The Whole Dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training
Each gift basket comes in a ProSelect Stainless Steel Bowl. The one quart size is in the Small puppy basket; the two quart size is in the Medium basket; and the three quart size comes with the Large basket.
Use these guidelines when selecting which size basket is right for your dog:
Small: Toy and small breed puppies from 2 to 9 months (Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Jack Russell, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Pug, Schnauzer, Scottie, Shih Tzu, Yorkie)
Medium: Medium breed puppies from 2-9 months (Beagle, Bicon, Brittany, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, Sheltie)
Large: Large breed puppies from 2-9 months (Akita, Pit Bull, Bulldog, German Shepherd, Goden Retriever, Rottweiler, Husky)
These descriptions of breeds are meant as a reference point only and of course include dogs who are not purebred but are close to the same size as a particular breed. Do not give dog or puppies rawhide chews of any kind. Besides being made from the skins of horses, pigs, cows and even dogs and cats who live and die in cruelty, rawhide can be deadly for our dogs and puppies too. When dogs eat rawhide, it can swell up to four times its original size and cause life-threatening blockages requiring surgery to remove. Rawhide chews also presents a choking hazard for puppies and dogs who chew them into smaller pieces that can then get stuck in their esophagus, restricting breathing and again requiring surgery to remove.
Rawhide may also contain chemical preservatives including arsenic, ethoxyquin, formaldehyde, BHA and BHT. Tests made on imported pet products made from animal hides have revealed many carried the salmonella bug, a common cause of gastrointestinal infections in humans.
Rawhide is not good for any dogs or puppies and can be replaced with safe rubber toys.