Events l Mar-Apr 2014

RACE unpacks exciting pet care products
Bengaluru-based pet care products company RACE launches exciting range of products which include DTICK Spot-on for all sizes of dogs. DTICKEvents 1 Spot-on is a combination of Fipronil and S-Methoprene and this unique combination protects dogs from ticks and fleas by killing all life stages – egg, larvae, pupa and adults unlike any other traditional ticks and fleas control product which kills only adults. RACE also introduces
first-of-its-kind antiseptic and disinfectant wipe called HEXA CLEAN which contains Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2 percent and CHLODERMA shampoo which contains Chlorhexidine Gluconate 4 percent effective against bacterial skin infections. RACE, which already has quality product portfolio of Fipronil spray, shampoos and wet wipes, is slated for launching Hair Shining Spray and Premium Shampoos soon. For further details, contact at: race@racecare.in

Doggone Fun! at Mutt Hutt, Mumbai
Under The Banyan Tree recently saw a turnout of more than 80 dog lovers as they all made reservations to enjoy a fun-filled meal with their pets. Not only did the furry members of their families relish a three course meal besides them, they also got a taste of pooch pampering through some spa grooming, fun with training, professional petfolios & the works by a team of Mutt Hutt – The Pet Café’s experts waiting to engage & entertain them. Aspiring to make Mumbai a more pet friendly city, Mutt Hutt – The Pet Cafe pops up at different locations to give pet parents the opportunity to hang out with their lovable companions. For more info, contact at: mutthuttcafe@gmail.com

Buddha Society for Animal Welfare organises free treatment camp
Buddha Society for Animal Welfare (Patna) recently organised a free treatment camp for both small and large animals at Jahanabad district in Bihar. During the camp, stray dogs were administered anti-rabies vaccines and other animals present for treatment included cats, cows, horses, etc. For further details, contact: Dr SP Sharma at: 9835039278 or drsharmasp@gmail.com

Seminar and workshop on Schutzhund in Mumbai
Sachin Raawte Dog Training Institute (Mumbai) organised a three-day seminar and workshop conducted by Janevents Skogster, an international dog training specialist and breeder of Belgian Malinois from Finland. Skogster explained about Schutzhund/IPO tests to identify dog’s suitability for a wide variety of tasks including police work, odour detection, search & rescue, etc. Supported by Royal Canin, Ventura and Quadrapaws Dog Training Equipments, the event aimed at improving the current Indian scenario for the development of dogs and a new opportunity to build for trainers where they can showcase their ability to work and talents within themselves on a international stage. For more details, contact: shwan_sachin@yahoo.co.in

A.R.M.Y. celebrates Animal Welfare Fortnight 2014
A.R.M.Y. (Animal Rescue & Maintenance Youth), Rourkela recently organised ‘Colour Your Pet & Zoo Animals’ contest under the Wildlife Awareness & Rescue (WAR-II) programme for Eco Club during the Animal Welfare Fortnight 2014. Also, a pet awareness programme held at Deepika EM School and Gyan Jyoti Public School awarded students who adopted mongrels along with their purebreds. For more information, contact at: 7504038089 or sangramparida2012@gmail.com

Myvets Trust organising year-long vaccination campaign
Myvets Charitable Trust & Research Centre is organising vaccination campaign for stray puppies and pigeons for entire year from 18th March 2014 to 18th March 2015 in Mumbai. Main aim and objective of the campaign is to protect stray puppies from rabies and worms, bring awareness for adopting stray puppies and protect pigeons from Newcastle Disease. For further details, contact Dr Madhurita Gupta at: 9619522077 or trust@myvetsol.com

Dr Batra’s pet care hospital inaugurated in New Delhi
Dr Batra’s opened homeopathy cum veterinary hospital at Yusuf Sarai in New Delhi. Spread across threDre floors, the hospital was inaugurated by Maneka Gandhi along with Dr Mukesh Batra, founder and chairman of Dr Batra’s Healthcare Group. This new care hospital offers a range of services from blood tests and x-rays to vaccination, grooming, surgical procedures, allopathic and homeopathic treatments and a pet shop. On the occasion, Maneka Gandhi said, “I am delighted to launch Dr Batra’s state-of-the-art pet care hospital, which is India’s first-ever homeopathy-cum-veterinary hospital. For the last eight years, Dr Batra’s has been supporting us by providing free treatment at our Animal Centre in Delhi.” Dr Mukesh Batra mentioned that in the UK, 50 percent of vets use homeopathy in their practice, whereas in India the use of homeopathy for animals is relatively unknown. With the launch of this new hospital together with other facilities Dr Batra’s would be able to treat pets with homeopathy, a safe and effective treatment for pets. For further details, visit: www.drbatras.com

Events l Jan-Feb 14

National Symposium on Companion Animal Practice and CE (Continuing Education) Program concluded in Mumbai
Sponsored by Royal Canin, the 5th National Symposium on Companion Animal Practice was held on 16th November 2013. Dr Sunita Patel, President, Pet Practitioners Association of Mumbai (PPAM) stated that kidney diseases were on the rise and it is important to spread awareness about the different stages of the disease and treatment. On his keynote speech during the symposium, Dr Larry D Cowgill, professor, Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, USA focused on chronic kidney disease and educated the veterinarians on various treatment aspects. Dr Sarah Boston, associate professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida stressed on therapies for treating cancer in veterinary medicine.

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The symposium also saw a presentation by Emilie Moulard of Royal Canin who discussed on extensive research which goes into making dog food balanced and palatable. The second day on 17th November 2013, the 12th World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Continuing Education (CE) Program was sponsored by Bayer HealthCare, Hills and MSD Animal Health.

 

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Himalaya Drug Company launches Furglow, a natural fatty acids supplement fortified with vitamin E, zinc and selenium. For further details, log on to: http://www.himalayahealthcare.com

Pawfect Pet Shop – Bareilly
Bareilly-based Pet Shop is a 25 years old pet corner and has facilities like hostel, training, breeding and others in addition to dog food, toys, kennels, accessories, etc. For more details, contact at: 9917100507.

Royal Pet Shop – Ajmer
Offering a complete range of your pooch’s requirements, a new pet shop named Royal Pet Shop has opened at Madan Ganj in
Ajmer. For further details, contact Sonu Sharma at: 09784625555

IDW – Jaipur
International Dog World (IDW) in Jaipur provides registered pups and has a host of services to cater to the needs and requirements of your pet. For further details, contact Hemant Singh at: 09782422884 or visit: www.dogsjaipur.com/www.internationaldogworld.com

PROFESSIONAL Range STARTER Mother & PupPedigree
Pedigree has developed customised offerings for pregnant/lactating mothers (female dogs) & their weaning pups with the launch of PROFESSIONAL Range STARTER Mother & Pup.
Saurabh Shekhar, Director Research and Development, Mars India explained that newborn puppies depend completely on their mother’s milk for nourishment. PROFESSIONAL Range STARTER Mother & Pup is nutritionally designed to maximise their genetic potential to grow. Nitin Kulkarni, Director, Corporate Affairs, Mars India said, “In fact, pregnant or nursing mothers have 2-3 times the energy requirements than healthy adult dogs. More protein is needed to nourish the healthy development of puppies. With the launch of PROFESSIONAL Range STARTER Mother & Pup, Pedigree intends to complete its offerings for all life-stages”. It will be available in 10 kg pack across India and is priced at Rs 3,000.

Convention of ISACP in February at Patna
Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice (ISACP) is organising XI Annual Convention and National Congress on ‘Strategy for Canine Heath Care with Focus on Zoonotic Disease’ on 10th -12th February 2014 in Patna. Pet practitioners, clinicians, scientists, medicos, administrators, policy makers, field veterinarians and entrepreneurs engaged in the discipline of canine practice and its management are expected to participate in the convention. For more info, contact Dr VK Sinha at: 09835457521, 09386899716 or vijai@care4yourpet.com; isacp.patna2014@gmail.com

Ricky rocked the ring!Eukanuba
Hosted at the 13th annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championships in Orlando, Florida, the prestigious Eukanuba World Challenge (EWC)saw 43 elite dogs from around the world – compete against each other for the highly coveted title of ‘Eukanuba World Challenge Champion 2013’ and $10,000 prize money. Judge Miguel Angel Martinez selected Ricky as the EWC Champion 2013. Said Ricky’s proud parent-Jason Lynn, “It has been the most wonderful week.” For further details, visit: www.eukanubaworldchallenge.com or http://www.eukanuba.co.uk/world-challenge

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Heads Up For Tails (HUFT), New Delhi introduces WAG BOX, a monthly gift hamper filled with full of surprises for your pet. Based on your dog, HUFT team will sniff and dig around the tail-wagging toys, accessories, grooming products and healthy treats just for your pooch. You can choose to subscribe for just one month, three months or six months for this. For further details, visit: www.headsupfortails.com

Ectimar Spray by Bayer
Bayer HealthCare is introducing Ectimar Spray for control of ticks, fleas and lice. Ectimar Spray (250 ml) is an effective, environment-friendly formulation which is suitable as an ectoparaciticide for dogs and cats to combat parasites in the pet’s surroundings.
Ectimar Spray can be used on young animals too. For more information, contact Bayer HealthCare at: 022-25311234 or petbonding@bayerhealthcare.com

Brett Lee launches Pedigree ADULT Senior in New Delhi

Mission Rabies arrived in Ranchi
Mission Rabies has an aim to eradicate rabies by vaccinating street dogs across India. In Ranchi, it was flagged off by Suresh Paswan, Urban Development Minister in presence of Sakshi Dhoni who has adopted a pup called Leah and advised people to give food and shelter to strays. Dr Suranjan Sarkar of Complete Dog Care, Ranchi took part
in the campaign. For more details, visit:
www.missionrabies.com

Conference at Agra
UP Small Animal Veterinary Association (UPSAVA) organised Vet Conference on 29th September 2013 at Agra. Focusing on Stem Cell Treatment, Ultrasonography, Anaesthesia Technique, Fracture Management and Cardiac Problems & Management, the conference was attended by veterinarians and leading companies, such as Pedigree, Intervet, Cell Pet, Provimi, Cure & Care Biotec, Companion Pets and Arden Grange, among others. The panel of speakers at the conference  comprised Dr Nagarajan, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai; Dr Shashi Vikram Singh, Lucknow; Dr Amarpal  and Dr Abhishek Saxena, India Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly; and Dr TK Galot, Bikaner Vet College.For further details, contact at: sanjeev.nehru@gmail.com or 9837022777.
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Brett Lee launches Pedigree ADULT Senior in New Delhi
Australian cricket ace Brett Lee, brand ambassador of Pedigree and a responsible pet parent, along with Ganesh Ramani, Demand Director, MARS International India Pvt Ltd recently launched Pedigree ADULT Senior in New Delhi. The launch event held at The Park hotel on 8th October 2013 saw Pet (Brett) Lee in his best avatar as he enthralled the crowd with cheerful Namaskar and Sat Sri Akaal. In his speech, Brett Lee shared his passion for animal throughout his growing up, and recently with his son he has added a new furry member (an adorable puppy) to his family. Ganesh remarked that pets make our world better and it is our endeavour to make the world better for our pets.
Dr Buvanendra Babu, Manager, Pet Nutrition & Health, MARS International India Pvt Ltd explained about the nutrition which helps in supporting dog’s senior life stage. He added that pets give us so much love and it is our duty to ensure their old age is ‘gold age’. The Pedigree ADULT Senior is for dogs who are seven years and above. This food leads to healthy and active senior life, strong immunity. It also improves digestibility as it contains superior prebiotics and looks after oral care. The event entailed interactions with channel partners, select pet parents and some media personnel. The forum was then opened to question-answer session conducted by Varun Tuli amid a lot of zest and enthusiasm as those who answered correct were rewarded a cricket ball duly signed by Brett Lee.

New flavours from Drools
Drools unpacks a new range of recipes/flavours as well as the packing in three different sizes with two variants (Adult and Puppy). DroolsUntitled-3 copy caters a line of dog food suitably designed as right choice for your pet.

New pet clinic & shop in Jaipur
Offering a complete combo of medical facilities, pet accessories, food items and more, Jaipur Pet Clinic & Pet Mart is now opened at Jawahar Nagar in Jaipur. Some specialties at this newly unveiled pet clinic include the facility of laser surgery and medicines of all kinds.For further details, contact Dr Amitosh Saxena at: 09772200837.

New pet clinic opening soon in Ahmedabad
Providing latest medical facilities using modern technologies and equipments, Dr Hiren Thakkar is now planning to open a pet clinic in Ahmedabad in January 2014. The clinic will be located at 148 Shiv Ganesh Bunglows, Near Sola Overbridge, Thaltej, Hebatpur Road, Ahmedabad-380059. For more details, write in at: hirenthakkar_21@yahoo.com or call at: 9227261188.

Free check-up camps
Cuddle Pet Shop & Clinic organised Pedigree Free General Health & Dental Check-up Camps at its clinics at Mulund and Powai in Mumbai. The free camps received overwhelming response. For further details, write to Dr Natasha Couto at: drnatasha23@gmail.com

‘Pooch Aqua Gym’
Bengaluru-based Pooch Holiday Home, one of the popular pet boarding destinations in the city, has recently opened a dedicated dog-friendly pool which is named as Pooch Aqua Gym. Log on to: www.facebook.com/poochaquagym or call Uma Ganesan at: 9986734843, 9916988553.

Royal Canin India organises Breeder Road Show
The marketing and local teams of Royal Canin India did a great job in gathering and accommodating 341 breeders from all over the country in three metros (Pune, Chennai and Delhi) during the Breeder Road Show. What made this event unique in India were the number of breeders per meeting. Dr Philippe Pierson from the East & South support team came to animate the three hour conferences.
To lay down the ‘knowledge foundations’ – as there is no breeding school or any kind of training in India – they chose to start with Reproduction. In line with this topic, Dr Pierson explained the nutritional answers of the Royal Canin Starter range. The marketing team organised a lucky draw with the names of all the breeders who purchased products and in each city, a lucky breeder won a trip to Bangkok for two people. The feedbacks from the breeders were very positive and they provided a lot of ideas of topics.
The winners of the lucky draw were: Pune Breeder Meeting Winners: 1st prize – trip for two to Bangkok: Shubhangi Kirankumar Digraje (Ichalkaranji), 2nd prize – RC foldable chair: Vrunda Bhagwat (Ratnagiri) and 3rd prize – RC sports bag: Mukund Joshi (Pune). Chennai Breeder Meeting Winners: 1st prize – trip for two to Bangkok: Manoj K (Kerala), 2nd prize – RC foldable chair: Saravana Kumar (Madurai) and 3rd prize – RC sports bag: TV Sridhar (Chennai). Delhi Breeder Meeting Winners: 1st prize – trip for two to Bangkok: Aseem (Punjab), 2nd prize – RC foldable chair: Chanderkant Anand (Delhi) and 3rd prize – RC sports bag: Mukesh Aswal (Delhi).

Pet Clinic, Bareilly celebrating Silver Jubilee year
Marking its 25 years of service, Bareilly-based Pet Clinic is now celebrating Silver Jubilee from 28th September 2013 to 28th September 2014. Special offers during the year-long celebration include Birthday Gifts on every Saturday, Free De-Worming and Free
Anti-Rabies Vaccination was administered on 28th September (World Rabies Day).
For further details, contact Dr Abhai Tilak at: 0581-2511605.

WFA successfully concludes Adoption Camp
World For All (WFA) came together with People for Animal (PFA) to host a unique Adoption Camp to help 35 little puppies and kittens find homes in Mumbai. Ruchi Nadkarni, president and co-founder of WFA said, “First of all, we must celebrate the 22 happy tails of success, thanks to the kind families who made their way to the venue to take home new family members.” To know more about this wonderful responsibility, log on to: https://www.facebook.com/worldforall or write in at:ruchinadkarni@worldforall.com

Prime Animal Care Hospital opens at Noida

Newly opened Prime Animal Care Hospital at Noida is a destination with multiple medical facilities including surgery, laboratory tests, dispensary and others. Boarding facility also available at this hospital located at E-Block, Sector-72, Noida. For further information, contact Anupam Sharma at: 9212440050 or primeanimalcare@gmail.com

GC-‘Primo Companio’ fashion show at Kolkata

Celebrating its first anniversary, Kashika’s Pampered Paws organised GC-‘Primo Companio’ pet fashion show at Mani Square Mall in Kolkata on 31st August 2013. Kashika Arora, who runs Kashika’s Pampered Paws, created a pet awareness in the city through the event and she groomed the furry participants for five days before the show at Kashika’s Pampered Paws located at 59A/1/1, Bosepukur Road, Kolkata 700045. For further details, write in at: arora.kashika@gmail.com

PetLabs360 introduces Titer Testing for diseases

Diagnostic kits are now available in India which are designed not only to aid in the diagnosis of diseases but also determine the immunity levels of companion animals towards certain diseases and conditions. Introduced by PetLabs360, Antibody Titer (AB) tests give quantitative antibody titer levels in the animal towards a particular disease. Antibody Titer (AB) tests also monitor serological status and vaccination failure to prevent over vaccination consequences.  It provides reliable and accurate results in just 21 minutes for Infectious Hepatitis (ICH), Parvovirus (CPV), Distemper (CDV) for canines and Feline Panleukopenia, FHV and FCV for felines. For further details, contact Arun Menon of PetLabs360 at: info@petlabs360.in or 0120-6459191, 9818660935.

Wag N Wash pet grooming salon opens in Pune

Run by Manvi Pittie, a certified dog groomer and stylist graduated from Nash Academy in Lexington, Wag N Wash is a new pet grooming salon unveiled recently in Pune. Facilities available at this newly opened pet salon include oral, eye, ear, foot and sanitary cares as well as deshedding, skin and coat treatments. For further details, contact Manvi Pittie at: 9923355662 or manvipittie@gmail.com

Just Dogs introduces Spa on Wheels and opens a new outlet

Just Dogs introduces convenient Spa on Wheels – mobile pet grooming service in Ahmedabad. This is the way forward to having your pet groomed and is gaining popularity fast because of its convenience for busy pet parents. With this Spa on Wheels, grooming can be done outside your home or work place. The vans used are fully equipped with hydro-bath, grooming table and all other necessary equipments to make your dog his sparkling best. Also, Just Dogs opens a new outlet in Ahmedabad located at 101, 1st Floor, Swagat Plaza- 2, Opposite Ambali BRTS Bopal, Ahmedabad with facilities and products including pet food and accessories as well as grooming, boarding, training, etc. For further enquiry, call at: 9725077070, 9712957070 or email at: ashish.anthony@gmail.com

Harley’s Corner introduces Ready-To-Eat Wet food

Harley’s Corner, run by Chef Ishmeet Chandiok in Mumbai, introduces Ready-To-Eat Wet food. Manufactured and packaged under the strictest of hygiene and food processing measures, the ready-to-eat wet food range includes Signature Feast (chicken, liver and vegetables served with brown rice), Grrissotto (liver sauce with rice and vegetables), Liver Dip (protein-packed liver dipping sauce), Chicken Sauce (chicken loaded sauce) and are soon introducing others like Obesity Management diet for dogs, tuna flavoured cat food and shrimp flavoured cat food. For more details, visit: www.harleyscorner.in

Claws & Paws organised free eye and ear consultation camp

Hyderabad-based Claws & Paws pet clinic organised free consultation camp for the ears and eyes of dogs and cats at its premises on 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th June 2013. The camp provided complete ear examination using latest video otoscopy and complete eye examination by pan-optic ophthalmoscope. These two techniques used at Claws & Paws give confirmatory diagnosis and help in better treatment for most chronic problems of the ears and eyes of pets. For further info, e-mail at: drkrsnavet@gmail.com or SMS to: 09963550569.