CongRATS to the Vidas family with Alvin(JasminexDash 10-12-19 James Bro Litter) we are beyond happy he is home safe and sound in Charlotte with his Daddy Mommy big Rattie brothers; his flight was delayed so had us in a panic for a bit today😦😭 We know your gonna love this sweet loving smart fella🐶🐾💙👏 Thank you for choosing CaliRats & welcome to our family 😍#caliratsfamiliesrock... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to our family. Jasmine is my sweet Joanie's Mother. I know he will be sweet lovable boy. Deborah I love the way you worry about your babies until they are safe with their new family. 😊
Congrats welcome I have his little brother.
Our SWEET CaliRats Miss Laney spreading some Christmastime cheer with her Rosehaven Family, bringing joy to the residents with lots of LOVE licks jingles up & down the hallways 📯🎄🎅😍🐶🐾😋 She loves her Rosehaven peeps 💖 ... See MoreSee Less
Can't express this enough when a puppy goes home, well said......
Not sure who posted originally, but got this from an Aussie group this applies any puppy of any breed especially toy sizes. Even though it is a puppies life to run play jump etc.... we should all be more careful about allowing youngsters launching off furniture until growth plates solid & bones quit growing
This is something everyone should see.
When you get your 8/10 week old puppies, please keep this image in mind. Although this photo is a very young puppy, it's to show how much has yet to be formed. Their bones do not even touch yet. They plod around so cutely with big floppy paws and wobbly movement because their joints are entirely made up of muscle, tendons, ligaments with skin covering. Nothing is fitting tightly together or has a true socket yet.
When you run them excessively or don't restrict their exercise to stop them from overdoing it during this period you don't give them a chance to grow properly. Every big jump or excited, bouncing run causes impacts between the bones. In reasonable amounts this is not problematic and is the normal wear and tear that every animal will engage in.
But when you're letting puppy jump up and down off the lounge or bed, take them for long walks/hikes, you are damaging that forming joint. When you let the puppy scramble on tile wit no traction you are damaging the joint.
You only get the change to grow them once. A well built body is something that comes from excellent breeding and a great upbringing-BOTH, not just one.
Once grown you will have the rest of their life to spend playing and engaging in higher impact exercise. So keep it calm while they're still little baby puppies and give the gift that can only be given once.
A bit of a back-story: This is a baby puppy who had a knock to his elbow and wasn't using it properly, so he was taken to the vet. There is nothing wrong in these x-rays, thankfully it is a soft tissue injury and he is expected to be fine. ... See MoreSee Less
CongRATS to David Baxter with his new baby boy Butch(JasminexDash 10-12-19 American Outlaws James Bro's Litter) Ratties are not new to this Doggie Daddy this will be the 3rd in his lifetime, he had all his fur babies into their senior years! Here with his granddaughter Sierra family so excited to bring new baby home! Thank you for choosing CaliRats & welcome to the family 🙌😍🐶🐾💙 ... See MoreSee Less