The Life of a Street Dog/ From Puppy to Older Age

The challenging life of street dogs, from vulnerable puppies to nomadic adults, and the limited lifespan of older ones, underscore the importance of addressing root causes and providing support for their well-being.

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Stray dogs or street dogs are born on the street with no balanced food and fresh water, a comfortable bed, or shelter. Heavy rain, hot weather, severe cold weather, these dogs do not have any place to hide their head or stay, they are lying helpless in the markets Their food is human waste and their drink is dirty water, by the way, they know the changes of weather very well and can bear them too, but when they fall ill no veterinary doctor is called for them many of them die due to lack of treatment. .. A few of them will pass away. Some will be struck by vehicles, while some will be assaulted by criminals.

Few pets are saved by kind individuals who work to place them in loving homes.

While they are attempting to defend themselves from harm, not all street dogs are vicious. Many of them are kind and compassionate.

Many people think that street dogs are dangerous and they are bitter too, but it is true that their bite can cause rabies and only bite those who look at them with the devil’s eye or devil’s deeds. You can make these dogs yours by providing a comfortable home, good behavior, clean food, and freshwater, If you treat these dogs with the same amount of respect you would give your pet, they will treat you with the respect that your dogs give you. Now we can better  Describe the difficulties they face and the events that happen in their lives.

When puppies

A poor little soul stray puppy. A start of a stray dog, A start of difficulties, A start of hunger, A start of thirst, A start to become homeless, A start without knowing pedigree, A start of life without love affection, charm, or colors, A start without vaccination, deworming even vet care.

Beginning difficulties or street puppies face a lot of problems before becoming adult dogs, most puppies die due to low tolerance to harsh or monsoon weather or any other reason.

At the start of a difficult journey, they feed on their mother’s milk. After some days they start walking and find some food for living, like adult dogs they don’t travel long distances so they find nearby food points like butcher shops or small restaurants. even they got training from stray mothers for finding food at the start.

After a great struggle, they manage only hand-to-mouth food. Stray puppies often rely on searching for food in garbage boxes or seeking leftovers from feeling individuals who may provide occasional nourishment.

Puppies on the loose fight to survive all day long, searching for food, finding a place to sleep, and figuring out where they are in their environment.

 Humans can help stray puppies by providing food, water, and shelter. Additionally, they can support rescue organizations, participate in adoption initiatives, and contribute to spaying/neutering campaigns to address the root causes of the stray puppy problem.

When adult

The stray puppy has grown up and becomes a stray dog.

Stray dogs typically move in a traveling and random manner, crossing urban environments in search of food, shelter, and company. Stray dogs might be found both alone and in groups. While some may choose to travel in loose groups for better survival odds, others may choose to explore on their own. Depending on variables like resource availability and territorial tendencies, stray dogs’ social dynamics might differ. An adult stray dog’s existence is frequently filled with obstacles and unknowns. They are on their own and must navigate hazards like traffic, illness, and inclement weather as they wander about seeking food, drink, and shelter. Their capacity to adapt and be inventive is essential to their survival; some even create informal social structures to increase their security. The constant fight for safety and food is what defines their existence, even though some may find momentary solace in metropolitan settings.

When older

The life expectancy of older stray dogs is significantly limited, typically ranging from 4 to 5 years. This shortened lifespan is attributed to various challenges they face on the streets. Homelessness exposes them to harsh environmental conditions, making them susceptible to illnesses and reducing their overall well-being. Mental health problems may arise from the stress and lack of security, further impacting their longevity.

 The risk of accidental poisoning, either intentionally or unintentionally, is a prevalent threat for stray dogs. In their quest for food, they might consume substances harmful to their health. Road accidents pose another significant danger as they navigate through traffic while searching for resources. Additionally, exposure to diseases, often left untreated due to the absence of veterinary care, contributes to their shortened lifespans.

 Collectively, the combination of homelessness, mental health challenges, the risk of poisoning, road accidents, and the prevalence of diseases creates a harsh reality for stray dogs. While some may beat the odds and survive longer, the challenges they face significantly diminish their chances of reaching old age. The plight of older stray dogs underscores the urgency of addressing the root causes of the stray dog problem and implementing measures to enhance their well-being and longevity.


the predicament of stray dogs is indicative of a cycle of adversity, resiliency, and finite lifespan. Adversity is a defining feature of their life, from their delicate beginnings as stray pups to the itinerant existence of adult dogs and the difficulties experienced by older ones. Improving the health and lifespan of these hardy creatures requires addressing the underlying problems, providing compassionate care, and promoting responsible pet ownership.