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Few Useful Hints & Tips for Pet Owners

Pet Care Tips for a healthy pet

  • No medicine to be given to the pet without prior consultation as certain human medicines are contraindicated in pets.
  • Salt and Sugar in moderate quantities can be added to the diet of a dog. Not feeding sugar and salt is a myth.
  • After coming back from a walk, a dog should be checked at all paws for the presence of any foreign body.
  • Do not buy or acquire a pup of less than 5 weeks of age.
  • Do not keep a newly acquired pup on the floor. Keep him / her on some kind of bedding in a box or basket.
  • The pup should be combed and brushed every day and pets talc baby powder or coat care deodorant may be used for cleanliness and fragrance. Frequent bathing of the dog is not recommended.
  • Always feed the pup with Luke Warm feed, fresh each time.
  • Never leave your dog in a closed car with windows rolled up. Dogs can't stand the green house effect and the heat and they might collapse with a heat stroke.
  • Pups normally do not drink water, so do not force water into the pup's feed.
  • In young pups, diarrhoea or vomiting needs immediate Vet attention.
  • Minced meat could be introduced to pups at 3 months of age.
  • Dog's normal body temperature is 101 degree and 102 degree F.
  • Dogs should be trained from the early age for going out for big and small jobs. Make it a practice to move him out at a regular spot after every meal.
  • Call your dog by name each time so that it responds and recognises the name quickly.
  • A dog is considered to be mature at 1 to 1.5 years of age for breeding. A bitch should not be mated on 1st heat.
  • The heat in bitches lasts for about 21 days. She goes through a menstrual cycle which lasts about 5-10 days.
  • The bitch could be mated successfully between 8-12 days in small breeds and 10-14 days in large breeds from the onset of bleeding.
  • The gestation period pregnancy in bitches is between 58 days to 62 days.
  • Chaining of dogs make them furious, therefore do not chain them at all times.
  • All dogs need regular exercise, good food and hygienic living conditions and above all, little love and affection by the owner.
  • Dog training by professional trainer should not start prior to 4 months of age.