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Time-Saving Tips for Efficient Dog Breeding and Kennel Management

Managing a dog breeding kennel requires significant effort and time. Here are some practical tips to help you streamline your operations and save valuable time while ensuring excellent care for your dogs.

Efficient Medication Management

Tracking Medication with Colored Water:

  • When administering medication to multiple dogs, add a couple of drops of blue food coloring to the water in their Lixit water bottles. This simple technique allows you to quickly identify which dogs have received medication, especially useful when multiple people are helping in your facility.

Clean and Hygienic Kennel Environment

Raised Kennel Flooring:

  • Implementing raised kennel flooring can significantly speed up the cleaning process. It also helps reduce the risk of Giardia and other parasites by preventing direct contact with contaminated surfaces.

Optimizing Whelping

Using Oral Calcium During Whelping:

  • Administering oral calcium, such as our Oral Cal Plus gel, to a mother dog at the onset of whelping and after every other puppy is born can help maintain strong contractions. This has been shown to shorten whelping time in some cases, ensuring a smoother process for the mother.

Automated Feeding Solutions

Automatic Feeders:

  • Automatic feeders allow for quick and easy food dispensing, keeping the food clean and off the floor. This not only saves time but also ensures you have more opportunities to interact with your dogs.

Water Automation

Nipple Waterers:

  • Installing nipple waterers is an excellent time-saving measure. Water pipes run outside the containment, with the nipple sticking through the pen, providing fresh water with minimal maintenance. This ensures a constant supply of fresh water for your dogs.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Kit Essentials:

  • Having a well-stocked emergency kit on hand can save time and potentially save lives. Essential items include:

  • Dry electrolytes, such as Puppy Lyte, for bottle-feeding litters or supporting sick adults.

  • Tissue glue for sealing cuts.

  • Syringes, wraps, antibiotics, and other medical supplies.

  • Being prepared means you can handle emergencies efficiently without the need to scramble for supplies.

Puppy Pack and Owner Education

Providing Behavior Information:

  • Including behavior information in your puppy packs can address common issues such as house-training, biting, and routine care challenges like walking and nail trimming. This proactive approach helps ensure new puppy owners are well-prepared, leading to happier puppies and owners.

Educational Guides:

  • Provide new owners with educational materials to help them navigate the first few months with their new puppy. A comprehensive guide like "My Puppy Guide" can be invaluable, covering essential topics for the first 30 to 60 days in a new home. This ensures new owners have the support they need to manage their puppies effectively.

Utilizing Time-Saving Tools

Finding Pet Products Efficiently:

  • Use online tools and resources to quickly locate the pet products you need. This can save you time and ensure you have the necessary supplies on hand to care for your dogs effectively.

By implementing these time-saving strategies, you can optimize your kennel operations, reduce stress, and provide the best possible care for your dogs. For more detailed information and to explore our range of products, visit or call us at 800-658-5308. We are here to support you with expert advice and high-quality products for efficient kennel management.

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