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Nutrition for your Pup

The first six weeks

Puppies should not be separated from their mother before they are six weeks old - they get the nutrition and antibodies they need from their mother's milk. At three to four weeks, puppies should begin nibbling on solid food. Mixing three parts food with one part water will make the food easier for the puppy to digest. Puppies that begin nibbling on solid food before they leave their mother will have an easier time adjusting to puppy food, once they come to live with you!

Six to twelve weeks

Puppies have different nutritional needs than adult dogs. Choose a food that provides the appropriate balance of nutrients your puppy needs, including protein and calcium, and the proper amount of calories. Check your pet food label to determine if you are feeding your puppy a balanced diet.

From Weaning to Feeding - Tips on proper Puppy Nutrition

  • Feed your puppy at the same time every day.
  • Feed six- to eight-week-old puppies three times a day.
  • After they're eight weeks old, feed puppies twice a day.
  • Always have fresh drinking water available.
  • Don't overfeed your puppy.
  • Follow the guidelines on the puppy food package for recommended feeding amounts.
  • Monitor your puppy's weight, and make feeding adjustments as necessary.
  • Don't be alarmed if your puppy's appetite changes. It is normal for your puppy to lose his appetite or experience digestive upset occasionally. If your puppies upset stomach becomes severe or last longer than a day or two, contact your veterinarian.

Three to six months

This is you puppy's "teething" time. Your puppy may become a finicky eater or lose his appetite while he is teething. Keep feeding him a balanced puppy food twice a day, and if digestive upset continues longer than a day or two, contact your veterinarian.

Six months to one year

Your puppy looks grown up on the outside, but inside he's not. Continue feeding puppy food for the first year - up to two years for some larger breeds - until your puppy is fully-grown. Your vet will be able to advise you on when to transition your puppy to adult dog food. Make sure you are feeding your puppy the proper daily amount. Follow the suggested guidelines on the food package, making adjustments as necessary to suit your puppy's weight and activity level.

The second year

Smaller-breed puppies are ready to transition to an adult dog food by the time they are a year old. Larger breed puppies should remain on puppy food until they reach full maturity - which can be up to two years. Your vet should advise you on when to transition your puppy to an adult dog food.

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Stray Dog Denim dedicated to helping stray dogs find their forever homes in Los Angeles

True to its name, Stray Dog Denim is dedicated to animal rescue. They help to promote adoptions through social media, and look forward to more partnerships with animal welfare groups. "We want to ensure that even the scruffiest of dogs find their soul-mate. Sometimes all it takes is a little love and kindness to bring out the true personality of a shelter dog," says Rovin, who has trained two rescue dogs for therapy work in nursing homes. The company plans to encourage others down this path with "canine good citizen" training resources.

Lead designer, Sasha Rovin, came up with the idea for the brand when she struggled to find suitable garb for her edgy rescue dog, Scraps. Found on the streets of Los Angeles, Scraps needed outerwear that reflected his no-nonsense sensibility - hip, understated, durable and, of course, comfy.

A nice way to raise funds to help rescues efforts.
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Meet Amma, the 65-year-old ragpicker from Delhi who takes care of 400 stray dogs

She lives in a shack in Saket in southern Delhi and earns about Rs 200 (around 3.25 USD) a day, almost all of which she spends on the neighbourhood dogs. This is the story of Pratima Devi, a 65-year-old ragpicker who takes care of almost 400 dogs every day.

A saviour for stray dogs

After moving to Delhi about 30 years ago, Pratima initially started working as a cook for a few households in the city. After a few years, she started a cigarette shop at the PVR Anupam Complex in Saket, when she started to look after the dogs in the neighbourhood. When her shop was broken down by the police and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), she started working as a scavenger, collecting waste from nearby shops and offices and selling it, after segregation, for a meagre amount of money.

The number of dogs that she started caring for grew in no time, and one day she found herself feeding and caring for almost 400 dogs on a daily basis.

Married at a young age, Pratima ran away from Nandigram, her village in West Bengal, to make a life for herself in New Delhi. Coming from a dysfunctional home and having suffered marital abuse, Pratima finds the company of dogs much more endearing and comforting than the company of fellow human beings. Taking care of our furry friends isn’t new to her — even back in her village, she had a few stray dogs that she would feed and take care of regularly. All these dogs have become her family.

Pratima takes care of the dogs’ every need. She feeds them twice a day, gives them milk in the evening. and takes care of all their medical expenditure including vaccinations and treatments. Pratima takes the dogs to Friendicoes, an animal welfare organisation, during emergencies. Pratima has been receiving undying support from this institution. She visits them quite often in case of accidents, illness, or health-related issues of the dogs. Friendicoes even helps Pratima get the dogs neutered and vaccinated.

An inspiration for many

The story of Amma, the stray dog saviour, has reached far and wide. A lot of dog lovers visit her and offer her help. Amma allows the people who visit her to adopt puppies, and in this manner, several disabled canines have also found good homes.

Inspired by Pratima’s noble and selfless deeds, Sudeshna Guha Roy, an independent filmmaker, decided to make a documentary on her. Sudeshna, talking about how she met Pratima, says, “My team and I had enrolled for a social film-making competition and we were looking for subjects for the film when my mother told me about Pratima Devi.

Inspired by her work and moved by the desire to help Amma and her children, Sudeshna has been running a crowdfunding campaign to help Pratima improve her condition. “Pratima has been working hard day and night, with every penny going in to take care of these stray dogs. She receives a new puppy almost every week. The number of her 'children' is ever increasing, so is her expenditure,” says Sudeshna.

Pratima doesn’t have the money to buy her own medicines or fix her broken-down roof, and yet she does everything possible to take care of these dogs with all she can, while she can.

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m.yourstory.com/2017/01/pratima-devi-stray-dogs/
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Adopt our shelter pups and kittens.

Just in case you unable to, please consider supporting these lovely little animals.

Please visit the link below to show you care for animals:
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Rs.500 (US$ 7.5) feeds a cat or a dog for one month.

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Love animals. Loving Animals has benefits too. In a survey by the American Animal Hospital Association, 40 percent of married couples who owned pets reported they received more emotional support from their pet than from their family.
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