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Love your dog: General Tips for Veterinary Care

Tips for Street dog veterinary care

Love your dog: General Tips for Veterinary Care.

Being responsible pet owners and animal lovers, we must ensure their health is proper to live a comfortable, healthy, and disease-free life. Here are some general tips to keep in mind for your pet’s veterinary care:

Regular Medical check-up: Dogs can’t tell you what they suffer from. Only their behavior lets us observe that something is wrong with them. So for purebred or stay dogs, it is a good practice to take them to the veterinarian for regular health checks to find and treat any health issues and irregularities in the earlier stages.

Balanced and nutritional diet: We must ensure that our dogs get a well-balanced nutritious diet containing all the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to maintain a healthy life. Please take note of what you feed your dog and consult the same with a veterinarian after every few months to ensure that your dog has a good supply of vital nutrients. Get their vitamins checked for any deficiencies and give them supplements if necessary.

Walk your dog regularly: No matter how tired or occupied you are, you must remember that your dog needs to go for a walk. You are responsible for taking it out and playing with it in the open areas. Dogs naturally burn calories and excess energy through physical activity, such as running around. Regular exercise keeps them mentally stimulated, fit, and healthy. If you believe you cannot be a partner in their walk-play routines, please find a responsible dog walker.

Grooming and dental care: Whenever your dog comes from outside, you must clean its paws. Besides brushing its coat periodically, you must inspect its fur and skin for hidden ticks. If you go unchecked, dogs face a lot of dental issues. So please ensure regular dental check-ups and cleaning for good oral health.

Vaccine Schedule: The essential thing in your dog’s medical care is getting vaccinated at the correct times and intervals. You must have your dog’s proper vaccination records to ensure it is safe and has preventive care against deadly diseases. The source of the below-mentioned essential vaccine schedule for dogs is the Department of Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, Chandigarh Administration.

Distemper / Hepatitis / Leptospirosis / Parainfluenza, Parvo:






Deworming Schedule:

Deworming helps keep your pet healthy and free from intestinal parasites.

  • 1st Vaccination –At the Age of 7-8 weeks,
  • 2nd Vaccination – At the Age of 10-11 Weeks,
  • 3rd Vaccination – At the Age of  14 Weeks,
  • Booster Vaccination – every year


  • 1st Vaccination – At the Age of 8-9 weeks
  • 2nd Vaccination – At the Age of 15 Weeks
  • Booster  Vaccination – every year
  • Primary Vaccination – 3 Months
  • 1st Vaccination – 9 Months
  • Further Vaccination every – 1 year


Deworming Age:

  • 1st – 2 weeks
  • 2nd – 1 month

·         Every month up to the age of 6 months

·         Every 2 months up to the age of 1 year

·         At an interval of 3 months in case of Adults

Vaccines are for preventive care to let your dog lead a happy, healthy, and long life. Always get your dog vaccinated by a professional veterinarian and provide them with every detail of its behaviour and health before getting it done.

Whooftown – Street Dog Shelter in New Chandigarh

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