteria down in their gi tract for the first week at their new home. 

-Leash

-Puppy Id Tag

     For help with the safe return of your puppy if ever lost.

-Carpet Stain Remover

     To help clean up those inevitable accidents.

- Pee Pad

     Black/White newspaper will also work. Some colored ink can be unhealthy for puppies. 

-Pet Shampoo

Blue dawn dish soap works wonderful. It is gentle and even helps with fleas! 

-Flea Prevention Products

We start them on Frontline Plus appropriate for their size. Your vet may recommend another product and that is fine.

-Ear cleanser

NuVet has a really good ear cleaner. It can be ordered at the link below when you order their vitamins. Ear cleaning is very important for good ear health. 

-Dog Grooming Brush

Sturdy wire comb is needed for your schnauzer it will make sure it gets through the hair and not just brushes on top of it. 

A dematting tool is a good thing to have on hand for you schnauzer also. It will help remove mattes if they happen and can prevent you from having to cut it out. 

A sturdy wire brush is also helpful for your miniature schnauzer. 

A soft bristle brush is all you will need for your corso or boston. 

-NuVet Vitamin

You will be sent home with a few. These are required for the first year for schnauzers/boston terrier and first two years for corso for their health guarantee to be valid. To order yours visit  http://www.nuvet.com/74581
 or call 1-800-474-7044 use order code 74581