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Tips on buying a pet Dog

Pet shops, clinics and reputed kennels are the best places to buy a dog. Because they take good care before selling them to you.

 Avoid buying from a dealer who sells a hundred varieties. The chances of litters being mixed are more.

 Make a trip to the kennel. If it smells bad, does not look clean, pets look unhealthy then move fast to another kennel.

Find out if your kennel gives you the exchange offer, just in case you change your mind or a need arises. Take a vet to inspect the pup before making a decision to buy.

 Check the body condition of the puppy. Often a thick coat may camouflage an under nourished pup.

 Part the hair of the dog and look for signs of irritation behind the ears and elbows. Small deposits of ash like dirt indicate presence of fleas.

Pet Care

AIR TRAVEL WITH PETS

Planning on taking your pet on a vacation with you? Or moving to another city?

The trip can be quite stressful for the pet. Some guide lines on how to manage:

Making Reservations on the flight

Make a booking for the pet as soon as possible, because airlines allow only a limited number of animals on each flight.

Remember to get specific information on charges, as flying with your pet can be quite costly.

A Suitable Kennel

The pet will need a sturdy kennel. Choose one with adequate ventilation, preferably one that comes with an airline approved packaging.

A pet in a KennelIf the pet is not accustomed to being in a kennel, then do not make the air trip his first experience. Prepare the pet to sleep inside the kennel at least two weeks before the travel. It will help the pet to get adjusted to the smell and area of its enclosure.

Medical approval

Get a health certificate and a vaccination booklet from your vet, at least ten days before the flight. Many of the vaccinations have validity dates, so check to make sure that they are correct. Ask some advice from the vet regarding tranquilisation of the pet.

The day of the travel

Give the pet a brisk walk, it will help him expend some of his energy, so that he can rest during the trip.

Give the pet a light meal at least three hours before the flight.

Do not put any liquids inside the kennel.

Attach a sheet of paper having details about the name of the pet, your flight number, destination, your name, address and phone number to the kennel.

Bon voyage!
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