Provide for the basics
Fresh water should always be available to the animal
We recommend commercial food of a trusted,well known brand once or twice daily. Dry food is more economical and hygienic, whereas moist foods are tastier but more expensive.
The dog should have shelter from the sun, rain and to much wind.
It is important to prevent diseases. On Aruba this means :
Yearly vaccinations [against 7 diseases]
Giving your dog a heartworm pill once a month
Treat against ticks and fleas as needed
As in dogs [see above] with these exceptions :
Very important : keep your puppy clean and avoid contact with other dogs until he has been well vaccinated [see below]
You need to feed puppies 3 times per day and we recommend puppiefood until the age of 6 months minimum.
Puppies need 4 vaccinations at the age of 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks and 14 weeks
It is a misconception that you can not wash puppies. On the contrary :it is good to wash and keep your dog free of ticks and fleas. Take care however to rince and dry these little fellows.
Dogs are social animals so play with them, take them for a walk
If you need to tie him to prevent him from roaming the streets use a long line.We prefer a fenced – in garden.
Always put an ID – tag on his collar, stating name and phonenumber.
Taking good care of your new cat means :
Keep the cat at least the first week inside
Providing food and fresh water at least twice daily
Vaccinating yearly, check for fleas and deworm regularly
Cats are basically solitary animals that will stick to their territory,rather than to their “master”
Take your Kat / Dog to a vet, when he/she is sick e.g. not eating, loosing weight
Don’t forget too Spay & Neuter your puppy or kitten at the age between 5 – 6 month old.