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The first six weeks

  • Select a suitable veterinarian for your puppy.
  • Monitor your puppy's diet.

Six to twelve weeks

  • Schedule veterinarian appointments every two to three weeks. It is likely that your veterinarian will want to see your puppy every two to three weeks for checkups until his twelfth week.
  • Begin puppy vaccinations. Your puppy's initial vaccinations for Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parvovirus typically begin around six weeks and are repeated every two to three weeks until he is fourteen weeks old.
  • Monitor your puppy's diet. This is the stage for your puppy to establish good eating habits. You need to be consistent with what you feed your puppy, monitoring how much he eats and weighs. From six to eight weeks old, your puppy should be fed three times a day, and when they reach eight weeks, feed them twice a day. Feeding guidelines should be listed on your pet food package.

Note: Don't be alarmed if you notice changes in your puppy's appetite. Growing can affect your puppy's digestive system causing him to lose his appetite or experience digestive upset occasionally. If stomach symptoms become severe or continue for longer than a day or two, contact your veterinarian.

Three to six months

  • Schedule rabies vaccination. Check your puppy for parasites between four and six months.
  • Consult veterinarian about having your puppy spayed or neutered.

Six months to one year

  • Schedule booster vaccinations for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, and Parvovirus, as well as one for rabies at the time of its annual checkup.
  • Schedule annual checkups. Your puppy will visit the vet a lot in his first six months. Once he is six months old he should have received all his vaccinations and will probably only need annual checkups, starting once your puppy is a year old. Consult your veterinarian about the frequency of visits.

REMEMBER: Even though your puppy may look grown, he actually still growing. Continue feeding him puppy food and consult your vet on when to switch your puppy to adult food.

The second year

  • * Continue taking your puppy for regular checkups and make sure he is up-to-date on all vaccinations.
  • Consult your veterinarian about transitioning your puppy to adult dog food. Generally, smaller-breed puppies will be ready to transition to an adult dog food by the time they're a year old. Larger-breed puppies are likely to take longer than that. Your veterinarian can help you determine if your puppy has reached full maturity.

Alternately, get an "All-Indian" dog. They are hardier and more suited to our environment Result: fewer vists to the vet and yet as much love a you can handle.

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Live and let live! Stop animal cruelty!

Animal cruelty generally falls into two categories: neglect, or intentional cruelty. Neglect is the failure to provide adequate water, food, shelter, or necessary care. Examples of neglect include: starvation; dehydration; inadequate shelter; parasite infestations; failure to seek veterinary care when an animal is in need of medical attention; allowing a collar to grow into an animal's skin; confinement without adequate light, ventilation, space or in unsanitary conditions; and failure to trim hoofs or nails resulting in excessive growth (e.g. hoofs curling upwards). In some cases neglect is a result of the owner's ignorance, and can be rectified by educating the owner.

Equally disturbing as neglect is the brutality of intentional cruelty, involving deliberate physical harm or injury inflicted on an animal. Regretfully, cases of animals being beaten, burned, poisoned or stabbed to death are not uncommon.

In some cases neglect or cruelty is the result of people using animals as tools for commercial profit, such as in the cases of excessive puppy breeding, use of animals in entertainment, animal testing and illegal slaughtering.
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Look at the poor, innocent, harmless, freedom loving primate in the clutches of corporate cosmetic testing cruelty.

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Our volunteers of Blue Cross are always ready! They know what to do, when and how to do it! They consistently carry out tactical rescues. They learn ropes and knots, ascending and descending, rappelling, rowing to name a few.

This particular rescue demonstrates how our constant practice helps us in making challenging and risky rescues seem effortless!

Srikanth, Vigneshwar, Raj, Santhosh, Aparna and Daniel attend this 20 feet deep black water rescue. Srikanth and Vigneshwar row their way to rescue an injured dog. Watch how they professionally rescue an injured dog!

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