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I an currently deployed in Afghanistan and today i received a puppy from a local. since i am in a very remote location i need to know what i can use to keep her as clean and as healthy as i can. i know there are a million things out there but i just need some things to help out. i know its going to be impossible to get her shots but there still has to be something i can do to. when i got her she was covered in mud. so i washed her with some anti-bacterial hand soap and watched the fleas just fall off. i also pulled off about 6 ticks as well. not much dog food around here so chicken and rice is the best i could come up with. she looks healthy and is very energetic so i would like to do my best to keep her healthy. can anyone help?
 

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Chicken and rice will work just fine. Are you cooking it or feeding it raw?

If you're cooking, REMOVE ALL THE BONES. Cooked chicken bones are extremely dangerous for dogs.

I would suggest feeding the chicken whole and raw. If you don't feed raw you need to supplement calcium somehow, since you'll be removing the bones from the cooked chicken.

If you ever get ahold of any other meat (game or raised doesn't matter) give it to the dog in small portions mixed with his normal chicken. Variety in meat sources will help a ton.


As far as keeping it clean, good ol' soap and water should be just fine since you're obviously on limited resources.

Good luck with the new dog, you're doing a great thing helping one out.
 

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If you can get your hands on dish soap that's the best thing to kill fleas! Talk to the cooks, and if you're in a location where there's a butcher (in a village or some such) see if you can get raw meat scraps and bones with meat on them, they'll be a GREAT diet for her since you can't get kibble. Only feed bones raw, cooked bones can splinter and puncture the intestines.
 

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Since you don't have access to vaccines I would keep the dog away from places where other dogs eliminate.
 
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