||Quality short and long legged Jack Russell Terriers in Texas.
Contact (817) 441-6581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for information on our Jack Russell puppies.
Health and Prevention
The health of our Bear Creek Russells is a top
concern. We have designed a comprehensive
nutrition and preventative health program with the help
of our vet. Here are a few of the highlights...
Diet is as important to your terrier's health as it is to
your body. When your dog is fed high quality food, he
will feel better and live longer. He will have fewer
allergies, more energy, and nice skin and a shiny
coat. A good diet leads to fewer digestive problems
and less mess for you to clean up. We feed high
quality dog foods with no byproducts or cheap fillers.
While these foods do cost more than grocery store
brands, it is well worth it for the added health
benefits a good food offers. We highly recommend
that all our puppy buyers continue their dog on a
lifetime of good nutrition.
In addition to quality food, we use NuVet Supplements
to ensure healthy adults and healthy puppies.
Mothers are also given extra portions of calcium rich
foods such as cottage cheese and yogurt. This helps
make the mother's milk more nutritious for the puppies.
Prevention is the key to preventing several serious health issues for your pet. All our dogs are
vaccinated for things that are potential threats in our area. Ask your vet what is necessary in your
area. Our puppies are given their first DHLP-P before going home. This begins to build their immunity
to five common canine illnesses: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, and Parvo
virus. Our vet feels these are legitimate threats to our puppies and the benefits associated with the
vaccines outweigh the risks. We ask that all puppy buyers follow up with puppy booster shots at 3 to 4
week intervals until the puppy has been vaccinated at least 3 times. Also, a rabies vaccination should be
given at 16 weeks.
Flea and tick prevention is equally important, not just for the comfort of your companion but
because these pests can transmit diseases like Lyme disease, Erlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted
Fever, and allergy dermatitis. We keep our dogs on Frontline Plus all year long. Frontline Plus
kills all stages of fleas and ticks, is completely waterproof (our dogs like to swim!), and is safe and
effective on dogs eight weeks and older.
Another parasite that can cause serious harm to your pet is the heartworm. We keep our dogs on
Interceptor to prevent heartworm disease and control hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms.
Testing can help ensure our breeding dogs are of the highest quality and most likely to produce
exceptional puppies. Testing falls into two categories: temperament and health. Temperament
testing is done to ensure the best personalities and aptitudes in our breeding dogs. We look for
highly trainable, non aggressive, and people oriented dogs to be part of our breeding program.
Determining an individual dog's aptitudes and likes can help us give our dogs most fulfilling lives
possible. Some like to hunt, others like to snuggle, some enjoy swimming, and there are some die
hard ball chasers in our bunch!
Health testing and preventative medicine can be used to help reduce the chances of breeding
puppies with genetic issues and contagious illnesses. Our terriers have been checked and cleared
for patellar luxation, cardiac and thyroid function, and hearing/ vision.
Want to learn more about how we raise a litter of puppies? Read about our Puppy Protocol.