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Animal Shelter of Kalampaka

The object of our Association is to provide care,accomodation,fostering and veterinary services within the area of Kalampaka,Greece,for animals that are in neeed of care and protection by reason of sickness,maltreatment and abandonment,and to educate the public in the care and welfare of animals.

Preparation For Ownership

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Before Bringing Your Dog Home

You will need food, water and food bowls, leash, collar, ID tag, training crate, brush, comb and canine chew toys.

Cleaning Up After your Dog

Keep your dog on a lead when you are outside, unless in a secured (fenced-in) area. If your dog goes to toilet on the pavement or any other public place, please clean it up.

Feeding

Puppies 8-12 weeks old need four meals a day. Puppies 3-6 months old need three meals a day. Puppies should be fed a high-quality puppy food 2-4 times a day. Please limit ‘people food,’ however, because it can cause puppies to suffer vitamin and mineral imbalances, bone and teeth problems and may cause very picky eating habits, as well as obesity.

When your dog is 1 year old, one meal a day is usually enough. For some dogs (larger breeds or those prone to bloat), it’s better to continue to feed two smaller meals. Premium-quality dry food provides a well-balanced diet and may be mixed with water, broth or some canned food.

They must have clean, fresh water available at all times and food and water dishes need to be washed frequently.

Exercise

Every dog needs daily exercise for mental and physical stimulation. The proper amount depends on the breed type, age and health status of your dog. Providing enough exercise will improve your dog’s health and prevent household destruction and other behaviour problems common in under exercised dogs.

Grooming

You can help keep your dog clean and reduce shedding by brushing her frequently. Check for fleas and ticks daily during warm weather. Most dogs don’t need to be bathed more than a few times a year. Before bathing, comb or cut out all mats from the coat. Carefully rinse all soap out of the coat, or dirt will stick to soap residue.

Housing

You will need to provide your pet with a warm, quiet place to rest away from all drafts and off of the floor. A training crate is ideal. You may wish to buy a dog bed, or make one out of a wooden box. Place a clean blanket or pillow inside the bed. Wash the dogs bed often. If your dog will be spending a great deal of time outdoors, you will need to provide her with shade and plenty of cool water in hot weather and a warm, dry, covered shelter when it’s cold.